In my crazy yesterday, I had noticed that my office phone was blinking with a message.
Today I had time to check it. When the electronic lady said, "You have a message from... Dr. [Superintendent]," my stress level and heartbeat shot up. Way up. If seeing a principal makes me freak out, thanks to past experiences, imagine what my boss's boss's voice does to my fight-or-flight instincts.
I called him back, thinking of all of the (no good, awful, terrible, horrible) things it could be. He answered; I apologized for the delay in returning the call. He said,
"I just wanted to call to thank you for doing such a good job this year."
I stuttered something like a thank you, caught completely off guard.
"You've done a good job, and I know it hasn't been the easiest. There've been a lot of obstacles. But, thank you for the work you're doing."
And that was it.
Today wasn't really an easier day - I was still incredibly busy and juggling way too many balls. But it really helped to hear someone say thank you.
Especially when that someone is my superintendent.
Wow...you must be as awesome as I know you are! Nice to see someone who is aware of just how much you do for your students and the school as a whole! Imagine me patting you on the back while squealing with excitement!ReplyDelete