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(photo: Selfie from a different angle and no concern if it’s blurry… in fact blurry is cool. The excerpt below is from one of them.)

Received this a few hours after the retirement party from a Disney Leader, who at one time (mid-90’s) was a direct report:

So when I was working at THE Grand, I was banking out in our lovely room across from the manager’s office when I felt a presence watching me. I turn around and no one was there. I went back to counting my coins but I still could feel someone watching me. This time as I looked around I caught a glimpse of something up by the ceiling…I jumped up and turned around and there I see you (well, your head) smiling at me from above the little partition separating the room from the other side. You then proceeded to ask me if I knew what you were doing which I replied “no”. You then explained that we should always remember to take a step back and look at everyday things from a different perspective.

He apologized for not sharing it publicly at the retirement celebration.

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By jeff noel

Internet's only five-a-day blogger, leaving a trail for our son. This is about putting the spirit of Love at the center of your life. It may be God, Allah, Mohammed, Buddha, Yahweh, etc. For me, it's Jesus.

4 replies on “For the love of a teacher”

Jeff,

That’s a WOW moment. Those are the things my former college professor used to call “a Barnabas File” keeper. He said he keeps a folder of things like this as a means of encouragement when things aren’t necessarily going like we had hoped.

Have a blessed Friday,

Bob

Bob, we all have a file like that. Why? Because it’s a universal human need to feel appreciated.

What is striking, in retrospect, is how long he has carried that memory with him. What was common, everyday behavior for one was a thought-provoking milestone for the other.

The ripple effect before i knew what it was. 🙂

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