Encouragement for Today~In today's world of swirling circumstances, we need to be reminded of how much we are loved by God.

Which side of the Coin?

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I am sure you have heard this: “There are two sides to every coin?

Most of us have been on both sides at one time or another.  

An employee/employer.  

Child/Parent….my favorite!  Sometimes around your parents, you feel like a twelve-year-old again.   Or when you get around your own children and they like to tease and make you feel like a very old woman!

 I have been a student, a public school teacher, a new mom, a homeschooling mom, a mom of public/private school teenagers, and a public school teacher, partially retired…in that order.  I have been on both sides of the coin, maybe several coins.  Often those coins were shiny…but sometimes very dull and scratched!

Once a parent, I personally became a better teacher.  I felt like I “mothered” my students, and taught them as if they were my very own flesh and blood.

 I became a better teacher later because I homeschooled my own children.  I was forced to put all I learned into practice about children having different learning styles, and taught accordingly.

As a student, I can honestly say teachers were my heroes.  My parents divorced when I was in junior high and three teachers took time to talk to me and help me through this difficult time.  

So maybe being on “both sides of the coin” can make us more compassionate towards others.  Can we treat one another with more respect? Do we realize that we don’t understand everyone else’s circumstances?  Can ask each other questions without being condescending towards one another? Can we use our experiences to love on people as the Father would have us?  Can we encourage one another…whether student, parent, teacher or homeschooling mom?

Which side of the coin are you?

~Be Encouraged Today~



Author: sptchmom777

I love Jesus. If I say nothing else, that is enough. But for those curiosity seekers, I am a 60 year old former special education teacher, current part time CCM Radio Announcer and author... who is married to her high school sweetheart. We have been together for 44 years, married almost 41 of those years! We have raised two sons, who are now married, have jobs and mortgages. AND...we became grandparents to a beautiful baby girl in 2018!! We also have our furry son, a West Highland Terrier. My heart's desire is to encourage people in their daily life. I believe that the Father speaks to us all the time, sometimes I have been too busy to listen. Even during times of trials and troubles, which seem endless right now in 2020, HE is present and loves us unconditionally. Thanks for reading. ~Be Encouraged Today~

One thought on “Which side of the Coin?

  1. Great thought for today and everyday. Thanks.

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