Appreciation is important - to both the one appreciated and the one who shows the appreciation. I suspect you learned this in early childhood, and it was something ingrained in your persona. Those acts of kindness, like visiting former teachers, are a part of the ripple effect - blessing will be showered upon you from the greatest teacher of all.
You must have been a wonderful student! I used to cut PE to go to the deserted nurses’ lounge and smoke cigarettes. Then I took college, grad school and my health more seriously...🤣
I wish i could track down some of my former teachers. I can't find any of them. Several meant so much to me.
My father was a high school english teachers. He has 3 students who all became teachers and they still visit him once a year, as a group pilgrimage. He is 86 now and i can't tell you what this means to him.
I am now friends with a high school teacher who taught me from grade 9 to 12. It has been 5 years that i graduated but you never forget a great bond you had with your high school teachers. So happy you are still connecting to your guidance counselor.
Teachers always love when former students come to visit :-)
Thank you for taking the time to do this. It means a lot.
Just yesterday i remembered the music director at my high school. He put together classic musicals every two years (king and i, south pacific, etc. ) and was very important to hundreds of young people over the years. Then he was fired for receiving stolen property -- i never knew the story of that or how long he'd been doing it. Went off to college, grad school, life. Only years later did i think that on visits to my home town i could have tried to find him to visit and offer appreciation for all he did. Forgiveness is important and i'm really sorry i never thought to offer him solace.
What a nice way to express your gratitude :). Thank you!