Lately, I've been feeling a bit down. Why? Well, for me, it seems I have a deep well where all the bad things or feelings get deposited and they churn around. I don't need to bring out a dirty laundry list of what all those "bad feelings or things" are. The point to this blog is how something so small and seemingly insignificant can help one crawl out of that dark well.
Since December I have been an interim, ISS supervisor at the local high school. ISS stands for "in school suspension." Okay, I know some of you out there may have fond, or not so fond, memories of your days spent in ISS. For the past several days, detentions have increased significantly. Some have speculated on the full moon as the cause for the amplification of dastardly deeds...like one innocent girl is in for "punching another kid in the face." At any rate, I keep my "mean and stern face on for the day" and make it through just fine.
This morning when I came in to the ISS room, there was a neatly printed note from the Dean of students positioned on my desk. He thanked me for my hard work and patience "as we toil with large numbers (and personalities)." Immediately, after reading the note, my insides went all warm and fuzzy. I smiled and was struck by how much better I felt. That small note probably took him a minute or less to write, and what is amazing is that it is lingering with me as I continue through this day. I plan to have it in front of me as the lunch detentions come in. The list has a record 15 assigned for today...gulp!
We don't get enough little "notes" or emails thanking people. A kind word or two jotted down can do so much good and take so little time to do. So after you are done reading this...send someone a little note of thanks or appreciation. You will make them feel so loved and perhaps help them get through a tough day!