Do yourself a favor

Do yourself a favor today – do one or more of these:

  • If you have a mother, dad, or family member you haven't talked to in a while… give them a call.
  • Write a note to someone just to thank them for something they have done.
  • Smile at a stranger and give him/ her an honest compliment.
  • Take time to do something really crazy with the kids that will shock them.
  • Fix a great dinner with all his/ her favorite things to eat as a suprise.
  • Call your spouse  or girlfriend / boyfriend and say “Just calling to check on you – is there anything I can do to help you? and DON'T ASK THEM TO DO ANYTHING.”
  • Do the one chore someone you live with hates doing most.
  • Write a note and hide it in the pocket of someone you love so they can find it later.
  • Do something thoughtful for someone you love.
  • Do something thoughtful for someone you're having trouble getting along with.
  • Think of something that one student who is struggling in your class does well — and compliment them on it next time you see them.
  • Don't let yourself say anything negative today.
  • If you see someone down on Twitter, send them a kind comment.
  • Any other thing that shows kindness to another person.

Though it may seem like you're doing something for someone else (and you are), you're really blessing yourself.

 Life is short and the times we do for others with such kindnesses are often the greatest favors we do ourselves.

Have a blessed and wonderful day celebrating the birth and life of a great man who spent himself and ultimately gave his life in the service of others and a dream.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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