Years ago – my good friend Scott Reitz gave away the “Smell Like Jesus Award.” The tagline was – “You got the towel. Now here’s the soap.” Hahahaha. We both taught at a previous institution where the administration would give away towels representing servant leadership and Jesus washing his disciples feet. Each graduate got a towel and Scott would give a bar of expensive soap. It was the best award.
It unofficially blessed a student in an extraordinary way, and Scott also then recognized his students personally. A teacher that goes the extra mile like that – smells like Jesus himself. You should be friends with my good friend Scott Reitz. You can find him here. Tell him I sent you.