A few weeks ago we received this postcard from Rome. It was authored and sent by my son‘s fourth-grade teacher from last year, Mr, Ed Sokolowski.
What a thoughtful gesture, and it got me thinking. What a great thing to do for kids and families! It checks all the boxes: building relationships, saying thank you, continuing the learning experience by sharing from another country, and most of all doing more than expected.
This means on his trip, Mr. Sokolowski took the time to write out and address 30 individual postcards. All in all, it probably took him about an hour, and cost about 30 bucks, yet I believe the benefits much outweigh the cost. Even though Matthew has moved on from Mr. Sokolowski’s class, he still took the time to acknowledge the end-of-the-year gift, and the time they had together in fourth grade.
Do more than expected! Do you want to be successful this year? Do more than expected! Do you want to leave an impact on others? Do more than expected! Do you want to continue to build relationships in your school and community? Do more than expected!
Whether it’s going to the movies, going out to dinner, going to a concert/performance, or attending a wedding, anytime we receive more than expected, it always makes us feel good and appreciate what is happening to us and around us.
We have an opportunity each and every day working in our schools to do more than expected. So a big thank you to Mr. Sokolowski for doing more than is expected, and for taking the time to send a postcard to my son.
Quote: “Go the extra mile its never crowded” – unknown