I’ve been thinking about the best teachers I’ve had in my life. They’ve given me so much, and yet, in reality, they have really made me get it myself.
I applaud these teachers publicly, because I want them, and others, to know how awesome they are. I sometimes worry the teachers think I’m idolizing them. I sometimes worry that others think the same. I’m not, really. I am applauding their ability to share what they have spent so much time learning. I am applauding their ability to share their time and energy with me, as if it’s in almost limitless supply. I am applauding them for being the best examples of people I want to share my life with. I am applauding them for being role models for my children. I am applauding them for sharing their humanity with the world.
I suppose the best lessons come from inside; we just sometimes need good examples of what to do and good catalysts to help us past our threshold of idleness.
To all my teachers, thank you, and I will do my best to make you happy you shared your energy with me.