A Monthly Moment

At this moment, my heart is filled with gratitude.  I just completed my fourth year of teaching at Montgomery College.  At the beginning of the each quarter, twenty strangers walk into my classroom.  If I did not know better, I would think I was holding a meeting at  the United Nations.  My students are from every continent on the globe and range in age from 18 to 60.  Eight weeks later, I am always amazed at the community my class of twenty has built.  And each and every time, after revealing their thoughts, feelings and the diverse snapshots of their life stories, I know undoubtedly that they have taught me much more than I could ever teach them.   

Life works that way, I guess.  Just when we think we have risen to a level of smug satisfaction, it reminds us that we are never above the humbling reality that we too have something to learn, something to receive.  

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