Who Teaches You

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.

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