Who is your teacher? Happy Humpday!

Who was your first teacher? Many of you may be thinking of your kindergarten teacher or maybe a Sunday school teacher. Those of us who are (or have been) blessed with great parents, siblings, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friend have been surrounded by teachers.

I think of the things I learned from my mother and Grandmother Twedt (the only one I knew and the one person I miss every day of my life), who taught me common-day things, such as how to make a bed with the sheets tucked tightly in a perfect angle fold. How clever of Grandma. Every time I make my bed, I think of her.

Mom grandma me

Me — My Mother Olive Sampson and Grandma Gertie Twedt 1965

I’m reading from Jack Canfield’s book, The Success Principles–How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be [Harper Collins, 2005), and this co-creator of Chicken Soup for The Soul says this about teachers:

The greatest contribution you can make to the world is to grow in self-awareness, self-realization, and the power to manifest your own heartfelt dreams and desires. The next greatest thing you can do is to help others do the same. What a wonderful world it would be if we were all to do that.

2012-10-08 06.53.00Yes! The wealth of education I’ve received—sometimes while traveling on the road of hard knocks—has given me the opportunity to walk alongside others who can use a bit of learned wisdom and a dose of encouragement.

It doesn’t take a teacher’s certificate to teach. However, I am grateful for those who get their degree(s) to teach children and adults in the classroom, knowing they are entering a field with great challenges and hopefully many rewards beyond a paycheck.


About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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