Mom Takes Time to Write Inspiring Notes on Son’s Pencils, Earns Praise from Kid’s Teacher

As much as we want our kids to be independent and learn on their own, many of us tend to forget the many struggles that students have to undergo each day. They don’t just deal with challenging lessons but many students also struggle with self-doubt, especially when things get tough in the classroom.

One mom has found a way to brighten up her child’s day and make him feel special by writing inspiring notes on his pencils. She took the time to write on each pencil, ensuring that he always has an inspiring thought to ponder on whenever he encounters difficulties in school.

The inspirational pencils were discovered by Amanda Cox, a teacher in Beaumont, Texas.

The teacher kept a stash of extra pencils so that anyone who needs one wouldn’t have to look far or feel shy about not being able to afford one, perhaps. One day, she ran out of pencils; thus, she decided to ask her class to share their extra pencils. Little did she know that the day would turn out much brighter than she had expected.

She later wrote on Facebook:

I had one student ask me if he could keep his pencils that his mom gave him for school. Of course, I said yes. He then said, “Well, I guess I’ll give you a few so my classmates can have them too.”

I thought nothing of it and took the pencils that he handed me. When I was sharpening them, I noticed writing on a few of them. I then realized that my student’s mother took the time to write on his pencils. I asked him if he would mind showing me the rest of them. What I read melted my heart.

Each one of the student’s pencils had inspiring lines written on them, each a reminder of his mother’s love for him.

Photo credit: Facebook / Amanda Cox

  • You are so talented.
  • This will be a great year.
  • You are creative.
  • You are phenomenal.
  • Never give up.
  • You can do this.
  • You are knowledgeable.
  • You are a math whiz.
  • You are intelligent.
  • Proud of you everyday.
  • I love you.
  • You have a brilliant mind.
  • You are wonderful.
  • You are a problem solver.
  • Follow your dreams.
  • You are perfect.
  • I am proud of you.
  • You will change the world.
  • You are amazing.
  • You are the best.
  • You are important.

Amanda was so impressed by the mom’s handiwork that she shared a snapshot on Facebook where it went viral, earning praise from netizens all over the world. Many expressed happiness that such things could still happen while others said that they found this so useful that they would also do the same thing for their children.

Everyone thought this woman, whoever she was, is a truly loving mother who only wants the best for her children – and many are calling the kid lucky to have such a caring woman as his mom.

Source: Facebook / Amanda Cox, SunnySkyz