From Chicken Soup for the Soul Daily Inspirations for Women

March 31

Some day, when you’re as big as me, you may not remember your preschool teachers. But I want to help you understand how much you mean to me.

You have taught me what it’s like to be a kid again. I’ve learned to sing and dance again. I know how many blocks you can stack before I have to yell,“Look out!” as they come crashing down. I know that “even if your hair is sticking out, scissors are for cutting paper.” I’ve learned that bubblegum toothpaste tastes better than mint, and that markers are better than crayons.

I’ve also learned what it feels like to be loved like only a child can love, and I’ve learned that it’s one of the best feelings in the world. I’ve learned how fast you grow and how quickly you change.

But most importantly, I’ve learned how wonderful children are. And although you will very vaguely remember who I was, please know that I will always remember you.

Jennifer L. DePaull

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