Had you not held my hand,
When I stumbled, on way to meet knowledge,
I would have been lost..
Had you not answered the questions of my curious mind
Which, to everyone else might have seemed so lame,
I would have been a half-baked pot..
You saw me as a raw uncut diamond,
You rigorously polished my edges,
Chiseled me into a beautiful sparkling diamond..
To you my dear teacher, I owe everything I am today,
You nurtured the garden of my mind and soul,
With your tender care and sometimes harsh pruning..
At times, I failed to see, what I am capable of doing,
You pushed me off the cliff with a smile,
And when I came across the skies, flying with my wings,
I am sure, your heart beamed with pride..
The lessons you taught from your heart,
And those from the books,
Built the foundations of my life..
You have a heart of gold and the touch of Midas,
Turning every student you touch,
A priceless diamond..
For you I wish, a bouquet of blessings,
And love so abundant with smiles sprinkled along..
~ Himali Shah
Behind the person we are today, there is always a teacher. A teacher who saw us as their own child. Who saw us as a child with infinite potential. Who helped us unleash our real selves. Who saw the hidden talents and creative genius in us. Who corrected us when we were wrong and disciplined us when we went haywire.
Have you had such a teacher ? I am sure you do, close your eyes and thank them for all the contribution they have made in making you the beautiful talented person you are today.