Dolce Digest September 2019
Thank a Teacher
Did you know that September 21st is International Gratitude Day? I know that I’m certainly grateful for having autumn rapidly creeping upon us. The nights aren’t quite as warm as they were even a few weeks ago and stores have already begun stockpiling everything pumpkin related.
However, I’m also grateful for something much more traditional as so many people go back to school in the fall: teachers. From the time we are born to our very last days, we are learning. This happens not just in a classroom for the first 18 or so years of life, but as young adults finding our way in the world, as parents and grandparents, and when we find ourselves late in life with time to spare and choose to learn something purely for ourselves.
I am most appreciative of the teachers who turn up when we are not looking to learn something new. Those unexpected teachers come out of nowhere and change us forever. They are the elderly ladies with time to chat, the child who surprises us with insight that most adults overlook, and the average person who takes the time to explain a process, that is specific to their field of expertise, in common terms.
Who are the unexpected teachers in your life? Have you told them that they positively changed you, irrevocably, by teaching you something new? Perhaps this would be a good week to share your gratitude.
A simple card, an unexpected phone call, or even an email would likely be much appreciated by a teacher who made a difference at some time in your life. It might just lead to a larger conversation and a deeper friendship. If nothing else, you made someone’s day with a positive comment by simply expressing your gratitude. After all, one of the first things that we are taught in preschool or kindergarten is to say, “thank you”.
Nadine & Alicia
Your Real Estate Consultants For Life
P.S. Please let us know how reaching out with gratitude works out for you. Also, if you unexpectedly run into someone that seems like they could use a cheerful reminder of gratitude, do pass this letter along to them. You can always share your story and happy results with us (because we’d love to hear all about it!) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 587 229 7108.
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