Do you ever have days at work where everything goes wrong and you wonder if what you're doing matters? Or maybe that you feel like you have no idea what even your doing? Yeah... today was one of those days for me until about 1:00. I was getting ready for the end of the day and taking care of the things I needed to work on this weekend when one of my players stopped by (I should mention that I coach lacrosse in the spring). She handed me a lollipop as a token of her appreciation for me and very quickly explained that it was because of a speaker she had seen recently... long story short, her message to me was that I deserved a lollipop because I was more than just a coach to her and I had made a difference in her life. She thanked me for being there for her and I thanked her for making my day (while I held back tears).
I promise you this post isn't to brag about how awesome I am (but lets be honest... I'm kind of a big deal), but it is a reminder to me and for you all how thanking someone for the impact they've had in your life can make a difference in their lives like they have in yours. And I can't think of a more appropriate time to do this than during Thanksgiving. My player reminded me of this important lesson. So here's my PSA for the holidays: Thank someone... anyone... who you appreciate in your life. It doesn't have to be in person- a simple email, text, or note will do, but just do it. I'll get off my soapbox now :)