The power of words


I love words.

I was lucky to be born in a time and place where my love for words was encouraged and indulged.

I was extra lucky to have had a teacher who saw me for who I was and who I could be when I was young, brash, naive and more than a little sad.  She made a lot of difference in my life.

Today I’m celebrating a special birthday with her and her loved ones and I made this gift for her. It is my absolute favourite word.

I suspect she knows only a little of how much her words helped me grow taller, stronger, more confident to be me….more graceful.

Did you have a special teacher?

4 thoughts on “The power of words

  1. Carly ~ The Girl Behind The Dress

    I did have a special teacher; actually I had a lot of special teachers who each helped me in their own way. The one that I think of most often is the one I had for a practicum for my Diploma and he was a Kindergarten teacher. He said to me, “You need to go to university and get your degree. We need teachers like you.” Hearing that just made me go and do just that.

    I hope that I do that with the children that I teach.

    ps. My middle name is Grace xx

  2. Jane Soutar

    Kat – your blog is lovely. I also had a couple of special teachers who inspired and nurtured. I am eternally grateful to them, though they will never know.

  3. Annmarie

    Oh you lovely, lovely girl! I just found this. And I have had a little cry. The beautiful gift is now hanging next to my bed. It reminds me every day of you. “Thank you” doesn’t seem adequate enough.


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