Here at bradenbell.com we are tireless in our efforts to improve the quality of your lives, so I want to report on an experiment. Yesterday I posted a piece featuring some things to do and not do when you give a gift to your child's teacher. My last hint was to tell them that part of the gift was that they were not to write a thank-you note and just enjoy the gift.
I took my own advice. So, yesterday, when I delivered our plates of cookies to all the teachers, I stipulated that they were not to write a thank you.
I was unprepared for the magnitude of the response. One teacher said "THANK YOU!!!" and nearly burst into tears. She teaches a lot of students and was already feeling overwhelmed by the thank you notes she needs to write over the break. Several others sent emails saying the same thing. A few told me they'd do them anyway. Still, I believe I am on to something here.
I thought it would be a nice thing to do, but I didn't realize just how excited it would make people. So, dear readers, I am passing this on to you in case you want to really make someone's season bright.
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