April fool, go to school, tell your teacher…

… thank you!

That’s not the ending we grew up with, but it works for me. Thank you Mr Maxwell, my teacher in primary five. Now, how does that feel? Did other names come to mind. Teacher, mother, sensei, father, oga (boss, master)? It was mothers day yesterday. Thank you mummy and daddy for being my mum and dad.

Also, thank you for reading my writing(s), I hope it has been refreshing and interesting and ‘provoking’ and fun. Heaven, I have quite some way to go. Special appreciation goes to the regular readers. It’s fun to write, and nice to put it out there; It’s more fun to know you read, and exciting that it is ‘liked,’ appreciated, or to think it is a plus.

What a day to put this up. Nice choice.

It is tempting to glance over the acknowledgements page(s) of books and like. What purpose do these pages serve for the reader. I’d just say that some are fun so read, and you might hear some really interesting names as you pronounce them. It’s also a reminder that you’ve been helped and blessed and served by someone at some time or other in your endeavours. Nameless and countless peoples really have done worthwhile work for you: grateful me.

Who sometimes needs to remember that people actually have mattered on the matter. So what? They got paid. Your customers pay you for more than you give them, otherwise, you’d be selling at a loss. Fuzzy logic. We’re human and finite, and we can’t thank and acknowledge everybody. And showing/saying thank you, I luv you, appreciate this that and the other… a million times could get weird ….

What would be on your acknowledgements page now, in the book of your life. We may only remember a few, but thats enough to be grateful for everyone else. Some authors add that, “there are many others who have contributed in various ways to the making of this book ….”

Beyond the fact that people appreciate acknowledgement (even when it’s embarrassing), and that it comes back to bite you, we also need to acknowledge people (even when it’s embarrassing to do so) because it’s simply healthy living—profiting the giver and receiver. The giving/receiving of acknowledgements have got to be sincere to get the health benefits though.

Back to April fools day.

Suddenly a long pause.

It’s Deborah’s birthday.

Acknowledge somebody with a … that results in a happy smile, a belly laugh, or an ‘RFLOL’.