Every day this month I’ll post a Gratefulness or Gratitude prompt. I’d really enjoy hearing your input on this prompt as well in the comments below. Today’s prompt:I’m somehow drawn to challenges. Song challenges, writing challenges, Sims challenges, just about any challenge. While tossing around blog ideas with my partner in crime the idea to do a monthly challenge came up. I was hesitant to move this to the blog but then tossed it up and said ‘why not?’. Here you have it, my first 30 Day Challenge.
Every day this month I’ll post a Gratefulness or Gratitude prompt. I’d really enjoy hearing your input on this prompt as well in the comments below. Today’s prompt:
Wow, what a question. Go way back to the dark ages I can remember the names of all the teachers I had through school. I remember all the youth leaders I had at church. I may be forgetful (early onset dementia anyone?) of everything and horrible with names but these things I remember. That being said I’m also not one to get all sentimental and ooey-gooey emotional about things either. However, if I dredge back through time one particular teacher stands out as a highlight. There are other highlights but I’m going for the furtherest back. Because I can.
Phyllis Feyh was my 5th grade teacher. She was the first, that I remember, to encourage my love of words. She encouraged my writing, even years later when I was no longer her student and moving up the ranks of school grades. She encouraged my reading, especially when I was her student but even after. She acknowledged my position of authority on the Island of Misfit Toys and made it perfectly OK to lead the masses there. A position I still hold and relish with pleasure. Normal is just a setting on the dryer as the meme’s say. I don’t know if I’d have become the blogger I am today without the encouragement to read and write even back then. And cray-cray, I own that in spades and wouldn’t change most of the tiny little things that go with that.
Your turn! Share a teacher or leader that you are grateful for in the comments below.