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Lesson: Essential Words: Letters of Gratitude to Essential Workers

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The Reason We Have Balance

By Kailyn Espinosa

In this letter from the Essential Words lesson, a student shares how essential workers’ courage and compassion center her during these hectic times.

Level

Grade 12

Type

Narrative, Persuasive

I would like to say thank you. Thank you so much for putting your life on the line every single day to helps others. All of you truly are making a difference in this world. The amount of courage and compassion that it takes to work in these conditions is huge, and not everyone would be willing to do it. So it is greatly appreciated that you all have gave it your 100 percent of effort and dedication. So many families are suffering, but you all have the pleasure to say that you helped, which is amazing. This pandemic has made things swirl out of control, but the reason we have balance is because of you. Times are tough, but it will get better. Your hard work does not go unnoticed.

About the Author

She is a young female who is Puerto Rican and Mexican. She enjoys baking and cooking, amidst other things. She believes it is important to speak your mind and tell your truth. Her life motto is “hard work pays off, and if it hasn’t paid off then work harder”. She likes spending her free time with friends and family, always trying to socialize with others and seeing new places.

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