Friday, 8 April 2016

A blessed life!

There are many professions that can bring job satisfaction, but most professions are measured by its income. While a teacher's job is one such which brings not only a sense of job satisfaction but also a sense of soul satisfaction. My duty as a teacher is to mould the young minds into ameliorated beings, even if one life is changed for good, the goal is achieved. Keeping aside the aspect of idealistic job, the greatest satisfaction a teacher can get is when her students strive hard to achieve their goals, and somewhere they acknowledge their teachers for having played some role in the making of their lives.

I had a soul satisfying moment yesterday when one of my students wrote a love-cum-gratitude letter to me. Tears rolled down my cheeks as I read through each line, my heart felt a strange pull for these words were so touching. To top it all, there was a poem in the end, which I'll mention it later in the post.

As I read through the letter, I realized that there were some qualities that I possess which actually appeal to my students. And, it's quite obvious that I am going to work hard to pass on positiveness to my students. Such happiness is intangible indeed.

The Poem
Dear teacher, you
personify craziness.
The clock keeps ticking
when I think of you,
The sun moons at me
and I don't seem to realise.
You mean so much to me
that hasn't been named yet.
You are that place where
I wish to go to
when I want to run away
from this fake 'reality'.
One of the best things
learnt from you was
to be myself and to
believe in myself.
Today, I am that person
who chucked that mask
away for good,
which was worn
to 'please' others.
You have taught me to
be a fighter and you
have built me into one,
and for that,
I shall forever be thankful. 


Kiran Samat said...

Love-cum-gratitude letter! :P leaving a reply to put a smile on your face! :) :)

Suhasini Srihari said...


Arun said...

Great... I am sure the teacher's day is made when teacher receive appreciation. I did go through this phase number of times particularly when I really get frustrated a smile when I walk in the corridors, some one comes up and says they enjoyed the book I suggested or some one tries to cheer me up. All my frustration evaporates. Thanks for sharing.

Suhasini Srihari said...

It's nice to hear that students become our healers eventually. (I must apologize for not having written to you in a long time, it's just that the work and admissions are keeping me busy.)

Arun said...

I understand. I am doing a course on Coursera - Future of Education? Which is making me enjoy reading/reflecting on teaching/learning/eduction.

Suhasini Srihari said...

That's really nice! Do share your insights!

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