Monday, November 13, 2017
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness (Dalai Lama)
Appreciation - often it's best when it comes from an unexpected source.
In turn, I really appreciate genuine thanks.
Yesterday, a student asked if she could see me before school started. Sure, I said.
Not thinking too much about it - recently she was elected to a leadership position, so I thought she wanted to float an idea with me.
She came into the administration area and then my office with a large cardboard box and said her family had made me something.
I did think for a minute that it may be a practical joke - a gotcha moment, so I gingerly opened it up to find, inside, not a jack-in-the-box or a rubber snake, but a beautifully decorated cake.
I thanked her and said the staff would love it. But, no, she said, it's for you!
I was genuinely gobsmacked. Me? Really?
Yes, she said - it's in appreciation for all you've done for the school this year.
I beamed all day.