It might have been the piles of snow or the dark grey mornings but this winter has seemed busier and a little too long. While whipped up in the frenzy that comes with busyness, it was wonderful to be jolted by unexpected, small moments.
Small moments including…
- a free parking pass from a kind stranger
- a week of brilliant sunrises
- a voluntary ‘good morning’ from a middle school-er
- a giggling child on their way down the hall (who knew attendance was so much fun)
- coffee with a friend
- an encouraging tweet
- a thank you email
It was amazing how one very small moment could help refocus an entire day.
So it got me thinking.
As a teacher leader, do I need to focus on the small moments a bit more? Name them, share them, celebrate them.
The snow may have melted and the sun returned, but I reminded of a need to focus on the small moments moving forward.