Who’s in?

starbucks

Have you ever woken up and wondered if you had what it took to make a difference at work that day?

You were tired and stressed and you weren’t quite sure where you were going to begin when you got to work because you had so many places you could start.

But then you get to work and you realize there are people there that need your help and so you do everything you can to see that their needs are met.

You get the message that a kid in the 3rd grade needs to see you and wonder, what now?

Did somebody hit him or has someone done something to him that hurt his feelings because he is a very nice kid and if somebody did you are going to see that it doesn’t happen again.

So you call the kid down to the office but then you go to meet him halfway because you just want to get this over with so you can be the hero and fix the kid’s problem.

But as you approach the kid you realize he has something in his hand and he is smiling.

Why is he smiling if he is getting ready to share bad news with you?

And then as you get closer you realize he has a Starbucks bag in his hand and it hits you that the day before you had seen him leaving school with a Starbucks cup in his hand and you had teased him about liking Starbucks and you had told his mother about how it is one of your favorite places on Earth.

He then proceeds to hand you a bag that says

To: Mr. Harper

From: Timmy

and you look inside and there is a plastic Starbucks coffee cup like the one he had had the day before and there is a little individual pack of coffee inside also.

You thank him, give him a hug, go back to your office and realize that you do have what it takes to make a difference and you are not as stressed as you thought because you are surrounded by people that love you and you realize that it doesn’t matter where you start, it matters who you start with.

Too often we dwell on the negative events when there are awesome things that are just waiting to happen if we just let them.

I’d love to hear more positive stories from my PLN.

They don’t need to be well-crafted.

This one isn’t.

Honest stream of consciousness writing is all that is required.

They don’t need to take long to write.

This took about thirty minutes at the most.

I often spend too much time crafting my posts because I want them to be just right.

Not this one.

I wanted to get this out as soon as I could.

We don’t need final drafts and we don’t need colorful prose.

We need to hear each other’s stories of hope and happiness and we need to hear them as soon as possible because what we do is difficult and we have the power to lift each other up with a quick 30 minute post.

So who’s in?

2 thoughts on “Who’s in?

  1. I’m in! But in a slightly different way… I’ve helped set up this blog for others to thank those they appreciate – sort of the same thing, but it’s for those people you don’t get to thank enough. And then in the comments, others can write about that person! See it here: http://thepowerofappreciation.blogspot.com/p/blog-beginnings.html So far, we only have two posts this January, and they’re both for teachers, but it can be for kids, parents, whomever! 🙂 Go ahead and spread the word if you’d like. I like your idea too, and try to do so, but will try harder now. 🙂

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Who’s in?

starbucks

Have you ever woken up and wondered if you had what it took to make a difference at work that day?

You were tired and stressed and you weren’t quite sure where you were going to begin when you got to work because you had so many places you could start.

But then you get to work and you realize there are people there that need your help and so you do everything you can to see that their needs are met.

You get the message that a kid in the 3rd grade needs to see you and wonder, what now?

Did somebody hit him or has someone done something to him that hurt his feelings because he is a very nice kid and if somebody did you are going to see that it doesn’t happen again.

So you call the kid down to the office but then you go to meet him halfway because you just want to get this over with so you can be the hero and fix the kid’s problem.

But as you approach the kid you realize he has something in his hand and he is smiling.

Why is he smiling if he is getting ready to share bad news with you?

And then as you get closer you realize he has a Starbucks bag in his hand and it hits you that the day before you had seen him leaving school with a Starbucks cup in his hand and you had teased him about liking Starbucks and you had told his mother about how it is one of your favorite places on Earth.

He then proceeds to hand you a bag that says

To: Mr. Harper

From: Timmy

and you look inside and there is a plastic Starbucks coffee cup like the one he had had the day before and there is a little individual pack of coffee inside also.

You thank him, give him a hug, go back to your office and realize that you do have what it takes to make a difference and you are not as stressed as you thought because you are surrounded by people that love you and you realize that it doesn’t matter where you start, it matters who you start with.

Too often we dwell on the negative events when there are awesome things that are just waiting to happen if we just let them.

I’d love to hear more positive stories from my PLN.

They don’t need to be well-crafted.

This one isn’t.

Honest stream of consciousness writing is all that is required.

They don’t need to take long to write.

This took about thirty minutes at the most.

I often spend too much time crafting my posts because I want them to be just right.

Not this one.

I wanted to get this out as soon as I could.

We don’t need final drafts and we don’t need colorful prose.

We need to hear each other’s stories of hope and happiness and we need to hear them as soon as possible because what we do is difficult and we have the power to lift each other up with a quick 30 minute post.

So who’s in?

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