A primary school teacher was invited to a wedding ceremony where he met one of his student. At the ceremony the student made an attempt to recognized his teacher's presence by greeting him with all respect and admiration.
The student said, "can you still recognize me sir?" and the humble teacher replied "please I don't recognize you, but i will be glad if you help me to recognize you".
The student try to recall what happen back in primary, “I was your Student in class three, I stole a Wrist watch belonging to my classmate because it was unique and fascinating" said by the student. But still the teacher could not remember and so the student continue.
He said, "My classmate came to you crying that his Wrist Watch had been stolen and you ordered all students in the class to stand on a straight line, facing the wall with our hands up and our eyes closed so you could check our pockets. At this point, I became jittery and terrified of the outcome of the search. The shame I will face after other students discovered that I stole the Watch, the opinions my teachers will form about me, the thought of being named a ‘ thief’ till I leave the School and my Parents’ reaction when they get to know about my action".
At this point the teacher started to remember and he still allow the student to continue.
The student continue, "All these thoughts flowing across my heart, when suddenly it was my turn to be checked. I felt your hand slipped into my pocket and you brought out the Watch. I was gripped with fear, expecting the worse to be announced. I was surprised I didn’t hear anything. But you continued searching other students’ pockets till you got to the last person. When the search was over, you asked us to open our eyes and sit on our Chairs. I was afraid to sit because I was thinking you will call me out soon after everyone was seated but to my amazement, you showed the watch to the class, gave it to the owner and you never mentioned the name of the one who stole the watch. You didn’t say a word to me, and you never mentioned the story to anyone. Throughout my stay in the school, no teacher or student knew what happened. This incident naturally taught me a great lesson and I resolved in my heart never to get myself involved in taking whatever is not mine. I thought to myself, you saved my dignity.”
Now the message here is, we should be the leader who impacts, not one who shatters.
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