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Sunday, August 21, 2011


I was looking for something in an old file and I luckily came across this inspirational thought that Leah Becks shared with me several years ago.  It seemed like a perfect blog for the beginning of the school year.

I have a great job in the universe of occupations.
What do I do?  I’m a “star polisher.”
It’s a very important job.  If you want to know how important, just go out at night and look at the stars twinkling and sparkling.  You see, I’m a teacher, an educator, a mentor.  The stars are the children in my class.  My job is to take them – in whatever shape they come – and shine and buff them and then send them out to take their places as bright twinkling beacons in the sky.  They come into my room in all shapes and sizes.  Sometimes they’re bent, tarnished, dirty, crinkly or broken.  Some stars are cuddly and soft.  Some are prickly and thorny.  As I buff and polish, I train and teach my little stars.  I tell them that the world cannot do without them.  I tell them they can be the brightest, shiniest stars in the sky and the world will be a better place because of them.  Each night as I look at the sky, I’m reminded of my very important job and awesome responsibility.  Then I get my soft buffing cloth and my bottle of polish in preparation for tomorrow…for my class of little stars.

May all of your little stars twinkle this year because of YOU!