Student’s Complimentary Letters Bring Replies

story and pictures by Chris Thompson with Rillene Nielsen

In his book Life, the Truth, and Being Free, Steve Maraboli reminds us, “I will sprinkle compliments and uplifting words everywhere I go. I will do this knowing that my words are like seeds and when they fall on fertile soil, a reflection of those seeds will grow into something greater.”

Mrs. Thompson’s English students sowed the seeds of compliments earlier this year when they wrote letters of compliment to various businesses last term.  Now those seeds are sprouting and growing!

Students are hearing back from the companies.  So far, they’ve heard from Domino’s Pizza, Browning, The Coca-Cola Company, Guess?, Callaway and more! The correspondence sometimes includes coupons, stickers, or product samples, but regardless of the enclosures, all of the letters bring one important thing: student smiles.

That’s the power of the written word!