What do you give when you have nothing…?

To help put your life into perspective:

Today was the last day before our winter break. We will have two weeks off to rest with our families and loved ones over the holidays then head back to school in 2019.

With it being the day before break and Christmas right around the corner, most teachers bring their kiddos something such as books or little treats and occasionally in return receive something from their students.

Today I received some chocolates, sweet handmade notes, some jewelry, but these Lucky Charm marshmallows stood out to me the most.

You see, 100% of my school is on free/reduced lunch. They also get free breakfast at school every day of the school week. This kiddo wanted to get my something so badly, but had nothing to give.

So rather than give me nothing, this student opened up her free breakfast cereal this morning, took the packaging of her spork, straw, and napkin, and finally took the time to take every marshmallow out of her cereal to put in a bag—for me.

Be grateful for what you have, and what others give you. It all truly comes from the deepest parts of their hearts.

Happy Holidays. ?



  1. Smitty45 · December 24, 2018

    In past years when the budget was tight I gave gifts of homemade cookies put in tins, wrapped and bows. Everyone knew I missed my calling, so getting homemade goodies was a real treat.

    • Ezwayz · December 24, 2018

      Hmm…my tin must have gotten lost in the mail! ?

      Truth is, one of the best gifts I ever got was from my youngest daughter (now grown) when she was first learning how to write. On the front page it said, “gift cards” with several colored construction paper “cards” stapled to it with big X’s and O’s on them. Free hugs and kisses whenever I needed them. Best gift she ever gave me!

    • Monica · December 25, 2018

      Home made baked goods are the BEST to get. There is so much more meaning to them. It is a real labor of love….made from your bare hands.

  2. Colorado Dreamin · December 24, 2018

    A perfect seasonal reminder. Merry Christmas, Ezwayz!

    • Ezwayz · December 24, 2018

      To be honest with you, there’s not really anything I want this year although my daughter’s have joined forces to send something (probably clothes with the intent of drawing me out of the stone age).

      Knowing them, it won’t be camouflage. ?

      Anyway, tomorrow will be a quiet day of peaceful reflection for me. And that’s close enough to a Merry Christmas for me! I hope you have a Merry Christmas too!