My daughter was getting her wisdom tooth out today. (Yes, only one. I had four and her father had none.) That meant that I was not at school. However, I had a sense of how the school day started, because my daughter got a text from her friend. On the table in the senior lounge were little slips of paper with each senior's name. Every single senior. Typed next to each name was a kind statement about them. My daughter's read: you're sweet and sassy at the same time. you really care about people and want the world to be a more pleasant place
It was clear that they were written by a classmate, as some referenced a specific school event or growth and maturity over the course of the student's high school years. If people shared kindness like this with each other on a daily basis, even a weekly basis, our world would be a better place. Whoever the anonymous student was that did this, if you are reading my blog, I say "Thank you for taking the time to recognize what makes each student special and sharing it. Your words will have a lasting effect beyond those simple strips of paper."