I heard a story about a school that was in a bad economic part of town. All of the children were on free lunches and all of the students received food to take home on the weekend. (so they would have something to eat.)These children had parents who had struggles. Some were their fault and some of it wasn't but the children were all affected.
They say, that children in bad homes, don't go to school to learn. They go to school to be accepted and loved. They are craving for the needed attention that they aren't getting at home. This school has teachers that care about the kids. They are making a difference in these children's lives. Is it hard? Yes. Could they make more money doing something other than teaching? Yes. Could they go to a different school in a better part of town and have an easier job. Yes. But these teachers don't leave, they stay.
These are the cream of the crop teachers. Teachers that could do other things, get promoted, and move up in the business world. So why do they stay and continue under these circumstances? They buy stuff for children to help them out. A new coat for a child who doesn't have a coat. Maybe it's school supplies, book bags, pencils, paper, etc. They do all of this because they care.
I believe the reason they stay is, They have a purpose. Not a job, not a career, but a purpose. Their purpose is to love on those kids. These teacher do it to see a child smile and give you a hug or a high five. To know that you made a difference in somebodies life today. Thank you to everyone who is living life with a purpose. Making a difference in other people's lives. May God bless you richly.