Part of Slice of Life by Two Writing Teachers March Slice a Day Challenge!
I’m slicing every day this month. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Around 4:00, I got a text from H. He was at drama, and was asking if I could stop and grab him a “veggie burger and a smoothie in about one or two hours?”
I happened to be at a meeting just around the corner from the restaurant he was talking about, so I agreed. Sometimes I’m nice.
As I pulled into his school parking lot, I realized that I should have made sure he wasn’t going to get in trouble getting a dinner delivered. Sometimes I’m not so quick.
He met me at the sidewalk, and I asked him if he was sure this was okay.
“Oh yeah,” he said. “Everybody is getting food delivered, Chick-fil-A mostly.” Sometimes I’m extra proud of my vegetarian kiddos.
I gave him a hug and told him to have a great rest of practice.
“Wait!” he said. “I want to give you a real hug. Thank you so much for doing this. This is the best dinner delivery ever.” He put his food down on the sidewalk and gave me a big 6th grader hug. Sometimes gratitude can melt your heart a little.
At home, I gave the other veggie burger to my 10th grade daughter.
“Thanks!” she said and sat down to dig in. Sometimes gratitude comes in different levels.
Then a text came from H:
Sometimes it’s nice that your kids have a device they can use to text you.
3 thoughts on “#sol19 March 26 A slice of gratitude”
That expression of gratitude from a 6th grader is worthy of capturing in a slice!!! Such a lovely moment 🙂
I really like your craft moves- how you put your side-thoughts in italics. And showed us the text at the end.
I love the double side of this slice of gratitude — your children’s gratitude and your gratitude. The habit of sharing gratitude is a healthy habit. It’s so rewarding when we see it developing in our children.
Aww, this is so sweet. I love how you placed your thoughts alongside your words. It mad the gratitude that much stronger!