I was lucky enough to have a classroom beside Beth Healy for the few years I taught at Ligon and have so many good memories of her kind and friendly spirit.
One memory stands out to me today - I would wander into Beth’s classroom 2, 3, 10 times a day- probably on my way to @pamelamarkowski classroom. Beth’s room was was like her- calm & inviting- I always ended up looking at all the awesome photographs she had displayed of these amazing places around the world that she taught her students about. 🌍
I was printing/wondering/looking around... just having a blah day. As always, she had a great intuition & came over to me & said “which one is that?” I remember the photo I was looking at — the sun setting over the African plains. And I looked at her and said, “Your pictures make me want to travel! I want to go on an African safari!” 😊
And Beth, instead of looking at me like was crazy & random, told me “go girl! Just do it! Save up a little each month for a Travel Fund and go! It’s so worth it - I mean at the end are you gonna be like ‘dang, that African safari was the BEST!’ Or be like “dang, I wish I had taken that safari trip i talked about that one time.” We laughed & went back to teaching. But her honest & genuine advice stays with me, as I’m sure it does with her many students who loved her. AND when I DO go on that safari or face my fears, or do something adventurous- I’ll be thinking of Beth Healy, her lovely spirit, her infectious laugh, her wise advice— just a few things the world will miss with the loss of an amazing, wonderful, kind woman & mother gone too soon. ❤️#cherisheachmoment #beadventurous #travel #liveyourlife #begrateful #gonetoosoon #rip #noregrets #bebrave #honest #kind #strongwoman #cancersucks #remember #thegoodtimes #life #teaching #teachersofig #noexcuses #justdoit #wanderlust #lifeofadventure