To teach, is to cause someone to learn or understand something by example or experience. Today is Teacher Appreciation Day. I am so thankful for the many teachers in my life.
My first teachers were my parents, and the lessons they taught me I hold to this day. I can remember my teachers in school with admiration and gratitude. Then their is a long list of people who have spoken into my life in countless ways.
In my Christian walk, I am blessed to have some of the greatest teachers ever. The Apostle Paul called them instructors in Christ. These men and women led by word and example.
In business, I learned from the good, and the bad. The right principles taught me to reject the wrong ones. I even learned how to do tasks that at first intimidated me. What had once seemed daunting became daily routine.
All of this was because of teachers. An there have been other things, from the trivial to the important where a little instruction made an impact. To every teacher in my life, I would like to say thank you.
To everyone reading this, whether you’re a teacher by profession, or by impact, I’d also like to say something. Don’t underestimate the power of small actions. I patterned much of my Ministry by the way one man stood when his Pastor was speaking.
The way I I paint is because of how someone else taught me to hold a brush. As a husband, though not always brilliantly, I follow the pattern of how someone else smiled when their spouse was upset. Others notice what you think is discarded. Your efforts are never wasted, but always invested, thank you!