MVP: Take two seconds to appreciate human connection by verbalizing it.
This is a bit of a repeat from earlier in the summer, but well worth it…
In yesterday’s episode of The Assistant Principal Podcast, I interviewed Natalia Mejia, North Carolina’s 2023 Beginning Teacher of the Year.
Natalia shared how she greets her students by 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!