Fairouz A.'s Bracelet
This bracelet is a reminder to be thankful.
As an international student, winter holidays were often challenging. I was far away from friends and family. I often felt homesick and isolated. A friend from college invited me to spend my first Thanksgiving with her family. They opened up their home to me like I was family, even though my own was far away in Jordan.
A year later, they gave me this bracelet as a graduation gift. It will always remind me of their kindness. It's now my responsibility to treat newcomers with the same hospitality. My hope is that people will experience the same kindness that made me feel like I belonged.
We can create a more welcoming nation. Here’s how