Herald homework: Spread some positivity around

Lately, I have noticed that everybody seems hung up on the coronavirus going around. They seem disappointed that everything is canceled and postponed. The think positivity can only happen in the events they are missing.

What they don’t realize is that positive things can happen right outside their house.

My name is Natalie and my goal for the six weeks that I am missing school is to make sure everybody has a little bit of positivity in their lives. I pick up my chalk and I went around my neighborhood and wrote positive quotes and encouraging sayings on people’s sidewalks. I recruited my awesome neighbors and they all helped me.

When I write these sayings, it may seem weird just walking up to someone’s sidewalk and writing things, but the people appreciated it! They may not show it, but just be showing a little kindness, you just made a person’s day.

Some other ideas are: bringing back the Mill Creek Rocks idea and writing positive quotes on the rocks. The other one is to deliver just plain slips of paper to other people.

My last idea is something so simple. In one of my Google Classrooms for school, everyday I post one simple positive quotes. I always get comments back saying thanks and that it’s a great quote.

So as the coronavirus is going around, don’t forget to spread positivity everywhere.

“Even in darkness it is possible to create light.” — Elie Wiesel

Natalie H.

sixth grade


Editor’s note: The Herald is accepting student essays to encourage writing while they are away from school. Essays can be on any subject and can be up to 250 words. Please include the student’s first name, first initial of their last name, grade level and hometown. Essays can be submitted to the same addresses for letters to the editor.

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