This morning when I was cleaning out Elliott's backpack, just one step in the morning ritual of getting him ready for school, I came across an envelope that simply said: Dad. I opened the envelope and my heart was immediately touched. I was reminded that a thank you note, especially from our kids, recognizes that the simple acts we perform for or with others often have much deeper meaning to them. How unfortunate that so many of us never understand the beauty and joy we bring to others absent a simple note like the one I discovered this morning.
On a side note, let me say it is very encouraging to find this as part of his school work.