How do you say goodbye?
The clock is ticking. But it seems like my mind is as dry as the Sahara desert - completely devoid of ideas on how to simplify the manner of saying goodbye.
Perhaps, to some of you, saying farewell to someone would be extremely simple. But I guess it is because you are sure that you will be able to see that person again some other time, in the same place or in a different location.
I wish it would be easy for me, too.
In a sheer attempt to find helpful pointers on how to lessen the pain when I say my farewells, I checked out my past recordings of classes. I couldn't help but smile while watching them.
Because I realized that my students weren't merely students participating in class. They were leaders. I've noticed that as soon as the class starts and until it ends, they were teaching me a lot.
* They reminded me of the joy and humor in things. Most of them always lightened a situation with laughter.
* They taught me that past experiences can be relived and relished, and can also be a springboard of ideas related to whatever topic we were going to discuss on that day.
* And they also showed me that it's just so easy to care for people whom you merely get to talk to on the web for a few minutes. It's like I've known them for years!The clock continues to tick. I think I can relate to the famous quote, "Parting is such sweet sorrow" in William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Yes, parting is indeed such sweet sorrow. :(
Here are some of my students
from my 1on1 classes:
My dearest students (of my hapcheon and 1on1 classes),
I'm still having a hard time trying to think of ways
to say goodbye to you.
I guess it would be better to say, thank you.
So, thank you so much!
Thank you for trusting me to teach and guide you.
I will forever appreciate your efforts to attend class
and spend a few minutes with me.
I shall always admire you for your eagerness to learn more
and your ability to make each moment in class
so much fun.
You call me your teacher. But I want you to realize that
you have taught me much, too.
That is why, once again,
I would like to thank you for everything!
It was such a pleasure to meet you
and be with you for a few months.
Thank you, students! Take care. ♥
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You may want to see Part 1 of this topic at: