Take Time to Thank a Teacher

Even though I’ve been a teacher in some capacity for my entire professional career, I’m not trolling for accolades.  Curiously both Teacher Appreciation Week and Nurse Appreciation week began Monday, May 6.

As many of you know my eldest recently earned a doctorate from Rush University in Nurse Practice.  At our celebratory dinner, she thanked her high school biology teacher for igniting her fire.  Now this particularly teacher left our school district years ago, but through the internet I found him and emailed him.  Why? To thank him, duh.

All of us have experienced teachers who made a difference in our lives; yet few of us make the effort to say “thanks.”  Andy Rooney once quipped: Most of us end up with no more than 5 or 6 people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.

Take time this week to thank a teacher and/or a nurse.  Trust me.  It will be appreciated.

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