Looking back to the 21st of January, I cannot recall if I ever made any predictions as to how this year would turn out to be. Yet, grateful I am that 190 days later, I find my life abloom with dreams I’ve nurtured deep in my heart, bearing fruits much more than I expected. With more faith, confidence and courage, I trek on headlong to the path that awaits me.
“Your mind is like a garden. Tend it well by filling it with positive, encouraging, faith-building thoughts throughout the day.” – Maria Fontaine
I wrote this soon after I had penned my poem, “Shanghai by the Moonlight” – in 2000. Just like my poem on Shanghai, this was inspired by a Beijing postcard, (not this accompanying photo) courtesy of my Chinese student. I also shared this in the same website where I had posted several of my poems – Writing.com where I went by my username Summerblossom.
I wrote this poem in December, 2000, and ever since, I have been giving this poem to each and everyone of my students as my lasting token of appreciation for their struggles and progress in learning, and for having been there in my life.I first shared this online in another website: Writing.com, where I go by the username Summerblossom. I have changed the title of this post – from my original title “A Teacher’s Tribute to Her Dear Students” because I discovered another piece online, in prose, with the same title.