My Daughter Reinforced — Nobody Cares How Much You Know, Until They Know How Much You Care.
Last Saturday morning, my younger daughter swung by my desk with green sticky pads in her hand. She dangled them in front of me. She wanted to read them out to me.
Her 3rd grader’s class had an event in class, all kids were asked what they remember about other kids in the class and they posted their first thoughts on these green sticky notes.
My younger daughter read what others wrote about her — she was delighted that she had a large number of kind notes for her.
I quickly culled the trend. I chuckled. “She asked me if I was ok “ — that’s what most of the sticky pads about my daughter said followed by words like “when I fell down, the ball hit etc.”
Whether you are 3, 30 or 39 — even in this fast-moving world, everybody likes when you care in simple ways.
I am delighted my daughter has that in spades. Academics can take you so far; life gestures would make you meaningfully memorable.