Chasing dreams and achieving goals can be pretty scary, even at the best of times. Every once in a while, we come across a teacher or mentor who really helps us get clear on what we’re trying to achieve. I’ve had teachers who have left lasting impressions, but I was never able to express it quite like this.
This valentine was posted on Reddit by a teacher who has clearly left an lasting impression on one of her students. The kid has the sentiment nailed: When we find someone who challenges us to be our very best, we often times feel like we are in a free fall until our goal is realized. This kind of person pushes us outside our comfort zone, to help facilitate our personal growth.
The alternative interpretation – where the teacher is just pushing kids off a cliff – may leave a lasting impression, but probably won’t end up on a motivational poster.