Day 11 – 91 Days of Gratitude

Day 11

This is me when I was 10 years old. When I was already dealing with a lot more than any child should. I think it was before I lost my mother. But after my stepfather and uncle had molested me. I think it was the time when I had a big gap between my two front teeth. It was a time when the highlight of my existence was at school. The time when I was most happiest in school.

 

Unlike a lot of people, school was always a safe haven for me.

I excelled in school

I was my most true self in school

 

This day 11 of gratitude I am dedicating to the little girl in the picture who even though she was carrying a lot on her little shoulders, managed to be one of the best learners around.

 

Also I would like to express my gratitude to the principal at Bordeaux Primary School then, Mr Shead and every single one of my teachers.

 

I was loved at that school even though they were very reluctant to take on a “case” like mine.

 

I was validated when I was asked to go and speak at one of the prize givings and I knew that I had made as big an impact on them as they had on me.

 

School was a place of joy.

 

Also I have to give gratitude to my late Mother who taught me from the word go that I need to let people know that I will NOT be a walk over.

 

The first time someone hit me at school and made me cry my mother told me to go back and hit him. Thereafter no one messed with me.

 

I bought myself many years of not being bullied, I think.

 

So today I am grateful that I got to go to BPS.

 

That place contributed so much to me.

 

And I will forever be grateful.

 

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