Day 5 – Who Matters to You?

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Today my son’s teacher returned from her maternity leave.  She has a 2-year-old daughter and a 2-month-old daughter. I don’t know whether it was easy for her to leave them this morning, or heart-wrenching; I suspect I could guess. I have been there.

She is the captain of a ship full of 24 bright, energetic, and exhausting third graders. That is what I call courageous. I am home painting a dresser and musing about vermin.

I wrote her a card and included a Starbucks gift card.  It reads:

Thank you for leaving your babies, to teach mine.

What you do matters.

We are excited to have you back. Please let me know how I can support you.


Dana Sandberg

Who could you encourage today?