My birthday was on Saturday and I received a package in the mail that I would like to share with you all. This isn’t just an ordinary package for me. It is a package I received from my mother, who is currently in Mali, Africa. I have never, ever received a package from my parents and the fact that she sent this to me from Africa, is pretty incredible. She made this present for me with the help of the people she works with and even though it means a lot to me, I feel like it is inspirational to anybody. Additionally, it could be a wonderful idea to incorporate in the classroom. Basically, she used the photo side of a calendar and decorated it with inspirational thoughts and motivations. She also used magazine clippings to emphasize certain points.