Today has been a good day. I am feeling better after a week of a cold and a couple weeks of migraines. As simple as it was when a student brought me a coffee during her lunch period it just made my day. It may not have seemed like much but in the midst of semester end, prepping students for exams, a cold, and a partner away at work it was a simple gesture that meant so much. A coffee to some, a “you matter and are important to me” to others.
I have had a challenging group of math 20’s this semester, academically speaking, but what I am sure will be a memorable group, relationship wise. I have made some great connections with students and have built bonds that, I hope, will endure long past graduation.
As a semester ends I look forward to meeting a new group of students but am also saddened by the going of a group that I have grown so fond of. A group that has gone through a loss of a friend, fellow student, a part of our community. The first group of students that I have cried in front of, while telling them that they are care for and need to be here every day because they are important to me. A group that has brought me coffees, small tokens of appreciation, company every day at lunch, and so much more.
After a lovely yoga video from Yoga with Adriene (you NEED to check out her youtube channel if you love yoga and haven’t been yet). I am feeling all the feels and want to send love to all the people out there that may need a simple “you matter” today.
I send a challenge to you to complete a simple gesture of gratitude, love, or whatever you want to label it as, for someone in your life tomorrow or this weekend. It may be simple and not much to you but may be just what someone else needs!
Peace, love, and light
P.S. I would LOVE to hear about your simple gestures and how they went 🙂