People are watching and they see what you are doing. They are watching when you take your personal time to attend a child's sporting event. They notice when you spend those extra hours to tutor that struggling child when you could be home instead. People see that you keep food in that little drawer in your room so that no child ever has to feel hungry. They are looking when you spend your own money to buy a child a pair of shoes because theirs are falling apart.
People are watching. They know when you quietly take up a collection and then bring children clothes shopping at a "real" store for the first time in their lives. They quietly applaud when you take a Saturday to chaperone a field trip. They are looking when you show up at the school dance and make a fool of yourself on the dance floor.
People are watching and they notice. They know the times that you spend over an hour listening to a parent who just needs to talk. People see when you wink and wave at that child in the grocery store (and make their day). People notice when you point out the good in a child when you could have focused on the negatives.
Educators, people are watching you. They see what you do every day to positively impact the lives of children and they notice. Most will never say a word about it to you, but they will talk to others. They do notice and so many quietly applaud what you do every day. You should too.