Sy, I got your postcard. Totally made my day!
~Destinee Bradley, Sophomore, Cheney High School
At CHS, another cool thing that we do is send kids postcards, praising them, giving them recognition, letting them know we care. For the first five minutes of every staff meeting, teachers write postcards to kids and then the office staff addresses them and sends them out to the kiddos. The messages are short, sometimes general, sometimes specific, but they make a difference; as Destinee shared with me, they make a day. And what’s great about that is that the cost is so little. Literally, it takes me 10 seconds to write a postcard, a smile price to pay for such a big benefit. I wonder if Destinee and the rest know that making their days makes our days. And in the age of “likes” on social media, the power of pen to paper may still impact and connect better than all.
When is the last time you received a handwritten note from a friend or loved one? Remember how it made you feel? Now, when is the last time you sent a handwritten note to a friend or loved one? Wouldn’t you want them to feel that way? Sometime this week put pen to paper, address and stamp the envelope, and send it. Doesn’t have to be long or profound. It just has to be. I understand that just “thank you” goes a long way. Guaranteed you will make a day in a way that is rare today. Do Different. Do something small to make someone big.
Have a great Tuesday, all. If you are so inclined, comment on this link to let us know how you made someone’s day this week.
- A Momentous Moment: Morning Minutes, February 12, 2016
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