Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mrs. Bryant are you Rich?...Am I Rich?

As our day came to an end and were getting ready to go home, one of my student’s asked me; “Mrs. Bryant, are you RICH?”
I chuckled and handed her, her snack and I said, “No, why do you ask?”
When I looked into her eyes, something in my spirit nudged me and I quickly changed my response to, “Wait, NO I AM, I AM the richest person in this school building, because you are my student!” She must have not understood what I meant, because she quickly turned to her friend and told her, “See, I told you, she is rich!” and in an instant they both looked at me with such admiration, I was truly humbled!
It may sound so teacher cliché, but this is the truth! In her five year old thinking, she may not have understood my response, but I know that one day she will grow up and remember those words and realize that I was not talking about monetary richness, but life richness!
I say this because, as we walked out to our pick-up area, her words resounded in the inner most part of my soul and triggered so many reasons on why I AM RICH!
You see, it’ s our natural human instinct to think about “richness” solely as monetary gains and dollars in our bank account, but this is not necessarily true!
Think about all the people in the world who are fully loaded, yet have an emptiness, a void that is destroying them little by little! With no hope, no love, an empty life! They are poor in spirit, but rich in money!
So yes I am Rich!
I am Rich with a spirit filled life!
I am Rich with a husband who loves and cares for me!
I am Rich with children I adore and love!
I am Rich with parents who taught me right from wrong!
I am Rich with sisters who are my best friends!
I am Rich with brothers who are strong, brave, and courageous!
I am Rich with students I teach, love, and nurture!

I am Rich and Blessed to be called Teacher!
And so are you! ~Tchr888

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Educents Marketplace

My blog has been collecting tiny little spiderwebs because I have been a busy bee! Here goes my busy bee story.

A couple of days ago a new market place for teachers, homeschooling, parents, and educators launched a new storefront where you can find amazing deals, products, and resources, at discounted prices! IN THE PAST this new marketplace only offered deals that lasted a couple of days, then gone. Now You can find dozens of resources, products, books, and curriculum that basically always stay at discounted prizes! May I introduce:

The reason I'm featuring this marketplace on my blog, is because I had the honor, privilege, and opportunity to be part of the launching team! I was able to work, collaborate, and share ideas with wonderful teachers to make this a reality! We spent weeks making sure we would only provide you with nothing but the best of the best for you, your students and children. Since we love our jobs so much, we are giving away $50 in Edubucks!!!! 
All you have to do is like our new educents store fronts and in return you can download a freebie from each of our stores!!!!!  We all have several freebies, so pick your like!! No linking parties, no blog hoping' all just one click away!! Enjoy and Good Luck!!!