The Importance of Saying Thank You

The Importance of Saying Thank You


At Moody Elementary School in Alabama, the staff arranged a big moment to thank long-time and beloved custodian, Mr. Eugene. The staffed staged all of the students in the cafeteria and then tricked Mr. Eugene into the room by claiming a student puked. Mr. Eugene entered and was greeted by an enthusiastic “Surprise.” Mr. Eugene immediately began crying. He then ran through the isles of kids – high-fiving each and every child.

Joe’s Perspective: What an easy thing to do. These young children and teachers said thank you to one person who is always there for them. He cleans up messes, changes light-bulbs and puts smiles on the faces of all those kids. In return, the teachers and students said thank you. This simple gesture meant so much to Mr. Eugene. I would argue that it made his career. He will never forget this moment.

Your Turn: If you were going to thank one person, who would it be and how would you organize the surprise?

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  1. Saying thank you could mean alot to someone. Just to say 2 words that could make that persons day. If I were going to thank someone it would be my grandma and cousins. This is because they are always there for me they stick by me no matter what. They did’t have to help me but they did anyway.