In addition to being in corporate America, I have served as a teacher to thousands of children and adults, having taught Preschool through undergraduate and adult school students.
With a salary that never was reciprocal for the amount of time and energy I invested in preparing motivational, meaningful lessons, I sacrificed many personal opportunities for leisure activities, putting my responsibilities to my students first.
Like every other teacher I ever have known, I invested my own money, as well, to provide tokens of incentive and affirmation for my students.
I would submit that throughout our country, American workers are going the extra mile, making sacrifices in response to the responsibility and pride they feel for their work and the recipients of their work.
Having done so much travelling across our country, I have been impressed with the generosity and goodness of workers who go about their jobs with a generosity and dedication that makes their work a ministry. I appreciate their sacrifices big and small. We are a sacrificial group of workers. And our sacrifices are real and significant.
God bless you.