As the months have passed, we have completed many tasks to follow up with our Dare to Care involvement. My latest task with the Grade 9 students was to create and maintain a “Jar of Happiness” for twenty-one days based on a pre-assessment happiness survey we completed in class. The students were intrigued by the concept of keeping a jar and yet hesitant about what they could write each day to recognize what made them happy. Some students took their jars home, some kept them in their lockers, and some kept them on my desk. As a teacher, I participated in the activity with them; they could see my jar and would ask how was I recording my daily “happiness” moments.
“Appreciate the little things. When you look back on them, you’ll realize they were the big things.