When was the last time you received something pricy? Well, we all have exchanged expensive gifts at some or other point in our lives. Lucky are those, who get something priceless. Rachel Uretsky-Pratt, an elementary school teacher belongs to this rare category. She has shared her story about the gift she received from her student…and it is so heartwarming!
“To help put your life into perspective: Today was the last day before our winter break. We will have two weeks off to rest with our families and loved ones over the holidays then head back to school in 2019.With it being the day before break and Christmas right around the corner, most teachers bring their kiddos something such as books or little treats and occasionally in return receive something from their students.Today I received some chocolates, sweet handmade notes, some jewelry, but these Lucky Charm marshmallows stood out to me the most.You see, 100% of my school is on free/reduced lunch. They also get free breakfast at school every day of the school week. This kiddo wanted to get my something so badly, but had nothing to give.So rather than give me nothing, this student opened up her free breakfast cereal this morning, took the packaging of her spork, straw, and napkin, and finally took the time to take every marshmallow out of her cereal to put in a bag—for me. Be grateful for what you have, and what others give you. It all truly comes from the deepest parts of their hearts. Happy Holidays.
As you read her story, you could vividly imagine a little girl sitting and packing the gift for her beloved teacher.
Breakfast cereals were all she had, and she carefully picked and packed the best part of the cereals – the marshmallows!
How many of us can give the best we have! Guess what, oftentimes we hesitate to give away even the smallest things which are little or no value to us. According to research, wealthy people are more miser than poor when it comes to giving.
As we begin the new year, let’s take inspiration from this kid. Sometimes a little spark of care and love can keep the heart warm for years that follow…