10 Day Give – Day 1

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. 

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