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Thoughts of Mr. Cotter, by Maelouise Tennant

posted Jul 22, 2012, 7:13 AM by Largo Gold   [ updated Jul 22, 2012, 7:14 AM ]
He's the reason I walk without bobbing.

He's the reason I don't shy away from hard work.

He's the reason I'm on time to appointments and parties.

He's the reason I trust my body to always perform when I need it.

He's the reason I tirelessly pursue my goals and know that I will reach them.

He's the reason I know that some people with bad tempers are really soft hearted.

He's the reason that as a 43 year-old student, I still sit in the front row of every class I attend.

He's the reason I feel empathy with Olympic gold-medal winners and know how wonderful it feels to be the best in the world.

I feared him. I loved him. I respected him. But most of all, I trusted him. And because of that trust, I gave him my time, my obedience, and my attention. In return he gave me a vision, self-discipline, and the drive to achieve. And though my life may seem humble to others, it is certainly pleasing to me and better than it would have been without the lessons I earned from Mr. Cotter… Thank-you Mr. Cotter, the pleasure was all mine.