1. George,

    I remember when you first shared of your dad’s passing, and it pulled on my heart strings because my mom passed 8 years ago, and there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t miss her… Thanks for sharing this story as a reminder of how important it is to take a moment to care for another person, known or unknown. You’ve probably seen this, but wanted to share as your story reminded me of this video. The impact of a kind act and caring for another is beautiful.

    Kind regards,

  2. Paula

    I do remember your post George when your dear Dad passed away- so poignant. personal and articulate.

    I have lost both my parents and can appreciate and respect your pain loss and suffering but also as an educator realise the importance of ‘hugs’ in our work place & schools as well and the sadness and huge gaps when they are not there for us or just available for a selected few.

    EVERY teacher, person, employee deserves respect, acknowledgment, appreciation, kindness…and a hug.

    If you are a leader, remember the qualities of leadership and be fair and acknowledge and value all staff.

    Thank you George for reminding us of this and just how human decency, kindness and respect goes a long way, no matter who we are or where we are.

    Thinking of you and your family at your Dad’s anniversary of his passing :
    ”Gone but never forgotten, people leave us, but their memories and life lessons and laughter live on…”

  3. george,
    You don’t know. me , but I follow you, have heard you speak, but somehow this really hit home today. I’m a hugger especially use to do a lot during the day when I was in education. I think I miss that the most being retired. That stranger will always be a part of, as this reminded me, to never take a hug for granted. Thank you for this.
    Hal Roberts

  4. Barbara Gilbert

    This is a beautiful glimpse of a moment when time stops. I lost my sister last month, and at every turn I stop and remember a spot we shared or a funny memory. Thank you for posting such a personal tribute to your dad in a way that make it real and encourages others to share caring moments. I enjoy following you, George. It helps me locate that kind human being behind the dedicated administrator who never quits working.

  5. Anya

    By now you know that you never really get over the loss of someone you’re so close to, but it does get easier. This is a wonderful story and a tough share. A good reminder of how small kindnesses are impactful and unforgettable.

  6. Steph

    Hi George,

    What an incredibly moving entry you have written. It is all about the little things in life and what joy of simple random acts kindness can bring one. You have inspired me this weekend at macul, and I am looking forward to keeping in touch with you.

    • George

      Thank you Steph…I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment and reach out. Thank you so much 🙂

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