Math = Love: Make Someone's Day

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Make Someone's Day

I spilled hot chocolate on myself this morning, and I thought to myself that it was probably a sign it was going to be one of those days.  I got to work this morning, dropped off my lunch in the teacher's lounge, turned on my computer, and scurried to the restroom to try and remove the signs of the hot chocolate from my blue blouse.

When I got back to my computer, I noticed that I had just received an e-mail.  My principal had nominated me for a teaching award.  Instantly, my day had brightened!  Did my principal have to do that?  Definitely not.  If I decide to submit an application for this award, it's going to mean more work for him.

So, I want to send you on a little mission today.  Do something to make someone's day today.  It doesn't have to be big.  It doesn't have to take a lot of time.  It doesn't have to cost anything.

Write a note to another teacher.  Go out of your way to have a conversation with someone you don't normally get to talk to.  Compliment someone.  Invite someone to eat lunch with you.  

I'm so thankful for those who have gone out of their way to make me feel special lately.  My principal nominated me for an award.  My amazing coworkers threw me a wedding shower yesterday afternoon, and my church family threw me a wedding shower on Sunday.  I woke up to a short DM this morning from a blog reader who wanted to thank me for the resources I post.  Another Oklahoma math teacher sent out a tweet yesterday encouraging people to read my blog.    

Making someone else's day might just help make your day. :)


  1. I loved this 6 minute video that shows how a small gesture can make a big difference in someone else's life.
    Thanks for keeping it positive!