Corona Virus Quarantine Day #174: Thank you: September 10, 2020:
I’m going to keep it brief tonight because what I have to say won’t take long.
Thank you. Two words. Pretty simple to say, requires minimal effort to say them.
Tonight St. James had “Back to School” night. Of course, it was all virtual because, well, you know…Covid. Let me be the first to say, I wasn’t super excited about it. It required me to sit in front of my computer for an hour, where I had spent a considerable amount of my day already. I had to leave practice early to rush home to even get on the call anyways.
The purpose of the event was so parents could come and ask questions should they have any about our respective classes.
I didn’t have a lot of parents come to visit me. But…I did have one set of parents, a husband and wife, that came in to simply say thank you.
I kept waiting for the questions. Wait, what, no questions?
You just got on here to tell me thank you?
Yes, they did! They thanked me for all the work I did over the summer to get ready to have their son in class. They thanked me for being willing to come to school during a pandemic. They thanked me for dealing with the constantly changing schedules. They told me they would be praying for me and my health all school year and that they were grateful for me.
What?!?!? I’ve never met these people before; they don’t know me…but they made my entire day a million times brighter.
So I’m going to say thank you to them. Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to hop on a zoom call to tell me thank you. I’d have to assume they did it to all their sons teachers, which means they made at least 7 people smile brighter today…and that’s super awesome.
It isn’t hard to take a few minutes to brighten someone’s day. It isn’t hard to let someone know you appreciate them. It isn’t hard to tell someone you love them and why. So please, take a minute and do that for someone else today. You may never know how much they needed to hear that exact thing from you at that exact moment.
So in the spirit of that I asked the kids tonight to tell me someone they are thankful for and why. Here were there responses:
Finley (10 years old): I am thankful for GOD because he made us.
Ellen (10 years old): I am thankful for my siblings because we get to play together every day.
Cooper (10 years old): I am thankful for my mom and dad because they do a lot for us like take us on vacations and make us dinner.
Fiona (8 years old): I am thankful for you mommy because you are an awesome mommy.
Fletcher (5 years old): I am thankful for Jesus because he fights for us and died for us. (whoa…this first week of Catholic school is paying off).
Make someone’s day today, just takes two words, thank you.