When a teacher told the Rebbe that he is struggling financially and “has no mazal,” the Rebbe reminded him how lucky he is to teach children Torah and have a lasting impact on their lives.
“Rebbe, I have no mazal!” one cheder teacher expressed his frustration over his financial struggles to the Rebbe.
The Rebbe didn’t accept it, “No mazal? There isn’t anyone with more luck than you. You are a melamed; you have the opportunity to teach children Torah, which has a lasting impact on their entire lives!”
When the veteran kindergarten teacher Mrs. Rochel Zamir shared her difficulties with the Rebbe, the Rebbe guided her to study a Chassidic discourse where the power of children’s davening and learning is discussed (Vekibel Hayehudim 5687).
“It is worth contemplating the maamar in depth and deriving the conclusion of how great the merit of teaching these children is, and how fortunate and rich is one who was chosen by Hashem to do this work.”
(Seeds of Wisdom Vol. 1, p. 61; Igros Kodesh Vol. 24, p. 305)
From The Weekly Farbrengen by Merkaz Anash