The first thing I actually thought of was the last snail mail I sent out. In the state of Utah our end of year test are called SAGE. Because last year was the first year with this new test, the students didn't receive the scores until almost Thanksgiving. I had a lot of students whose parents didn't come to conferences and who I knew would not actually give the scores to their parents--so I mailed them home. It actually took quite a bit of time because I hand wrote each envelope and stuffed each one full. I did about 40 all in one day. The interesting thing about that is people send us things all the time-but do we actually acknowledge that they sent them to us. I haven't heard from any of the parents that it was helpful or not. I did hear one of my students say--hey you mailed that home---but that's just the one.
That's the other thing about sending---we send information out all the time. Does anyone actually care? I was thinking that today as I considered what to write about and then remembered this little deal. Does anybody really care what I write about? If I just send these blog posts out into the void each night and then suddenly stop, the world doesn't clamor--did that once before. No one really notices but me--and maybe that's the point--I am suppose to care and it really is only for me. Though it would be nice if it was for other people too.
Final thought on send since my five minutes are almost up. We send a lot of emotions around to people on a daily basis--how does that affect your day and their day? Do we even think about that or do we just move on with our lives. Interesting to think about....