"I'm thankful for my best friend ______ because she is sooooooooo totally awesome!!!!! And I will hug her right noweeeeee!!!!!"
But even those made my heart warm becuase teens just feel things to such a higher intensity than us cynics do. I love them.
But the one that touched my heart the most was a student who wrote:
"I forgive the students who have bullied me. They just didn't understand why they did it. I forgive them now."
Heart melting into puddles of joy. He is the change we need in our world. Buddy, I hope I can embrace your spirit and be more like you.