This is my friend from 3rd grade, Jillian Baker. She has a disease (that you can read about if you click the link above) that has her in and out of the hospital, leaving her in immense pain constantly throughout the day making it hard for her to move, eat, sleep, etc. She bruises easily, blisters, and--yet--I have never heard her complain. Instead, she ALWAYS has kept a positive attitude, shining light and love on everyone she encounters <3
My kiddos and I have been having discussions about kindness, empathy, and compassion. I thought it would be a great idea if we wrote my friend "hap-bee" notes since she has been in and out of the hospital lately...just a little something to cheer her up. She has ALWAYS been supportive of my dream to become a teacher, always donating to the class, sending notes to our kiddos, and being our #1 fan :)
I was touched at how thoughtful and creative our kiddos were in taking their time to make their pictures meaningful and detailed for Jill.
I went to visit her this weekend, and she was overjoyed with happiness to see all the kiddos' notes. We sure do have kind kiddos that I hope inspire others to be the same <3