Sunday, March 2, 2014

SOLC 2014 Day Two: Leaving a trail of smiles

Yesterday I volunteered at our district's annual Celebration of Families. I had never attended the event before, for various uninteresting reasons. But there was an all-call for help from the district librarian, and I've been feeling a deficit in my "acts of service bank", so I decided to sign up.

The first two hours spent at the registration table were filled with small talk with fellow volunteers (a high school junior and an assistant principal); we only registered a whopping three people.  The second two hours I facilitated (hosted) a presenter, dealing with the sign-in sheets, evaluation forms, material distribution--for three attendees.  All in all, it was a pretty tame volunteer gig.

It was an unexpected upside to the event that really made my day.  This is my fifteenth year in this district, and I guess you could say I've "been around".  I have had the pleasure of working with some amazing people in the three career paths I've traveled in those fifteen years, and quite a few of them were there yesterday.  Principals, a supervisor, a tech support specialist, parent support specialists, a counselor--all blasts from my past.  And they were all happy to see me!  I got hugs and handshakes and compliments.  By the time I left the event, I was glowing with positive vibes.

Who needs a certificate on the wall proclaiming a job well done...I've left a trail of smiles, and that is enough for me. 

2 comments:

  1. So very true! You and your trail of smiles are fortunate indeed! That's enough for us all!

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    1. Thanks, Rissa, glad you feel the same!

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