” So I walked in the classroom and found this letter on the desk that one of my kids wrote me and… I tried so hard not to tear up.” MR.J On a Normal day, Mr. J arrived at school casually to find out a letter for him on his table. Mr. J recognized the letter from the handwriting and the cute signature at the end of the letter that it is from his student, Markus.
It is an emotional and grateful letter that would feel like everyone has to live like Mr. J so that they receive the same gratitude and validation even from the people we don’t expect to.
The letter would follow like: ” To Mr. J, Thank you for being an awesome teacher and for being amazing! This school year was so fun and I enjoyed it because of you. I wish more teachers were like you.
I will never forget you. I look at you like my dad. I never met my real dad but it ok because you treat me like I’m your son. You make me so happy. Always feed me when I am hungry and hug me when I am sad. I will never forget you, Mr. J. I love you and I will never forget about you. Love Markus ’”
Markus felt a need to express his emotional love towards his teacher is not as easy as it sounds. Everything we portray to the world is a mere reflection of what the world is to us. It continues from birth to the end of the world. Mr. J must be an emotionally charming and enthusiastic person who encourages the students to open up their hearts also. It is not easy to take a blank sheet and a pen before being a teen and write our honest feelings. It is hard even for adults. The sense of Maturity Marcus delivered here with the chronicles of his gratitude wonders Mr. J and pushes him to appreciate who he is even more.
As Markus says, he is a child who has never seen his father. He had not known how the love of his father would feel. Marcus missed those warm feelings from the beginning. Mr.J made Marcus find that warmth inside him. The teacher did not make any grand gestures to let the child feel this way. He just did what everyone could do. He fed him while he was hungry. He taught him to be a good person. He confronted him while he was full of tears. He encouraged Marcus as a teacher and made him feel that he deserved to be loved. That is more than anything anyone can do to that child. It’s not that hard to realize living a simple kind and compassionate life can be the starting point for many successful stories that rely on love, right?