I have a pupil who is just 13, who has a chronic illness. She is tiny on account of her ill health and is on a horde of medication. She is always happy and positive. If I say 'Have you had a boring day at school then?' when she walks in, she says 'Actually, I like school'.
At the moment she is really quite poorly- can't eat solid food, has an endoscopy today, change of drugs on Monday- Grade 5 on Monday too. I was talking to her mum and she said that the girl had told her Mum that they were a lucky family. Her mum asked her if she thought she was lucky and she said yes. She said 'My friends don't think I'm lucky but I do'.
She had her final lesson on Wednesday- and it all sounded beautiful. She has been sick a fair amount this week- she never says anything. She looks kind of tired- but just gets on with things, with a smile.
It made me realise that getting stressed over trivia is pointless. This girl has a lot to deal with but just gets on with life, with good cheer. It's good to be educated by the younger generation!