I distinctly remember sitting with friends one afternoon my junior year of high school. The group chatted about their future plans.
"I think i will get a job down at the tire place." One of the boys told the group.
My brow furrowed, "I thought you wanted to be a mechanical engineer?"
"I did. But, college isn't for kids like us."
I felt my heart stop. Was he telling me I couldn't achieve something?
college WASN'T FOR KID LIKE ME?! nO WAY! i WOULDN'T ACCEPT THAT.
Nowadays, i AM PROUD OF MY COLLEGE DEGREE. AND AS A TEACHER, i WON'T LET MY STUDENTS ACCEPT THAT EITHER?
Has THERE EVER BEEN A TIME WHERE SOMEONE TOLD YOU Couldn't ACHIEVE SOMETHING? How did it make you feel? What did you do about it?
What Are You Grateful For?
"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. "