Appreciating Teachers

by Patrick Liew on August 11, 2011

I am very much the results of teachers.

As I reflected on the teachers that have shaped and moulded me at different points in my life, I feel a deep sense of gratefulness.

Without them, I am nothing.

The teachers who taught me in schools gave me a foundation to make a living and to live well. They inspire me to learn so that I can continue to improve and progress in life.

There were also many other teachers who came into my life. They may not teach as a profession or even earn an income from it, but they have played a vital and important part in my life.

Teachers opened my door to new worlds.

They showed me different possibilities to a brighter future.

I am indebted to every teacher in my life.

In Singapore, we celebrate Teacher’s Day every year on the First of September. It may be a different date in other countries.

This year, I am happy that I am taking a teacher out for a meal. I will also be attending the birthday celebration of a man who taught me and helped me during one of the most challenging periods of my life.

I will also be participating in a gathering for some of my teachers.

I have also made a small contribution to my former school for its Teachers’ Day Celebration.

Let’s remember and appreciate our teachers. 


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

Please go to ‘Notes’ found below my profile picture.

Visit my Inspiration blog at

Visit my Transformation blog at

Please read them and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!


Question: How can we better appreciate our teachers?


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