Someone gave me an early birthday present…and it made my day! :-)

The sweetest thing happened to me yesterday! I got back home from a long day and I found this heart-touching early-birthday-gift waiting on my desk. It totally made my day. One of the best gifts I have ever received!

To the wonderful person who gave me this (you know who you are), I thank you from the bottom of my heart! May I always aspire to live up to this. 🙂

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An Autobiography in Five Short Chapters — By Portia Nelson

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An Autobiography in Five Short Chapters — By Portia Nelson

(I read this the other day and it was beautiful! I hope you all enjoy it as well.)

Chapter 1:

I walk down the street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk

I fall in.

I am lost … I am helpless.

It isn’t my fault.

It takes me forever to find a way out.

Chapter 2:

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I pretend I don’t see it.

I fall in again.

I can’t believe I am in the same place

but, it isn’t my fault.

It still takes a long time to get out.

Chapter 3:

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I see it is there.

I still fall in … it’s a habit.

my eyes are open

I know where I am.

It is my fault.

I get out immediately.

Chapter 4:

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I walk around it.

Chapter 5:

I walk down another street.

Teachers = History Makers!

Happy new week, everyone! I hope that it is amazing!

Having spent the last week doing teacher’s training seminars for teachers across Hyderabad, I’ve realized just how much we undervalue teachers. We don’t think of them in the same terms that we think of doctors or CEOs. We tend to place the teaching profession on a rather low rung on the social career ladder.

But what we don’t realize is that everyone who has gone on to fill the more vaunted positions on that ladder was once a student in a teacher’s classroom. Every hero that has graced our time was created, molded, and influenced by a teacher.

When we see it in that way, we see that the teaching profession is one of the greatest in the world! If you want to make history, teach the history-makers!

Someone sent me this comic strip after one of the seminars and I would like to share it with all of you. As it says, “What does a teacher make?–A difference!”

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