So, in fifth grade,
my backpack was stolen from my dad’s car,
which had my binder
which had all my school stuff in it,
and a few other valuables,
like I used to and still like to write stories,
and it had notebooks in it
that I had stories
in that I have been working on for quite a while.
And when my dad had come
and woken me up
to tell me that his car was broken into
and my backpack was stolen,
I was devastated
and crying for about a half an hour to an hour.
Then I decided to go to school with absolutely nothing.
My 5th grade teacher, Miss Taylor,
was really sweet
and kind to me and understanding,
and she gave me an extra binder that she had,
and to help personalize it,
she got out a piece of paper,
and started writing my name in a cool font,
because she was really good at fonts.
She then gave it to me
“here, color it in”,
and I was devastated of her kindness.
But still to this day
I haven’t colored it in.
I still look at it
and appreciate what she had done for me that day.
But here’s something even better:
later that same day,
Miss Taylor had gotten a call from the office
and when she had gotten off the phone,
she had said exactly this:
“Zoe, A miracle has happened!
Someone found your binder!”,
And I zoomed down to the office,
and got my binder.
It was really stuffed full,
because the person that had found it
had stuffed all the other stuff
that the robber had dumped out all the stuff in my backpack
and just took my backpack,
but that person had stuffed all that stuff inside of my binder.
When I opened it
I saw all my stuff including an envelope.
On the back of the envelope
it they had written
“I’m sorry all your stuff got stolen.
but I hope this helps”
and I opened the envelope
and it had $20 in it,
that the person that found all the stuff
had put in the envelope
so that I could buy more school stuff!
I just think that that was such a kind act!
So it turns out that
there are lots of people out there that are kind,
and can bring back faith and hope to humanity,
and that teachers can make the best of the worst.
So if something bad happens
and you ever feel down,
just remember that,
if life gives you lemons
and remember that
there are some good people out there in the world.
So, in fifth grade,