Hello ACP Family,

This year has been difficult and stressful for many people. It may be hard for some to stay grounded during these trying times. Recently, the West Coast had been hit by many fires which caused a lot of destruction and poor air quality for those residents. Being located in Washington myself, there were fires happening all around me, causing the air to become dangerously toxic. I had to miss many days of work in order to stay safe. However, despite the situation, I managed to find things to be grateful for and wrote them all inside my gratitude journal. Some of the things I am grateful for include:

My family, my friends, my cat, my home, my job, my car, my coworkers, my health, my safety, the fact that it finally started raining, the fire departments who have been working very hard to put out the fires, the essential workers who have been giving it their all through this tough year, my school (GO GATORS!!), my fellow students, my instructors and other school staff who have been a tremendous help to the student body, and of course, my sister queens who make the American Coronet Pageant system what it is today.

Cultivating an attitude of gratitude can help anyone feel better when times are tough and can really help people focus on the good things the have going on in their lives.

What are you grateful for today?

I wish you all a wonderful week!

Much love,

Cherie Poolsiri

Ms. American Coronet

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