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A flower in a jar…

This week is teacher appreciation week. I have the privilege of teaching in a small Christian school. I have a class of 4th graders that are amazing. Little minds that will become leaders, lawyers, mechanics, moms, dads, nurses, police officers…who knows? I have taught for many years and each year holds its own challenges and blessings. This year is no different. Our school is going through changes. Growing pains if you will. Some days that filters down and it is hard to keep it out of the classroom. These kiddos deserve nothing less than my best. After a bumpy staff meeting, I walk into my classroom and on my desk is a flower. One simple flower with a note taped to the recycled vase. The note said, “Thank you for being the bright spot in my day.” This warmed my heart so much! So no matter how rugged your day is or how bumpy life gets…remember to be the bright spot in someone’s day!



  1. Ahhhhh what a lovely gesture – sometimes these little surprises just make our day!! #fortheloveofblog

    1. beachchairtracy

      That is what it was. Made my day.

  2. Such a beautiful gesture. And I love that idea to be the bright spot in someone’s day. #bloggerclubuk

  3. I’ve recently went to a training at work which also covered the importance of giving feedback, both constructive and positive. Since then I’ve forced myself to do it regularly and you wouldn’t believe how my life changed there.
    Beside doing it at work, it’s just important to acknowledge people in your life: your partner, your kids, your colleagues, your friends, … anyone. It’s a small gesture that will make you feel better and will change the other person’s day, like this post proves. #CoolMumClub

  4. That’s so lovely. What I like about things like this is that they often come along just when you need them as well. Like the universe is giving you a hug

  5. What a wonderful bit of encouragement you received. So very sweet.

    Indeed, may we all show the Lord shining brightly through us.

  6. MMT

    Oh how adorable! I would love someone to bring me a flower in a jar πŸ˜‰

    This week, my six year old was upset because her fairies hadn’t left her a gift at the fairy door, after she had delivered them lots of drawings and letters. The next day I left her a tiny jar of forget me nots, and it made her day. So adorable πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for linking to #CoolMumClub

  7. This truly lovely! Thanks for joining in with #ThatFridayLinky

  8. Oh how lovely! What a thoughtful way to brighten your day. Thank you for sharing with #Blogstravaganza πŸ™‚

  9. that’s a lovely thoughtful gift #pocolo

  10. What a beautiful gesture, just right as a special pick me up:)

  11. That’s such a lovely idea! Thanks for sharing on #fortheloveofBLOG x

  12. oh that is so lovely, you must be really making an impression to receive such a thoughtful little gift x

  13. Awww this is just lovely! It’s so nice to be appreciated. I understand where you are coming from when you say about sometimes it’s hard keeping the staffroom stuff from having an impact on the classroom. xx #thesatsesh

  14. What brilliant advice! Thanks for linking this up to #ablogginggoodtime

  15. Aw that’s so lovely. πŸ™‚
    Thanks for linking to #pocolo

  16. Calvin

    Makes a nice peiece of deco too

  17. Rosie

    This is so sweet! If we are more aware of the people around us, who help us in many ways, small acts of kindness can be a meaningful way to let them know they are appreciated!

  18. Pero

    Aw that’s so nice and beautiful

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