After an overnight field trip for our school, a fellow parent chaperone told me how great it was to see me work with the kids. She seemed both sincere and grateful.
I was in a great mood the rest of the day, and I’m sure everyone noticed.
The unexpected act of thanking someone is magical, an ignition of a positive vibe that spreads. Why is unprompted appreciation such a rarity?
After all, there’s almost never any downside. And givers can feel just as good as the receivers.