While the holidays are generally associated with talking snowmen, reindeers, Santa Claus, family get-togethers, bright lights, and warm beverages, it can be a depressing time of year. For many, especially those who are lonely, all the constant talk of family and cheer can serve as a blunt reminder for how alone and unhappy they are. It can also be a time of struggle for those who do not get along well with their relations (something which becomes even more apparent when forced to spend the holidays together and relive old, hurtful memories). On top of this, the savage ways that shoppers treat each other in an attempt to get material goods is enough to make anyone lose hope in humankind. As a bit of an antidote to this, I have decided to focus on some of the inspiring and brave things that humans are doing in this world.
I have never seen this story before, but if you watch The Ellen Show, you might have. This story starts with a woman named Sara Ferguson, who was working in a school district that, due to budget cuts, lost a significant number of teaching and support staff. This is what she did next. If you have five minutes to spare, I hope you watch this video and see the enthusiasm that this teacher (as well as the other teachers in the video) has for providing children with a valuable and powerful education.