Sweet Thanks #SOL21

When I returned to school today after four days away, the returned book bags were piled high and deep in my return bin. I was so glad I had asked a colleague to bring the bin in on Friday afternoon before she left for the weekend. Material drop off and pick up days for our Remote Learning students is always hectic, and I had forgotten a major detail — that I was attending PD from home on Friday and home for the MLK Birthday holiday on Monday. Thank goodness for helpful colleagues to shelter these essentials from the weekend’s elements!

As I sorted through the 18 bags during a ZOOM break this morning, an unexpected treasure tumbled out of one of the bags — a chocolate bar. A literal and figurative sweet gesture from one grateful family. While I expressed my thanks immediately with a DM through Seesaw, they have no idea how much this random act of kindness meant to me. This year is hard in more ways than I can count, and receiving a token of gratitude such as this every now and then keeps me going.

Thanks for wondering and wandering a bit with me today. And many thanks to the crew at Two Writing Teachers, and the extended SOL community, for giving us the time, space, and encouragement to live the writerly life here every Tuesday throughout the year and daily during the month of March.

8 thoughts on “Sweet Thanks #SOL21

  1. I love that the family slid a chocolate bar into the book baggie. What a thoughtful and delicious surprise!

    I was wondering… will you be taking part in the March SOLSC? If so, may I use this piece as a Be Inspired piece? I think it will help people to look for the unexpected kindnesses amidst a tough school year.

    If that’d be okay, then please email me at stacey[at]staceyshubitz[dot]com in the next few days so I can add you to my list. 🙂

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