Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Two Simple Words...

Hello, Friends! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I say it all of the time, but thank you. Thank you ALL for continuing to support me and this little blog. It really does mean the world to me. You have no idea! I really do wish I could hug each and every one of you who takes the time to read my blog. Your sweet comments on Facebook, Instagram, and in person truly keep me going. So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. I am so grateful for all of you. And as you know, I tend to use those two words "thank you" at the end of the every blog post, but I decided to start with them today because those words are what this blog post is all about...

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I think so often we take the words "thank you" for granted or we don't think about how much these two simple words can truly make a difference in someone's day. I know that I can be guilty of this. But last week after having one of those days, I was notified by Facebook that I had a message request. Not gonna lie friends, initially I was like, "What in the world is a message request? Don't you just get all of the messages?" But, for those of you who are still trying to figure out Facebook after it changes every other day, it is a message from someone who you are not "friends" with on Facebook. Anyway, the message was from a sweet parent of one of my students from last year. Yep, you read that correctly, LAST school year. She just wanted to say "thank you" for all that I did for her daughter while she was in my class and how much she is thriving this year.  Now like I said, we were not official Facebook friends, but she happened to see that we had a mutual friend and she made that additional effort to reach out to me.

As I was sitting at my desk, exhausted from a day of teaching, I couldn't help but feel at peace after reading her message. I no longer felt that pure exhaustion, but rejuvenated to tackle the next day. I don't know if this sweet mom realized how much I needed to hear those two simple words or just how much they truly meant to me. I didn't need an award or a special gift. Those two simple words were more than enough.

I think I can speak for all teachers when I say that the random thank you messages mean more than anything. Knowing that you are appreciated for putting everything into the little ones that enter your classroom each and every day is enough! And honestly, this is not just about teachers, but everyday people. A simple "thank you" for your time/service/help/advice, or whatever it may be, could be the positive change that a person needed to hear that day.

So, again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you to each of you. Your kindness and continued encouragement has been a blessing to me.