MVP: Be glad that we can be with others and let them know it.
It is so easy to get caught in the grind and to forget the amazing opportunities we have each day.
Recently I interviewed Natalia Mejia, North Carolina’s 2023 Beginning Teacher of the Year. Early in our conversation she shared how she greets her students, meeting them at the door and exclaiming, “I am so glad you are here!”
Close your eyes. Imagine coming into work each day and people stopping, looking into your eyes, smiling, and saying “I am so glad you are here!” What would that do for you?
The amazing thing is that we could all do that, each day!
The tragedy is that we are too busy.
No time to bask in the beauty of human connection, I need to go check my email.
Today’s intention: Just once today, welcome someone into your orbit with a big heartfelt exclamation – I am so glad you are here today!