I want to matter.  I want to leave something behind that matters.  As a father, I want to leave behind children that contribute to the world.  I want them to raise good children, be a faithful wife, be a pillar in the community, and serve God in a way that brings honor to Him. 

As a teacher, I want to help mold students that contribute.  I want them to understand that what they do should matter.  I want them to become productive as parents, spouses, community leaders, business innovators, and to have a heart for life. 

I’m putting the sign on the top of the door.  I stole this from The Emperor’s Club, but the message is solid and worth sharing with my students.