20140329_1432Praise to the teacher who smiles anyway –

who doesn’t feel imprisoned by words like “early duty”, “lunch duty”, or”after-school bus duty”,

but instead rises above her duties, seeing the souls encircling her

 -and smiles anyway –

because she knows her job , above all others,

transcends her own lifetime, isn’t ultimately measured by data,

isn’t limited to core content, and in many cases extends beyond teacher to







Praise to the teacher who keeps on giving when she has nothing left to give and inspires her students to do the very same.

Praise to the teacher who never stops learning as she creates a classroom full of small teachers

every single day.

Praise to the teacher who feels pulled in a hundred different directions……………

but smiles anyway.

If you’re a teacher, “Thank you”.

If your life has been impacted by a teacher, take time to let them know.

If your child’s life has been transformed because of a teacher,

take time to write them a note and share how much they mean to you.

As you think about the future of mankind,

pray for all teachers who are shaping the lives of children in classrooms and homes all over the world.

Ephesians 1:16

I have not stopped giving thanks for you,

remembering you in my prayers.