A friend has written a book about her experience as a teacher—“They Made Me Laugh.” She shares stories and challenges from her years of teaching, and I can tell from what she writes, she was the kind of teacher everyone would love to have. She brought out the best in all of her students by getting to know their individual needs. She listened to them.
As school begins this fall and our children, or grandchildren, or neighbors go off to school, let’s hope that all teachers will bring out the best in their students. That is my one wish: that every individual will know and have the opportunity to use their God-given gifts. Wouldn’t it be heaven on earth if we all had the freedom to offer our talents and be appreciated, honored and respected, regardless of how the world judges their worth? Sometimes the seemingly most insignificant offering is the greatest.
Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon.
Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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