It was Teacher Appreciation Week this past week!
Yep, and to show how much I appreciate my kiddo’s teachers I made a homemade chocolate chip cheesecake for a luncheon we had for them at the school. I even cut some flowers from my—er, my neighbor’s-- lilac bush, so my kiddo could bring them in for her teacher too. (I’m really thoughtful that way)
So yes, I really do appreciate my kiddo’s teachers. They weren’t getting store-bought cheesecake from me! In fact, I appreciate ALL teachers.
But, uh, that being said…
When I was working as a pharmacist I never had Pharmacist Appreciation Week. Although someone did just tell me we have an appreciation DAY. (Jan. 12) Huh. None of the patients I saw seemed to know that. I would have even settled for a short Thank You note from a customer thanking me for working 14 hours a day with no lunch or dinner breaks (and barely a bathroom break), dispensing the correct medication, and not killing them.
I’m sure it was on their “to do” list somewhere.
So let me just say now…
You’re welcome. And I’m really glad you’re not dead.
And what about authors too? (Can’t forget them)
Do they get an Appreciation Week thanking them for all the hours upon hours that they spend crammed up against some computer somewhere, unshowered and in yoga pants muttering to themselves just so we the reader can get a few hours of entertainment?
No. Apparently authors only get a DAY for that too. (Nov 1st)
The list could on.
This has all made me think long and hard about people I've taken for granted.
So allow me to now hold high on a pedestal and appreciate some people who might have been overlooked in my life. After all, everyone deserves a little recognition:
Thank you to everyone who has has ever worked with me and my slight case of self-diagnosed OCD. I know. You know. Thank you.
Thank you to my thyroid surgeon. He could have given me one nasty Frankenstein scar right across the throat. Instead, I have a little bitty one that only I notice. (in certain lights)
Thank you to Tony Horton of P90x. Thanks to Mr. Bring It I actually look forward to exercising and most days I actually do "bring it".
Thank you to the garbage men in my area. You always manage to keep my trashcans tightly together after emptying them. Wow. That little extra yard effort is so very appreciated.
Thank you to every waitress or waiter who has ever served us while we were eating with my father-in-law. He can be tough and a jokester too. You deserve every penny of that tip we give you.
And lastly, since Mother’s Day is in a few days, I can’t forget to appreciate Mom.
Thanks for giving me life and putting up with me (especially during those trying teenage years!) and when I forget to call.
If you're a mother, have a Happy Mother's Day!
Did you know it was Teacher Appreciation Week? Anyone else you want to appreciate?