My sister Bec was a teacher for all of her adult life, up until she retired. I always knew she was an excellent, inspiring teacher. Something happened this week that reinforced that truth. She received a Facebook message from a former student — one from very long ago. This student told her that she was working with two of her children on their homework, and used a book that Bec had as required reading. She went on to say how much she appreciated having had her as a teacher.
I think that teaching is one of the only occupations that can inspire a person for the rest of their life. I still remember some of the best teachers I had. I know that my sister was an inspiration for more people than she can imagine, and that makes me smile.
Have a great weekend.