Weekly Summer Link-Up: My Favorite Quote
Time once again for I Heart Grade 3’s Weekly Summer Link-Up! This week’s topic is My Favorite Quote. This was an easy choice because I have loved this quote since the first time I read it.
A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove… but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.
Forest E. Witcraft
This quote sums up my life. In college I wanted a career where I could make a difference. I loved being around children and related well with them, so I chose teaching. When choosing teaching jobs I did not base my decisions on salary. I chose schools that had the same philosophy as me and where I thought I could make the most impact with the students. These choices did not make me rich with money by any means, but I was wealthy in spirit because I knew I was making a difference which is what was most important to me. Life is about doing what makes YOU happy, not impressing others.
I have never been obsessed with material things. I am a t-shirt and jeans kind of person. I have never had designer anything, drive a used car that gets me from point a to point b, and purchase furniture for comfort and use not style. I live a very simple life and love it!
This quote also holds true in my business, although I am now impacting children in an indirect way by helping their teachers and parents find creative instructional materials at affordable prices. I did not start this business to get rich, but rather to help other teachers on a larger scale than just my school. As long I keep achieving that goal then I’m very “profitable”. My dream for my company is to some day be in the position to give back on a large scale by donating tons of free materials to schools and teachers in need because I know all too well what it is like to teach in a place with very little funding.