Let me tell you about a woman I know. She walks through the door each morning and her heart immediately fills the whole room. She smiles, hugs crying children, and runs copy after copy. When an emergency arrives, she takes over any lesson and executes it so well I fear for my job security.
She works outside of school hours, coming up with project ideas. She spends some of the little money she has to buy gifts for the students on holidays. The kids love her like an aunt, and run to her when she enters the room.
She adds so much to the life of everybody she touches that there’s really no way to repay her. The problem is, nobody seems to be trying to repay her. The number at the top of her check reads $400. She’s paid every two weeks.