Thursday, May 10, 2012
Pass It On
So it's Teacher Appreciation Week, and I suspect there are many teachers who are feeling anything but appreciated. That is even tougher in a week when there is supposed to be some appreciation.
So what can we do? Let's start with expressing some gratitude and appreciation to ourselves--our minds, our bodies, our spirits. Try some self care! Be gentle with yourself.
So what do we do next?
WE PASS IT ON--pass on the kindness, the gratitude, the positive attitude. Pass it on to your coworkers. It doesn't have to be fancy. It can be a kind smile or a genuine compliment. Pass it on to other teachers who have had an impact in your life--past teachers, mentor teachers, your child's teachers, and anyone else who comes to mind.
I was on the receiving end of one act of teacher appreciation this week that was so simple but so powerful. When I think about it, I want to express gratitude with the same level of authenticity. It was a simple telephone call. It also made me realize that we don't need to have loads of people expressing appreciation, one is enough.
So with whom can you and I pass on appreciation and kindness?
P. S. I'm going to pass on appreciation here tomorrow. Stop back for a little dose of appreciation for teachers!