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Friday, October 27, 2017

A Thank You to Teachers As Another School Year Starts

Dear Teacher,

Maybe today is your first day back or maybe you've been back at school for a week or two.

Maybe this is your first year teaching or maybe this is your last year before retirement.

Maybe you skipped into school ready to conquer another day or maybe your feet moved a little slower as you inched your way to the school doors.

Maybe your room is completely set-up and your lesson are meticulously planned or maybe you are taking it "one day at a time."

Maybe you feel confident and comfortable or maybe you feel slightly unsteady and a little unsure.

Maybe you came home today energized and eager or maybe you are absolutely exhausted.

While there are so many "maybes," there is one certain truth: Dear teacher, you are important.

You inspire and motivate, and you uplift and reassure.

You have the power to remind each person of the goodness that exists in them.

You empower and you encourage.

You are a kind word and an empathetic ear.

You instill courage and confidence.

You are a constant in an ever-changing and often unpredictable world.

You are a builder of the future.

So, maybe your back aches and your feet hurt and your brain is completely overwhelmed.

But your heart is full.

And with every kind smile and each encouraging word, you fill the hearts of so many around you.

Thank you.

#teachers #backtoschool

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