I had a seemingly simple yet after reflecting, profound moment this past Monday. It's at the point where school is gradually increasing in "gear". The first few weeks it all seems so smooth and fairly simple, you can kind of "fudge" your way through and then comes that first jaw-dropping quiz where you have a reality check and immediately jump back into full-blown school mode.
For me this was our Chemistry Nomenclature quiz that we must pass or do not pass the class. On this particular day if you passed you received five extra credit points. So I studied all weekend, made myself memorize the different ions and went in ready to take it. Well the teacher graded them only to notify us only three out of over a hundred people passed. I was not one of them but we were advised to go take the quiz at the chemistry "stockroom" where there is a teachers assistant or someone working that area to administer the quiz. After finally understanding the concept and knowing I could do much better, I went for it.
The girl correcting it was the most gentle, helpful little thing I could of asked for. I was just at that moment where I felt like I could break down and almost did as she was marking what was wrong and I literally told her "you can just stop grading it since I have all those wrong". She looked at me and smiled and kept grading. When she was finished she said "you only have to get two more right, go ahead and see if you can figure them out". At that moment I wanted to grab that sweet girl and hug her!
As I was walking away with a grade of 23/20 all I could do is think that girl just made my day and honestly now my week. She was nice, helpful and had my best interest at heart. It made me realize, I want to be that girl that you just want to hug. I want to make someone's day a little easier. Make someone realize I do care about them. Show them that they can do it. I want to be that!