What Goes Around Comes Around. . .

In case you missed it, I thought I was doing something sweet for PT conference days by putting this flyer in everyone’s mailbox. 

Needless to say, some people loved it, and others, well, were BOTHERED by it.  In fact they disliked it so much that they complained to administration.  Needless to say, I was crushed thinking I had done something sweet that had offended my team. 

It’s been weeks since PT Conferences, but there is still talk of the “poster”.  Much to my surprise, however, when I walked into my room this morning, I found this surprise.  (they were sneaky. . .I didn’t leave until 6pm last night, and I know they needed a ladder to hang this up.)

When I looked at it and saw the poem that was attached, I saw it was THE POEM.  The offending poem on the poster I put in everyone’s mailbox.  Yes; my eyes did water up. 
Lessons learned: 
  • You can’t please everyone. 
  • It’s better to ask for forgiveness than permission
  • You never know how someone will react until you do something
  • Go out there and do something, you’ll never know, even while in the midst of controversy, that you made a difference to someone.
  • Do what you know is right, even if it isn’t popular.
  • Apologize when necessary, and let it be sincere. 
    And just so you know, before I found this little surprise, I did apologize to my team.  I did tell them I had only good intentions.  I did tell tell them that I would be leaving more inspirational (or what I consider to be inspiration) messages in their mailboxes.  And, I did tell them I am here to work with them, not against them.  After all, we are here to work with kids and give them support. . .
    . . .teach them, mold them, care for them, and love them.

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