My post today was going to be about how horrible 97% of my day was. However, I choose to write about the 1% that made me feel good about my life. If you're wondering about the other 2%, trust me, so am I.
Anyway. For those of you who don't know, I'm a primary school teacher. Everyone always wonders what the hell I'm doing teaching in school. Apparently, being a teacher is what you do when you have like nothing better to do or some shit like that everyone keeps telling me.
What people don't understand is that teaching gives you this contentment that you just can't understand unless you've been in that place. You feel like you actually did something worthwhile in your day, like you're actually making a damn difference in the world. And that feeling is kind of hard to achieve, at least for me. And to top it off, you're constantly surrounded by this innocence and hope that children naturally bring into the room. From 8 am to 2 pm, I feel like the world is not such a bad place after all. And today was just one day that made me realize how much I love my job and why.
In our school, whenever a child is absent, they have to bring a leave application the next day stating the reason for not attending and it has to be signed by the parents. This boy in my class, Shaheer, didn't come to school the day before and I asked him to bring an application. His parents are out of town so obviously they didn't write one. This is what he got for me:
|II-B Shaheer Shad. I was epsent because I was not well.|
This is such a tiny thing, but it made my day. It made me realize how amazing children can make you feel without even intending to. Shout out to the kids of the world man.
Although, his ability to spell makes me wonder at my abilities as a teacher.