Stories of Kindness from Around the World

It's not just a book


--by Ginny, posted Dec 7, 2006
Over the 3 years that I have been at Drake High School, one of my most favorite places to go is the school libary. I love to read but it's not just because I have read 80% of all the books in libary. It's because it's place that I feel safe. By the second week of school freshman year, Ms. B not only knew my first name, she knew my favorite books. She is someone that I know I can go to if I am having a bad day or just need a place to cry for awhile.

So one of my favorite auothers, Meg Cabot, was coming to speak and sign books at Book Passage.
Being in 12th grade, I really wanted to do something good for Ms. B and the  school libary.  So I got a signed copy of How To Be Popular for the libary. I put a smile card in there and handed it to her a week later.

When I handed her the book, I saw the smile on her face. When I showed here were the book was signed,  I could some tears of happiness in her eyes.
She could barely get out the words - "Thank you, Ginny. You are so sweet."

By the end of the day, the whole school knew that I have given a signed copy of a book to the library.
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Readers Comments

Stylo-Essa wrote: A class act. The world needs more gentle people like you. Thank you for sharing your story. I hope you have some happiness during the holiday season. S-E
anon wrote: How often do we miss great opportunities to say "thank you"? Your thoughtfulness is a reminder to all of us: beautiful chances abound to honor those who are important to us. The fact that Ms. B spread the word of your kindness is proof-enough that she deserved your gift of thanks.
anon wrote: How often do we miss great opportunities to say "thank you"? Your thoughtfulness is a reminder to all of us: beautiful chances abound to honor those who are important to us.

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