Forest E. Witcraft (1894-1967);
i saw this quote many years ago and loved it then. I still love it and as I look back over my life... I guess I have lived by this without even being aware. There are others in my life that have also made a difference in a child's life and to them I am grateful
Bev Pack 9 days ago from Oregon, Oh
30 years ago, I made a counted cross-stitched wall hanging for myself. (At the time, I did not know who the original author was...) I have lived most of those 30 years following this quote. So many young people have came and gone throughout the years, and when we parted ways, I always made sure they had a copy to take with them on their new journeys. The main thing I tried to stress to them was the first part of the quote. The words are still very relevant today. I was 5 when Mr. Witcraft passed, and I hope I live another 50 years, so I can prove to everyone that the only thing that will matter when I am 100, is that I made a difference in a young person's life. I truly believe that we are put here to make a difference, no matter how big or small. Children are precious gems and most days, the only thing that gets me thru most days are young people! I wish I could have met Mr. Witcraft and thanked him for my life's mantra. Too bad more teachers and scholars of today have forgotten how important the children are! Money has turned into top motive for most educators around here, and it is sad. If you don't mind, I would like to send a copy of this quote to our local newspaper and have them publish it in the "Life" section. Hopefully, it will inspire someone else as much as it has me over the years.
Lorri Putman 5 months ago from Joplin, MO