Rainbows of The Day!
When something neat happens, no matter how small, I always say that it was my Rainbow For The Day. At the end of many school days, we'd go around the class giving each person a turn to share what the rainbow of their day or week was. I would draw a chalk rainbow or let one of the kids do this and they would know it would be one of those days. It was refreshing (and sometimes quite amusing!) to see what simple things created a rainbow for some of these kids; a cool new eraser, markers that smelled like food, getting a badge in brownies or cubs, a visit with grandma, going to McDonalds and scoring a toy, someone sharing a snack with them, a new friend to play with at recess....the possibilities were endless. It was always a nice feeling to end the day with something so positive.
Sometimes as adults, it is also the littlest things that bring us a bit of colour in a day and probably a smile too. A compliment on what we're wearing, someone telling you how much they appreciate something you did, hearing from or bumping into someone you haven't seen in a long time, winning a raffle at a local event......
For me, it is often something a student says at school. Last week, our Mayor, a young, very handsome man brought his daughter into school. He was dressed in a nice suit and tie and he really stood out amongst the other adults in the hallway. You could say he turned a few female teachers' heads too! A sweet little in my line-up just stared at him walking by, looked up at me and asked, "Is that the President or the Mayor?" Priceless! Right on par with the President......well, we actually have a Prime Minister here but the sense of import had a huge impact on this little girl.
I just had to share that with our Mayor as he walked back past us and I don't doubt that it was as much of a rainbow for him as it was for me. I smiled every time I thought of it throughout the day.
What rainbows have you had lately?