PAGE 10.  The 10 things I love most

Story by Tonya. Native languages Ukrainian and Russian.



TEN!  The forest. It’s much easier to breathe there because the air is so clean. I feel free whenever I’m in a forest.

NINE!  Dreaming. Everyone likes to dream. I love the process of sleeping and having dreams. You can be anywhere in the world when you are dreaming. You can do things that you can’t do in real life, like flying, having super powers, or having things you want but you can’t have.

EIGHT!  Over-sized sweaters [sweaters that are too big]. They are comfy and I feel safe wearing them. I don’t know why but I do.

SEVEN!  My bed. It’s the best place on earth. Not even Disneyland or Buckingham Palace can compare with it.

SIX!  Reading. Who doesn’t like to read? You live someone else’s life, discover other worlds, and learn a lot of new interesting things.

FIVE!  Train trips. Trains are nice when you sleep on the bottom shelf. But if you have to sleep on the top . . . I feel genuinely sorry for you. 

FOUR!  Rainy days. Rainy weather is the best weather. When it’s over it feels like the world is new; like it became a better place. The air is so much better.

THREE!  One Direction. It’s a band of five young men: Harry, Louis, Niall, Zayn and Liam. I love these five dorks [funny guys] so much!

TWO!  My best friend, Yana. I have known her for maybe . . . 16 years?!  Wow, it’s been so long. She is my best friend and she’s always there for me. I love spending time with her.

ONE!  My mom. Well, I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for my mom, right? But that’s not why I love her. This wonderful woman not only gave birth to me, she raised me and taught me a lot of useful things. I am who I am thanks to my mom.

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