Posted in Challenge, Choose Positive, General Inspiration, Note to Teachers, Pep Talk

What you have…

Dear Teacher,

I don’t know what you are going through.  I do not know if yesterday was the best day ever or a day to try to forget forever.  I don’t know if you are in an upswing or a down.  I just don’t know where you are in your teaching life.

I do know one thing, though.  I know what you have.  You have this no matter what you are feeling or going through in you life and your role as a teacher.  This one thing is more precious than gold or money (though more of those would be nice).

You have today.

You have today.

You have today.

Today is not only something that you have.  Today is really the only thing you have.

You know the saying, “Yesterday is gone and we are not promised tomorrow.”  It is an old and tired statement, but it is nonetheless true.  Today is all that we have.  It is the only thing that we can be positively sure of.


What are you going to do with it?  How are you going to use it?  How will you make it count?  How will you make it last?

Are you going to use it up on bemoaning yesterday?

Are you going to waste it on worrying about tomorrow?

Or will you make every second something worthwhile?  Can I challenge you to try?

Will you use it to connect more with your students?  Will you make your lessons something that will be remembered?  Will you make students feel special?  Will you make them feel loved?

Just like you, our students only have today.  They need it to count.  They need it to last.  They need it to mean something.

Will you be the one to help them do it?

Will you help them make today matter in their lives?

They need you to.

You need you to.

You are a teacher and that is what you do.

Today is what you have.  Use it well, friend, use it well.

(c)DearTeacherLT2013 (You may use the image if you link back to the blog and/or give credit to Dear Teacher/Love Teacher)
(c)DearTeacherLT2013 (You may use the image if you link back to the blog and/or give credit to Dear Teacher/Love Teacher)

You are AWESOME!  You are more than amazing.  I know that you will make today count, matter, and last.  You will teach your students to do the same.  You are making a difference.  Don’t you forget it!  Keep on teaching, Teacher!

Love, Teacher



I am a middle school teacher who lives in the upstate of South Carolina.

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