Thursday, Jun 22nd

Write An Admiration Letter

I wanted to try something different today, and dug this out of my happiness file. My exercise today is to write a letter (alternately, I can imagine doing a few comments online) in support of a cause or person I admire. I notice that I often admire things silently, but that means that the individuals involved may never know what I think; and getting that kind of support can be so great for people.

The letter that comes to mind is one to Garfield High School, which I saw featured in a film called Beyond Measure, about education reform. The teachers in that school took a real stand against some of absurdities of the modern educational system and began to look for better ways to support their students, and the film didn’t shy away from the difficulty of that choice.

Happy Thursday!

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