It’s all about the little things in life.


A student brought in a set of masks for our class today, made by his grandmother. I was sitting down to email this student’s mother to get an address to write thank you notes when HER email pops up. She explains who made the masks and that she

feels that this is her way to “ give back during this whole mess“ during the pandemic.  

Is there not anything sweeter than someone’s grandmother doing something special without thought of reward? It fit right into our lesson about being proactive, how we do the right thing even when no one is watching us to it.

I swear, the older I get, the more I am struck by how much impact those little things have on our daily lives. Sure, I’m a sucker for the grandiose gestures and always love see how those play out. However, the little things, buy coffee for the guy behind you, making a set of masks for your kid’s class, bringing donuts to the teacher workroom, those things are what make the daily grind bearable.

So, what will you do during this time of thanks? What’s a little gesture that could make a big difference in someone’s day? I challenge you to do something.


My guess, when we get out of the house, I’m buying someone lunch! 🙂

And thanks for the masks!