“Thank you.” Two simple words with so much power. Sometimes teaching can be a thankless job. We work long hours. We stay late and come in early. We plan lessons that we think will keep students engaged. We want our students to love what we teach. Sometimes, it works and sometimes our lessons tank.
Today, was a day where a simple “thank you” from a parent made all the difference. Today a parent stopped and thanked me for teaching their son. They thanked me for encouraging their son to read. They thanked me for encouraging their son to find books that challenge his mind.
Thanksgiving is a few days away but the last few weeks have been a whirlwind. Life happens and days pass so quickly. It’s nice to take a moment to slow down and revel in the joy of feeling gratitude. Today I am grateful for the parent who took a moment to say those two simple words and for making my day so much brighter.