A few months ago, I was thrilled to receive a kind email from Laura, a teacher from England, who taught English to students in South Korea. Here are some snippets from her email that made my day:
“First of all, thanks for the consistently awesome blog! I’ve been following you for many months now and always enjoy reading about, and being inspired by, your kind acts! I’m an English teacher in South Korea and I actually used your blog in one of my English classes with high school students a few weeks ago. I printed off your kind acts and volunteering page and asked students to comment on them and to choose one thing they would like to do for themselves, and gave them a month to do it. I’ll find out next week if they actually have or not!”
“I really admire your work and you have really inspired me to make more regular and conscious efforts to do nice things for people since reading it! And without you, I wouldn’t have read The Happiness Project, another positive inspiration for me! Your blog has inspired me to send an email to someone who’s inspired me, try to help people if they drop things, regularly take food into work for other teachers, write birthday letters to some of my students and although not in a public place (I live in Korea and my Korean isn’t up to that standard) I have written positive sticky notes and stuck them in my apartment.”
Aside from such an encouraging email, I was excited to see that Laura asked her students to write bucket lists and enjoyed reading her post about the students’ lists. If you get the chance, please check out her post for an entertaining read, as well as her blog, for a series of inspiring stories from abroad!
What did you guys think about her post and the students’ bucket lists? What do you want to cross off your bucket list? I’d love to hear your input!