I left on Monday to train for one day in New York only to be asked to train for several more days in a row in the Northeast. While my first thought was, "Oh my goodness, I am going to need more outfits. One suit will not suffice over the next few days", my next thought turned to "Oh NO! I will miss being with Dave for Valentines' Day this year."
Today, I was teaching two 3 hour workshops----fast paced with energetic teachers. At the break, a participant came to ask me, "Would you come see my classroom?" My first thought was "Oh I really need time to reconvene during the break." But what I said was "I would love to come see it." She is amazing----she is a high school special education teacher whose classroom is a student-run floral shop. Amazing!! I was so grateful to be able to see it.
At the end of the day, she caught me again and asked, "Can you come to my room for just a minute?" To say I was exhausted was an understatement. But I walked over, and she said, "I made a floral arrangement for you to thank you for coming to present to us today." I almost burst into tears. How kind people are if we simply allow them to be kind to us!
Now, I'm not saying Dave is totally off the Valentines' hook but I sure am enjoying seeing these beautiful blooms brighten up my hotel room on this dark, cold, rainy night in New Jersey.