Flash Mob of Thanks

Written by Master Charles Cannon, Will Wilkinson

College-Students-With-TeacherAmerica's school system doesn't seem like an obvious source of inspiration these days. But recently students in a Massachusetts middle school surprised their retiring principal with a memorable going-away present and the story is inspiring all who hear about it.

Somehow they got him to go up on the school roof and then treated him to a flash mob that included a sizable crowd of students, parents and staff dancing to the song, "Don't Stop Believin'."

This story brings to mind the film Mr. Holland's Opus where graduates honored their retiring music teacher by returning to surprise perform his own composition for him.

Students honoring their teachers is an ancient tradition, one that is often lost in the velocity of modern life. All of us have had teachers and perhaps still do. Do we proactively appreciate them? Any of us who offer our services as teachers in some capacity know how good that feels. Wisdom offered and received creates lasting wealth.

What teacher in our lives, past or present, can we personally flash mob with our appreciation today? It could be as simple as sending an email or picking up the phone. Simpler yet, a focused thought of sustained gratitude directed towards them in a quiet moment of meditation can provide a secret gift of energetic nourishment.

About the Author

Master Charles Cannon

Master Charles Cannon

Master Charles Cannon is a modern spiritual teacher, founder of Synchronicity Foundation for Modern Spirituality, and developer of the High-Tech Meditation and Holistic Lifestyle experience. His work over the past 40 years has helped transform the lives of millions worldwide who respect him as one of the truly innovative spiritual teachers of our time.

Will Wilkinson

Will Wilkinson

Will Wilkinson has been a professional collaborative writer for decades. He has two of his own non-fiction books In print, a novel on the verge and two more non-fiction books in final edit stages. Meanwhile, he collaborates with contemporary wisdom keepers, helping them discover and refine their voice.