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He Called me a Goddess

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He Called me a Goddess

    I come from a family of teachers. Teaching is in my blood, and it defines who I am.
Currently I’m teaching a university course entitled, “Writing Arguments.” My students had to send me an email stating what controversial issue they wanted to write an argumentative essay on. I was touched to the core to receive this letter from one of my students who has very strong views on certain issues. Here is what he wrote: 

     “I'd also like to tell my favorite teacher/queen/poetry goddess/ gorgeous and smart/educator/mentor that she is the best professor I've ever had. She's unique and talented and has good taste in everything. She's cute and has a very good sense of judgment...On behalf of all the class I'd like to thank you for showing us mercy and making English way more fun than it's supposed to be…”

     How could he know the impact of these words on my heart?  My response? 

     “First of all, let me assure you that your letter will be cherished and treasured. I will keep it for when I'm feeling down and am without hope. Thank you for your sweet and kind sentiments. I only correct you because I do not wish for you to suffer out there in the REAL world!”  ;)

     To be a mentor is a wonderful thing. Often students will come to my office to share their problems with me and to get a nice motherly hug. To be considered a good teacher is a blessing. Students prefer to take courses with me than with others. They even blow me kisses as they walk passed my classes. To be honest, my student's note made me feel like I'm making a difference, but also, he made me feel like a beautiful person both on the inside and on the outside. The icing on the cake was to be given the title, Poetry Goddess. Who could ask for more?!
 
Hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into my life from the perspective of someone who actually "sees" me! The pleasures of being a teacher!

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  1. Date: 2/14/2014 9:41:00 AM
    So enjoyed rereading this one. I hope you are having a great time with your daughter. Hugs Rick

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/14/2014 12:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ;0)
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/14/2014 12:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you still visit my work, Richard. It makes me happy....Thank you.
  1. Date: 4/29/2013 8:46:00 AM
    This is what it mean when I talk about the power of flattery .

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 6:31:00 PM
    This makes my day what a lovely story. It is nice to be appreciated, I am glad you received this honor. My life was turned around because of a teacher so I hold good teachers in high esteem. it is truly a noble vocation. your influence will ripple through time.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/27/2013 3:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard, this is very kind and sweet of you. Thank you for these uplifting words. It is a great profession, and I hope that I can make a difference. :)
  1. Date: 4/24/2013 10:30:00 AM
    This is so awesome, Eileen! When I worked at a baseball stadium last year I've had very similar feelings. My job was to be cheerful, endure the heat, and sell cotton candy to the masses (lol). The people really appreciated my enthusiasm and I always had a funny story to tell when I got back home. It's great to feel the love isn't it? Thanks for sharing this! It's nice to know you more, out there in the real world, behind the poems. Peace!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/24/2013 11:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh MY! I'd buy lots of cotton candy for sure. No, not because I like it...I don't! Just to bring more smiles to your face! :) Thanks for the kind words. They really make ME smile...much better than cotton candy! :)
  1. Date: 4/23/2013 6:32:00 PM
    As a mom whose soon-to-be-four year old will be starting school come September, this spoke to me on many levels. I truly hope my daughter has teachers that exude this level of caring and gratitude. She is finishing preschool and I am thrilled that her first teacher was fun, energetic and tender hearted. Teachers do NOT get enough thanks... they have THE hardest and most important job in the world, well, lol, right in line with parents, of course. Smiles from Cyndi

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/24/2013 9:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOW, Cyndi! This is a boost to my morale! Thanks ever so much. Yes, teachers are usually underpaid and overworked. If you aren't passionate about teaching....YOU WILL FAIL. The biggest reward is having someone tell me that they love writing now! :) Music to my ears. Wish all the best for your little one! Thanks for stopping by! :)
  1. Date: 4/23/2013 3:21:00 PM
    You're a special lady Eileen, that's obvious. Thank you for the glimpse. Note I'm being good. Bet you're glad I'm not one of your students with all my problems eh. Take care, Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/24/2013 11:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard, thanks for seeing me in that light. Very sweet of you. I notice you're trying to be good. Auntie is happy! I do like your teasing, though, so no worries there! ;) As for being my student...I could surely handle you. :)
  1. Date: 4/23/2013 2:47:00 PM
    May I join your student in labeling you a Poetry Goddess? Your gentle nature is portrayed in your poetry and I can well imagine you'd steal your students' hearts. :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/24/2013 8:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh, Delysia....oh my dear. Lovely words to hear. Thanks ever so much for you sweet post. I value your opinion. Hugs! :)