My teaching and traveling is fueled by you! Ask any passionate teacher, we get a huge kick out of enabling someone to grasp a concept or master a technique. That’s why teaching live classes is so much fun. There is an energy generated by the interaction within a class. The muttering “well that was worth the price of admission” or the odd “wahoo!” popping unbidden from the lips of the newly enabled is the real pay.
Teaching virtually is rather different. I rely on people taking the time to write. Writing reviews, or just sending notes. Believe me I read and appreciate them and hug the words to myself when the going gets tough!
This recent letter really made me smile!
“Subject: Another one of your students
I am not a computer expert. I am writing this letter for the third time. Hope it makes it.
When I was looking at your vacation photos, I couldn’t help but feel that I was seeing a
family member or an old friend who had sent me some vacation pics.
After all; you have been in my home teaching me to knit since my 60th. birthday in
Feb. of 2010. My goal was to begin learning all about the art of knitting when I turned 60.
You have spent many hours right in my living room teaching me lessons slowly,
standing still, in reverse or over and over. Wholly Cow, are you a patient instructor !
I now feel that I know you. You are in hundreds of homes where, I’m sure, others
feel the same way. You have hundreds and hundreds of students who, if they saw you
walking down the street, would call out to you like an old friend, “Lucy” ! !” Thank you” !
“Remember when you taught me to knit” ? !
So, for all of us who are too far away to shake your hand in person, Thank you Lucy !
You taught me to knit ! !
Your friend D****”
Do take time to write, in this fast paced virtual world to anyone who has made a difference in your life. It will make the world a finer place.