Last week I forgot to write my gratitude journal. The first time I forgot, I said I was grateful I forgot because I was focusing on experiencing things and being grateful my own way, every day, but this time, I feel a little bit different. I made other things my priorities and I believe I should prioritize gratitude, because I truly feel better when I’m grateful.
This past Wednesday and Thursday I was feeling very overwhelmed and stressed, but I had a homework that made me feel happy. For Random Acts of Kindness week, STUCO decided to send emails to the teachers who inspire us, to show our gratitude, which is a big part of kindness. I decided to write a couple of emails, and writing them made me feel so happy and calm, it made me feel like everything was going to be ok. I think I’m going to start writing random emails whenever I feel down.
STUCO is definitely something to be grateful about. Even though it can give me a headache every once in a while, I’m happy to share with you that I will continue to be STUCO advisor next year. Being part of STUCO is a lot of work, but it’s worth it, you have no idea, and I’m obviously grateful about being part of such an amazing group of people.
I’m also grateful about… honestly so many things. I’m here, sitting in front of the computer and I can’t think of anything specific. Friends, family, cats, Toddy chips cookies, all come to mind. The school, my house, tea and How I Met Your Mother. Jurassic Park and spending the weekend trying new recipes. Everything deserves to be recognized, because we must focus on the positive.
I do have a special mention. This week, during a meeting with Ms. Luckasavitch, she said something I want to remember: just because you did something wrong, doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you. If it works for you, remember it, because chances are, you’re awesome, and everyone makes mistakes. And another thing you should remember is, mistakes help us grow, they are the best teachers. Embrace, and try your best, to love (or at least like) your mistakes.
I hope everyone had a great Random Acts of Kindness week, thank you for your support always.
Ms. Gaby Di Muro