It’s already March, which means the beach is calling your name, and you’re planning trip after trip and just can’t wait to kick back and relax! Before throwing your books away and completely jumping into the summer fun, don’t forget the good (and bad) experiences from this past school year. Take a few minutes to remember and be thankful for all these things and people because they helped you learn and grow these past 10 months!
1 Your parents
Of course you have to thank your parents because they were there for you through thick and thin this year. Without them you wouldn't even be able to go to school. So whether they were hard or easy on you, let them know that you appreciate their support and that you love them. Also know that you make them proud with all your hard work, even if sometimes it may not show.
2 The teacher who was nice to you
Remember that time you were drowning in requirements and this one teacher decided to not give you homework? He or she deserved your sincere gratefulness for cutting you some slack when you were busy studying. The school year wouldn't have been as bearable without that teacher you always looked forward to seeing because he or she was one your side.
3 The teacher who wasn't so nice
Thank that terror teacher who gave you tons of homework and quizzes, the one who was super strict in class, and the one who made sure you were paying attention and reciting. Yes, you were dreading going to class every time, but you have to admit, he or she helped you become more disciplined and pushed you to do your best. That class may have stressed you out, but you definitely learned much more than you would have if your teacher was different.
4 The tests you failed
You may never want to remember these ever again, but really be thankful for it! These horrible experiences actually helped you motivate yourself to do better in school. It also reminded you that you have to focus and you have to take your studies seriously. If you remember the sad feeling when you failed, at least now you know that you never want it to happen again.
5 The all-nighters
All the stressful cramming, the cups of coffee, the sleepless nights working on school work–it’s all over! Thank the all-nighters for showing you how truly determined and hardworking you are! Although we don't necessarily reccomend it, there are just some experiences that are specific to student life that you can’t replace. The bags under your eyes might be a little darker and heavier, but you got all your work done and now you can rest and celebrate.
6 The holidays
Remember those stressful school days making you pray for a break? Well your prayers were answered andcame in the form of special and non-working holidays. Make sure to thank our history, culture, and ancestors for it all because they gave you a breather when you needed it!
7 The canteen food
Thank the canteen for all the yummy recess and lunch breaks. The times you were hungry and didn’t bring baon, it was the canteen that eased you. No matter how much you craved ordering fast food during the weekdays, you still always bought food from the same place with the same ate who knew you by name and prepared your regular order every time she saw you approaching!
8 Your crazy classmates
You pretty much just had an entire school year with the same people and you would think you’d get tired of their faces, but really you’re happy you had them with you the whole way through. Thank your classmates for the times they gave you paper, reminded you of your homework,made you laugh in class, and for being with you through good and bad times during the school year.
9 The events
For all the the sportsfests, buwan ng wika celebrations, school fairs, and more–these events made school life a little more exciting! Being a student wasn’t all studying thanks to all the fun and competitive moments these events brought about. They added a little spice in your usual life and for that you should be thankful.
Of course without this very important invention, your year would’ve been much more stressful. Google was your BFF for every research activity, essay, homework, and project. Now that the school year is done, we know you’re not gonna stop using the ever-useful website, but thank Google for all the information you learned from it.
Looking at all this, you can see that there really were so many blessings for you this past school year. Although this list only shows a few, don’t ever forget to appreciate all the simple things—good or bad and easy or hard—because these experiences help you learn and become better, maybe not just as a student, but as a person too!