Today, the White House shared a photo of President Barack Obama with classmates from the 5th grade. One of the things I appreciate about our 44th and 45th President is his transparency with the nation. He shares his heart openly and with discretion despite what anyone decides in their mind. Today, he also acknowledged and thanked educators for their service in public education around the world.
I believe that anyone who dedicates his or her life to educating children, adults with truth are some of the greatest human beings to exist on the planet. Who would disagree? The world is filled with leaders, mentors, public figures, educators, facilitators, motivators and speakers. Growing up as Generation X, the term “Teacher” was used in our vocabulary to describe educators and when asked the question, in elementary, middle and high school by our peers or principles, “Who is your teacher?” One of my favorite teachers, although an educator, was named Dr. Kermit Adams. Laugh if you wish. It is true as he stood very proudly next to a podium in Black History Studies to deliver the message of the Mother Land (Africa) and as if his government name bequeathed to him; was borne also by his forefathers. Yet still, highly regarded and respected by his students. I was one of his students. Discovering our history teaches us our foundation and our future. It changes our inner dialogue. To know how great we as human beings truly are. The world may tell you that you're something different. Your divine soul will guide you appropriately. Take away message.
As we too also pay homage to the “Teachers” who have left inspiring imprints on our lives. I thank them all. I think about the difference that they; and that we all can make as we choose to live in peace and as how we will share our knowledge and understanding. Never forgetting that children are also great teachers. As they help us to understand the responsibility and privileges of being a parent.
A very special thank you to first teachers. If you’re uncertain of who the first teachers are, you can always call God your Mother or Father. (Psalm 68:5)
Thank the creator. For without the creator, how would we exist and who would any of us become?