I suppose this is my tribute, as well as a reminder, to all teachers – as we grow we often remember your words. I happen to be blessed with some beautiful encouragement and inspiration.*
Mrs Dostanic, my home room teacher in Bosnia (grade 1 through 4) once told my parents during a parent-teacher interview, “Tamara is like a cat. No matter what height she jumps from, she’ll always land on her feet.” I’ve carried her words with me my entire life and I remember them every time fear shows up.
I dug out my old yearbooks and read through some of the comments people signed. (It was lots of fun – many laughs!) I chose to share some of the comments written by my teachers because many of them motivated me to follow through with whatever I was doing, time and time again.
I hope that every teacher knows that they are some of our most important rainbows.
* Words are very powerful. You never know who is listening to what you’re saying or who is reading what you’re writing, just know that your words will be heard or read by someone.
If you have any inspiring words someone once wrote or said to you, please share! I’d love to hear from you! 🙂
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