Take Time To Care

The challenge today is to take time, better yet, make time to care.

We get so busy sometimes that we think we are too busy to take time away to do something that should happen many times daily.

I was reminded of this with my oldest granddaughter when she was four years old or so. 

At least once every time she was around she would leave what she was doing, come find me and say “I just came to give you a hug”.

She would give me a hug, tell me she loved me and then return to the important task of playing.  In fact, she still does this three years later.  (Grandparents understand)

So what’s the lesson for us today? 

Let’s take a moment or two from the important tasks that we are doing to make sure someone knows we care.

Write a quick note of appreciation, pick up the phone for a quick call or text, or have a conversation about something other than work.

Let’s keep the main thing the main thing. People are the main thing.  Let them know they are valued and that you care.

If a four year old can do it so can we.

I’m cheering for you.

#leadership #motivation #coaching
#bebetter #beblessed


Published by toddagordon

Currently in his 37th year in the education field. Currently the District Activities Director at Greene County Community Schools in Jefferson, Iowa. Celebrating 37 years of marriage with Deb. Deb works remotely as the Assistant Controller for Treynor (IA) State Bank. We have 3 kids, two son in laws, a daughter in law, two wonderful grandsons, Jonathan and Parker, and three lovely granddaughters, Mia, Madison and Faye. Nicole and Brett are parents to Jonathan and Madison, and are working in ministry in Urbandale, IA. AJ and Regan live in Waukee, IA. A.J. currently works for Thrivent after a few years coaching college basketball including winning a National Championship as an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Graceland University. Regan is a Kindergarten teacher with the Des Moines Public Schools at Hubbell Elementary School. Abby and Anthony are parents to Parker and Mia and they outside of Ogden, IA. Abby works as a Physical Therapy Assistant and Anthony works for a landscaping company.

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