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What a First Grader Gave Me as a Little Present Today

It’s Girl Scout Cookie season.  A wonderful student gave me a little present today.  I can’t tell you how it touched me.  Two Trefoil Girl Scout Cookies, held together by pink Silly Bandz. One cookie looks like there might be a  little bite out of it.  As you all know I am trying to watch what I eat ( forget the burger, pizza and milkshake posts) I am back on track. So I didn’t eat them.  But I held them in my hand a long time and thought about the heartfelt gift.  When I took it across the hall to Ms. P’s  room to show her, she was touched by the sight of the two little cookies bound together by the Silly Bandz.  We both said “awwwww. sweet.”   Good to have nice neighbors  at school to share these moments –thanks to everyone for looking today!


The end of the week
and you’re whipped.
Happy to turn off the alarm for Saturday.
You review the week–
it can wear you out
but sweet moments come to mind.
There’s satisfaction.
To know a child was moved
to go to her locker and
bring a little offering to the art room.

p.s.   If you get a minute, go and vote on my Keep or Pitch blog post to help me downsize. 

9 responses

  1. marlene

    So sweet and the little girl was probably so proud of herself.


    February 26, 2011 at 7:30 am

  2. Ruthie you have been a bright spot in the lives of many – that is truly joy.


    February 26, 2011 at 9:06 am

  3. Sue reinfeld

    Remember when I was that school neighbor?


    February 26, 2011 at 9:24 am

  4. Lynda Plummer

    I’m so happy to be your neighbor:):)…I’m glad you share all of your treasures with me…and thanks so much for my bouquet of flowers…they brightened my mood as well as my day:)


    February 26, 2011 at 9:39 am

  5. connie

    Thanks for sharing the story. It is a lovely reminder to stop – pause – and enjoy the people in our lives.


    February 26, 2011 at 10:11 am

  6. Kay Comini

    I wish I had had you as an art teacher when I was in school! I’d have brought you cookies too 🙂


    February 26, 2011 at 11:03 am

  7. Sally

    The heartfelt gift from the little girl warms my heart – I bet that little girl grows up to be a friend to a lot of people.


    February 26, 2011 at 11:23 am

  8. Laura

    aww that’s so sweet


    February 26, 2011 at 11:43 am

  9. Lara

    I love those kind of gifts.


    February 26, 2011 at 5:51 pm

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