Day 10: Most proud moment
My most proud moment would be the day in which I received my first Honor Roll.
It had only been a month since I had just arrived to the United States from Cuba, and I remember my non-English-speaker self sitting in homeroom when some kids walked into the room and started handing out some papers: the invitations to the Honor Roll Ceremony. The moment the kids walked in, I didn’t realize what they were doing; not until a girl came up to me and handed me a small paper with my name on it. I read it slowly and carefully, and then it hit me: I had gotten “exceptional” grades that were going to be praised and celebrated at a breakfast event where the chosen kids would get some diplomas and other rewards. That small invitation that had been given to me and only a few others in my homeroom meant that I had done better academically than several kids that had been born in the United States, and that was only my first month at the school. My heart filled with pride and relief, knowing that I had done a good job and my mom would also be delighted with the news. It was that day when I realized the things I could accomplish if I put my heart into it, and I am tremendously proud of that small achievement.
Day 11: If I win the lottery…
I will invest it and create some sort of profitable company that can help our society somehow, as well as buy my mom a house and give her all the conditions available for her to live a happy life. I will also donate money to charities of my choice and maybe create some organizations that help those in need of anything.
Day 12: Favorite quote
I love a lot of quotes, but a lot of them come from the book shown above. Here’s one of them:
“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”
~Morrie Schwarts (From ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ by Mitch Albom)