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Unconventional List of Summer Homework

August 19, 2021

Homework over the summer? Who wants that?

Well, if it looks like this, we do!

Cesare Cata, at teacher in the central eastern region of Le Marche, Italy, asked her students to complete this “to do” list over summer break:

1. In the morning, at times, walk along the seashore alone. Look at how the sun reflects off the water, thinking about the things you love most in life and feel happy.

2. Read, as much as possible. Not because you have to. Read because the summer inspires you adventure and dreams. Reading you’ll feel similar to birds in flight.

3. Avoid all things, situations and persons that make you feel negative and empty. Look for stimulating situations and of friends who appreciate and understand you for who you are.

4. If you feel sad or scared, do not worry. The summer, like all great things, puts the soul in harmony. Try keeping a diary where you can write about your feelings.

5. Dance – without feeling ashamed. On the street near your home or in your bedroom. The summer is a dance. It would be a shame not to be a part of it.

6. At least once, go see a sunrise. Stand there in silence and breathe. Close your eyes, be grateful.

7. Play a lot of sports.

8. If you see a person near you in life, bestow on them your gratitude. No matter if he or she understands. If they don’t reciprocate, then he/she was not meant to be part of your destiny.

9. Be happy like the sun, untamed like the sea.

10. Be kind with your words. Always be polite and gentle.

11. During the daylight or at night, dream about what your life may be like. During the summer, summon the strength not to give up and do everything you can to pursue that dream.

12. Be good.

Which of these assignments will you complete today?

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