Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Teach-er (noun) There is no greater word.

I just bought a t-shirt with that message on it. It’s got some bling on it—sparkly apples—one gold, one red. I thought it would be fun to wear. I needed a long sleeved shirt, and it was on clearance. Just my size. I didn’t think much about the message—not at first.

No greater word—so true. I am thankful for the teachers in my life. In many ways, I am a product of their work. They taught me diligence and respect. They taught me to love my country. They taught me to share.

No greater word—parents, my first and last teachers. In many ways I am a product of their example. They taught me obedience. They taught me excellence. They taught me that family comes first. They taught me that I am daughter of God.

No greater word—friends, old and new. In many ways I am a product of their touch. They have taught me to laugh. They have taught me to be myself. They have taught me to find joy. They have taught me to expect miracles.

No greater word—Jesus, the master teacher. In many ways I am a product of his love. He has taught me to serve. He has taught me to give. He has taught me to trust. He has taught me to love. He has opened my heart. He has given me a reason to live.

Today with thankful heart, I celebrate the teachers in my life. What wondrous gifts they have given. When I grow up, I want to be just like them.

Teach-er (noun) There is no greater word.

Linda Garner

5 comments:

L.T. Elliot said...

Excellent post, Linda. I, too, have a great love for teachers. The learning I have came from their devotion and passion. Be they parent, friend, instructor, or Divine Being, my life is better becauase of teachers.

ali said...

That was beautiful Linda.

Carolyn V. said...

Teachers are amazing. I agree, not better word. =)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Wonderful post. I totally agree with you, but I'm a little biased because I'm a teacher! :) I remind myself every day of the power I have to do good or to cause pain in the life of every student.

Your blog is absolutely beautiful! I love it! :)

Linda Garner said...

Thanks girls. I'll bet you're an awesome teacher, Shannon. I just got back from sharing Some Secrets Hurt with a group of aspiring teachers. It was unforgettable. L.G.