Daily Thanks

With many other writers, I’ve been focusing on gratitude this month. Today I wrote of a brief exchange that brightens each morning. As I stand at my assigned spot greeting and directing arriving students each morning as parents drop them off in our car line, I get varied responses. One of my ELL students is usually one of the last few to arrive. He ALWAYS tells me good morning and have a great day. His kindness and smile are especially meaningful because he is so shy.
Here’s the moment, in my “gratiku.”

He says Good Morning

Cheerfully each day to me

Sweet reason for thanks

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6 Responses to Daily Thanks

  1. TammyB says:

    This is a genius word : “gratiku.”
    May I borrow it? I will give you credit!

  2. arjeha says:

    What a beautiful way to start each day.

  3. Tim Gels says:

    That young man is happy to see you each day and looks forward to your exchange. Thanks for sharing this!

  4. Ramona says:

    i miss greeting students! I used to stand outside my classroom each period for handshakes which morphed to elbow bumps when we had a particularly tough flu season. Love that your day begins with a greeting and a smile from the ELL student.

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