Today is the first day of the 10 Day Give. I decided today that I was going to give words of encouragement today. Since I work at a high school, there are many, many frustrating days after dealing with students, with other teachers, with schedules, with parents, etc. So, today I decided that I would try to give words of encouragement to others that I felt needed it. I praised other teachers by saying what I admired about them, or thought they were doing well. I praised students that I had felt worked hard on assignments or were being good role models. I praised our administration whom I know, deal with a lot of “crap” day in and day out. Some of those that I praised today, were embarrassed and some were appreciative. I think the students were the ones who really appreciated the praise the most. It felt good to share positive words of encouragement and I know I need to do that more often.