Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Simplest Things

"I find relaxation, enjoyment, and healing in the simplest things in life."

Recently I applied for another part time adult ESL (English as a Second Language) teaching position with a local computer science college. I am in the process of collecting all the necessary paperwork needed and contacted the school district I worked for many years ago in Kansas to help. In Kansas I taught 5th grade for five years and elementary/middle school ESL for two years before we moved to Illinois and I became a full time momma.

My paperwork has been passed around to several different people and recently landed in the hands of a past colleague whose daughter was in my fifth grade class. She sent me the nicest email that has just left me beaming for days.

I don’t know if you remember my daughter XXXXXX from Horace Mann but she still contends 5th grade with Mrs. Kramer was her “best school year ever”. Thanks for getting her off to such a great start! (Her daughter is now married with kids.)

Sometimes we go through life not knowing if we are making a difference or not. It is so nice to know that we have.


  1. That is wonderful!

  2. That is so sweet. I think we get these thoughtful messages when you we least expect it and need it most.

  3. It's so nice that you have made a lasting impression on someone! I bet there are a lot more of your previous students out there that feel the same way!