“A day without laughter is a day wasted!” said famous actor Charlie Chaplin. What began as a secret santa gift soon became a gift for all the students at Las Lomas. Right after the end of winter break in January, Mrs. Stanton, the wellness intake specialist at Las Lomas high school, received a blue box from her secret santa. ”My Chris Cringle gave me [a] box of wishes and that is why I started this whole thing,” she said. Each day one of the cards was opened up and the quote, which was printed upon it, was written on the whiteboard located in front of the Wellness Center. These quotes come from a variety of different people such as famous authors like Hans Christian Andersen and Frank Lloyd Wright.
The box of quotes only had 30 cards in it, so when Ms.Stanton ran out of quotes from the box, she turned towards the internet, which is what she has been doing for the past few months. ”I come very early in the mornings so I try to make [the quotes] something fun and light, so that it keeps being that way for the whole day, because it is been very rough this past year,” said Mrs Stanton. Most students enjoy these quotes–among them is Charlotte Tilo, a junior at Las Lomas. “Sometimes the quotes are funny and that’s kind of cool, and it brightens your day a little or when you walk by it, it just changes your normal routine,” said Charlotte.