Tonight, my school’s Y3 Council came together for a community project benefitting One Mission, a pediatric cancer foundation. We made Wish Boxes which are metal boxes with a pen and paper inside so that the pediatric patients can write hopes and wishes for their future. While making them, all of the Newton Montessori School students got to include their own wish for the patient’s future. Although none of us had met the children getting the boxes, we thought hard about what we would want to receive if we were in that situation. It was delicate, because you don’t want to say anything that would be wrong, but it also felt good inside because you knew that you were giving it to someone who would gets lots of joy out of it.
One of my fellow students, Miki, came to the community service event and made a wish tin for her friend in Israel who has cancer. Hers was extra good because of all of the extra love that was attached to it.