I enjoy what I do. To me, my work is more than just a job: I find it to be a pleasure and an honour. I have been entrusted with the care of young children by both the parents and the school board and currently have 20 young minds in my class. Within my hands I have the power to build and develop these children’s persona and learning skills. I do not take my task lightly as I know how fragile a child’s self-esteem and confidence are: they can easily be destroyed with careless words and thoughtless actions.
I do not look to receive any outward manifestations for the work that I do. No badges, no ribbons, no trophies nor accolades. Seeing the children improve in their skills over the months and watching them develop their self-confidence is enough of a reward for me. As is knowing that I have done the best job that I can do.
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
(This post was written for the FMF 31 day challenge hosted by Kate Motaung. Today’s prompt: honour)
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