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You taught me well


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Anna was only 17 when I had her as a roommate.We had a good relationship until she listened to someone else and some rumors. But she was still a darling to me even when she left Thailand 3 years ago with an attitude. She came back again on a short trip and we got to spend time together. It might be that I am now 30 so I play less and smile more. On her last day, she sat with me at church and out of the blue she just wrote me a note asking for forgiveness that she listened to the rumors and she never was happy and how she didn't like herself when the truth was revealed.Still, I only smiled...and I saw that sad look on her face and it was hurting me too. Eventhough I never believed that she would believe the rumors or such things and always she is a darling to me.So I gave her a hug and told her that it was all ok. I didn't care what she listened to or whom she listened to but I forgave her and she had to stop accusing herself and I told her how brave she was writing me that little note.How uneasy for her to admit that she had done wrong. "No, Pi Nave. It was not me.. It's all because of you. You taught me well" said Anna !! You taught me well !! The line was spoken in my head time and time again until I couldn't help my tears.I am a teacher by career but to live a life that teaches people around you has nothing to do with your career at all.You can do any job but still be an influence.  You can be jobless but still make an impact.You can be an undertaker and a teacher at the very same time.  

My dad once said"á¡èáÅéÇÃÂèÒá¡èàÅ µéçá¡èáÅéÇá¡èáô"(something like..don't u just grow old....but get sassy even u grow old) We can get so flashy with things all around..pubs..bars..booze..friends...or being a nerd at home with dogs..cats..books...dvds...or being both in the very same personbut how much do you want your life to touch others ? I have found my answer ---------------------"Head Up and MOVE ON !!" Miss N.

 

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Anna was only 17 when I had her as a roommate.We had a good relationship until she listened to someone else and some rumors. But she was still a darling to me even when she left Thailand 3 years ago with an attitude. She came back again on a short trip and we got to spend time together. It might be that I am now 30 so I play less and smile more. On her last day, she sat with me at church and out of the blue she just wrote me a note asking for forgiveness that she listened to the rumors and she never was happy and how she didn't like herself when the truth was revealed.Still, I only smiled...and I saw that sad look on her face and it was hurting me too. Eventhough I never believed that she would believe the rumors or such things and always she is a darling to me.So I gave her a hug and told her that it was all ok. I didn't care what she listened to or whom she listened to but I forgave her and she had to stop accusing herself and I told her how brave she was writing me that little note.How uneasy for her to admit that she had done wrong. "No, Pi Nave. It was not me.. It's all because of you. You taught me well" said Anna !! You taught me well !! The line was spoken in my head time and time again until I couldn't help my tears.I am a teacher by career but to live a life that teaches people around you has nothing to do with your career at all.You can do any job but still be an influence.  You can be jobless but still make an impact.You can be an undertaker and a teacher at the very same time.  

My dad once said"á¡èáÅéÇÃÂèÒá¡èàÅ µéçá¡èáÅéÇá¡èáô"(something like..don't u just grow old....but get sassy even u grow old) We can get so flashy with things all around..pubs..bars..booze..friends...or being a nerd at home with dogs..cats..books...dvds...or being both in the very same personbut how much do you want your life to touch others ? I have found my answer ---------------------"Head Up and MOVE ON !!" Miss N.

 

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One of the best moments of my life was when I left my Army unit in Washington DC. My 1SG had a small plaque made with the regimental insignia of The Old Guard on a small blue background. On the back of that plaque, my soldiers wrote me little notes of thanks for my time in their service. A couple of them thanked me for teaching them and allowing them to learn.

Reading that plaque was one of the most humbling and cherished moments of my life. Some of those young men stayed on in the Army after I left and went on to become Sergeants Major, Warrant Officers and Officers. Being allowed the honor of teaching others (especially by example) and positive lessons passed on are some of the greatest moments of life in my humble opinion.

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its easy to bash someone into your ideas when you think they are wrong. i would rather ask them questions and get them to look into themselves to find the answers.

nice journal daughter-in-law :)

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