Yes, you are indeed. If you awoke this morning, to life, you are in the school of life.
Remember your teachers - favs and not? Remember the substitutes? Sometimes they were nice and easier than your regular teacher, and sometimes they were awful.
And your regular teachers… I remember my fourth grade teacher was my favorite - sweet, kind, ice cream every Thursday afternoon, and learning was wonderful with her! Then there was Mr. Hightower - he was a hard teacher.
Your life school has a hard teacher; his name is Experience. He gives the test first, and the lesson afterwards. No curve.
If you aren’t having challenges, pain, hardships along your schooling, you might want to ask, “God, don’t you trust me? I’m enrolled; I’m ready.” Because in these hard teachers and tests, comes your education in the School of Greatness.
On your way to Great, say thank you frequently. Double major in Greatness and Gratefulness.
Love you, Classmate,
Dr Chris Baker
America's most-trusted teacher of orthodontic continuing education, Dr. Chris Baker has practiced and taught for more than 30 years, and is a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools. She is a pediatric dentist, author, blogger, dental practice consultant, and mentor. Dr. Chris is also Past President and Senior Instructor of the American Orthodontic Society. She is based in Texas, USA, but lectures around the world.
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