As an educator for the past 20 plus years, I am definitely not in this career for the money. Yes, I need money to pay bills and would love to be frequently requested speaker or published author that makes a living where money is not a concern for my family members.
But some times I receive a higher reward than a monetary paycheck – a ‘paycheck of the heart’. You can’t put a price tag on a paycheck of the heart. Those types paychecks are priceless. The reward has no monetary value but it lasts much longer than the feeling I would receive from buying a tangible item.
Tonight I was checking Twitter and saw this really sweet tweet from Paula White and started to reminisce about the many paychecks of the heart that I have received over my many years in education. I still carry some of the cards in my laptop briefcase bag and read them occasionally.
I believe every student can be successful and has a talent. If every kid had an adult that believed in them, more students would make it to graduation in my opinion. Paula, thank you for sharing your paycheck of the heart with me today. Treasure it and treat it like the priceless gem that it is – irreplaceable and invaluable.