Wonderful words

Did you ever have a teacher who changed your life? I had one, and I still think about him.

He was really good at communicating with students. Without talking down to us, he described complex ideas in ways we could understand. He used simple words and analogies.

But more important, he looked for special skills in each of us. One of the girls was a terrific sketch artist. Whenever we worked on a group project he’d ask her to illustrate our report.

One guy had a unique voice. The teacher encouraged him to speak frequently in class. He became a nationally known talk show host.

What gifts do you see in family members, or in the people you work with? If you point that out with a timely compliment, your words might positively change that person’s life.