Last Sunday was World Teacher’s Day. I could never be a school teacher but I do admire those who choose that profession and who work to build into the lives of young people all around the world. I know that many are selfless and dedicated and that they are an absolute credit to their profession. They are extremely deserving of more than a single day to recognise their contribution to the young lives they help to shape.
I’ve written about my experiences with school teachers before in my post Words that Scar.
I’ve often heard people talking about the amazing teachers they’ve had and the difference they’ve made in their lives. While I’m glad that there are many amazing teachers around the world who have been such incredible motivators and role models for others, whenever I hear people talking about them I must admit to feeling some sadness. I never had one of those wonderful teachers.
So while I can’t claim to have had any teachers who have inspired me towards greatness, I know that each of my teachers played a part in bringing me to where I am today.
On the other hand, I think that there are many people who may not have any official title as ‘teacher’ but who have taught me so much. Close friends, workmates, pastors and others have all played their part in teaching me. While I may be slow to learn the lessons that many have taught, I know that a variety of people have influenced me. My wife and my children have been great teachers in so many ways.
Who are the people who don’t hold the title of ‘teacher’ yet have taught you some great life lessons?
You may or may not have had career teachers who have inspired you but I’m sure you’ve had others in your life who have been unofficial teachers. Who are they and what have they taught you?
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