A Letter From A Former Student


Hello Mrs. Copher,

I doubt you remember me. I was in your 3rd and 4th grade class at Woodland Elementary back in Michigan.

I wanted to take a moment to let you know that I graduated from Michigan State University and that I am working toward my professional goals.

Thank you for teaching me. I firmly believe that you shaped me into the man I am today. You are a cornerstone of my understanding of diversity and knowledge. I can’t tell you how much that has affected my mentality in life.

Know that you are a superb teacher. I am glad you have continued to shape the youth of America. Thank you for your effort.

This is when I started crying and replied to his message.  Here is his reply.

I’m glad that I have the chance to thank you. I will keep striving for my dreams. It is tough. I appreciate the encouragement.

Yes, please use this for your blog. My words are true and heartfelt. I’m glad that you share your success and warmth with others. Drop me a link to your blog. I’m sure I would still find great use from your thoughts.

The world sure has changed since elementary school. But you have prepared me for it. I will stay in touch. It’s good to have you brighten the Facebook feed.

God’s timing is always perfect.  During the past month, three of my former students that are college graduates have found me on Facebook.  Everyday we can make a difference in a person’s life. Don’t miss an opportunity to be a blessing to someone each day.  All it takes is a kind word or action. 

Smiles are free.



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