In Germany, there is a saying that says: “Kleine Geschenke erhalten die Freundschaft”. Small gifts keep friendship alive. I bet my daughter has never heard this saying, but somehow intuitively she has understood it better than many an adult.
Already when she started school with six years, she often prepared little gifts for people who somehow captured a little space in her heart. What impresses me, time and again is how big her little heart is.
Her Christmas gift was a camera, and she made several wonderful photo shots of the fireworks this new year’s eve. She used those to created Happy New Year cards for her friends.
She wrote on them how happy she was to see her friends again after the Christmas break. Very cute and I’m sure her friends loved her cards. But the one card that impressed me most she wrote for her teacher.
She wrote a very genuine lovely card that showed her appreciation. No one suggested her to do anything like that. It came straight from the heart and that touched me.
I’m very sure her teacher was touched as well when she received it. These small little moments of appreciations. Isn’t that what we all live for? Why we do what we do?
A friend said to me a while back: “We are all teachers and students.”. My daughter certainly has a lot to teach me.
She reminds me, to more often give someone a compliment or a little token of appreciation. I hope when you read this story you are reminded to do the same.
Have a wonderful Sunday.