A student submission for April’s theme of Gratitude
Author: Briar Rose Toyoshiba
My heart swells and a pink crystal forms in my hands. A faint glow shines from it.
The heart shaped rock makes me smile.
I wrap the stone in a pretty pink parcel.
I think of my best friend and wrap their crystal.
I place the wrapped box
I wrap the crystal in wire as a charm and place one on each of my cats collars.
I place a crystal on the two boxes on the mantle of the fireplace with a heavy heart and a thank you.
I leave the house to deliver my packages.
I leave them at my friend’s doors, I hand one to the kind man that held the door for me.
I hand one to the kind lady who said I was pretty.
I hand one to the waitress, the cashier, and the worker that helped me at the store.
I mail one to the creators of my favorite Movies, Television Shows, Video Games, and music.
I hand them to the activists who speak up for my rights.
I hand them to my favorite creators that kept me afloat.
I give them to teachers who believed in me.
I end the day in my room, I take a breath and open a box for myself. I have to remind myself,
I’m grateful to myself too, for never giving up.