You know things are serious when the ironing board comes out. Packing is getting in high gear for a visit to Julian Dubuque and his fabulous film festival. Little did Julian know what he got started way back then.
Ellen from Ontario just emailed in this inspirational story and thought you needed to hear it and maybe work it into your day:
The New High School Teacher
After retiring, a former Gunnery Sergeant in the Canadian Army took a new job as a high school teacher. Just before the school year started, he injured his back. He was required to wear a light plaster cast around the upper part of his body. Fortunately, the cast fit under his shirt and wasn’t noticeable when he wore his suit coat.
On the first day of class, he found himself assigned to the toughest students in the school. The smart-ass punks, having already heard the new teacher was a former soldier, were leery of him and he knew they would be testing his discipline in the classroom. Walking confidently into the rowdy classroom, the new teacher opened the window wide and sat down at his desk.
With a strong breeze blowing it made his tie flap. He picked up a stapler and stapled the tie to his chest.
Dead silence .
The rest of the year went smoothly.
There is an effective use of creativity right there, cost one staple, effect priceless. Love that guy. You looking for an example of a good mentor, there is one there.
Well, I’m inspired. Off to met Julian, that is exactly what I needed. So, I will be blogging from the great state of Iowa in the next few days and keep you up to date on happenings.
But for now, off to iron a few shirts. Get out there today and get creative will ya! Love, Felipe.