Jack got into a little altercation at school today. Actually he just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. The kid next to him at the lunch table did not want to share his skittles with a kid across the table. The kid across the table got mad. Jack noticed that the principal was approaching and told the mad kid to calm down. The kid didn't like Jack telling him what to do and decked him right between the eyes! The principal sent Jack to the nurse and the kid to the office!
So Jack getting punched in the face is clearly not a gift. But his calm reactions and his kind demeanor have always been two of Jack's most admirable qualities. He is such a great kid and I am so proud of him. So while it might be a stretch to count this occurrence as one of my 1000 gifts, it is not a stretch to count Jack and his kindness as one.
PS- Jack is just fine. Just a little red mark. He said that now he can say that he got punched in the face and that it didn't hurt!