I was dropping off my neighbor at the middle school.
Not the school just down the street, but the one on the other side of town.
The middle school with the BAD reputation - all of the "trouble makers" go there after they get kicked out of the "good" school.
Chase hasn't been kicked out of school, he just has a lot of friends that have.
He loves his school.
As I was leaving, I noticed a bunch of leaves tucked into the fence along the tennis courts.
PAY IT FORWARD
I asked Chase if this was something the school planned.
"No," he said. "The kids just do something like this every year on their own."
As a tribute.
And THIS is the "Bad" school?
The one with the "reputation?"
Where all of the students who are trouble makers hang out?
Chase and I had a long talk, and ...
I realized I have been guilty of a lot of things.
Of assuming that the rumors were true.
Of being JUDGMENTAL of things that I know nothing about.
Of being biased and discriminatory.
No wonder Chase loves his school.
Thank you Chase.
Thank you students of Athey Creek Middle School.
I think you're AWESOME!!!
I am linking this up with Jan and Jer's wonderful "Friday's Fences!"