I Had A Special Teacher:

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Cluster Headaches Messages ]

Posted by TerryS ( on October 13, 2000 at 11:08:59:

I had a very special teacher in high school many years ago whose
husband unexpectedly died suddenly of a heart attack. About a week
after his death, she shared some of her insight with a classroom of

As the late afternoon sunlight came streaming in through the classroom
windows and the class was nearly over, she moved a few things aside
on the edge of her desk and sat down there.

With a gentle look of reflection on her face, she paused and
said, "Before class is over, I would like to share with all of you a
thought that is unrelated to class, but which I feel is very important.

Each of us is put here on earth to learn, share, love, appreciate
and give of ourselves. None of us knows when this fantastic
experience will end. It can be taken away at any moment. Perhaps this is God's
way of telling us that we must make the most out of every single day."

Her eyes beginning to water, she went on, "So I would like
you all to make me a promise. From now on, on your way to school, or on
your way home, find something beautiful to notice. It doesn't have to be
something you see - it could be a scent-perhaps of freshly baked bread
wafting out of someone's house, or it could be the sound of the breeze slightly rustling the leaves in the trees, or the way the morning light catches one autumn leaf as it falls gently to the ground.

Please look for these things, and cherish them. For, although it may sound trite to some, these things are the "stuff" of life. The little things we are put here on earth to enjoy. The things we often take for granted. We must make it important to
notice them, for at any time... it can all be taken away."

The class was completely quiet. We all picked up our books and
filed out of the room silently. That afternoon, I noticed more
things on my way home from school than I had that whole semester. Every
once in a while, I think of that teacher and remember what an impression she
made on all of us, and I try to appreciate all of those things that sometimes
we all overlook.

Take notice of something special you see on your lunch hour today.
Go barefoot. Or walk on the beach at sunset. Stop off on the way
home tonight to get a double-dip ice cream cone. For as we get older,
it is not the things we did that we often regret, but the things we
didn't do.

Follow Ups:

Post a Followup




Optional Link URL:
Link Title:
Optional Image URL:

[ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ Cluster Headaches Messages ]



Click Here!