As I celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend it is important for me to take the time to be thankful for what I have in my life.
I am thankful for my family. As crazy as we all are, when I need them most they are always there for me.
I am thankful for my friends, blessed with way more true friends than one person deserves. I am truly wealthy in this department.
I am thankful for my health. I could always be taller, or thinner, or fitter, or... but I am who I am and I'm thankful for that.
I am thankful for my twitter PLN. I honestly can't thank them enough for listening to me when I've had a rough day, or for just being there when we need each other. They get me and I'm so thankful for that.
I am thankful for my career. Most days I LOVE what I do. I make a difference in peoples lives and my students make a difference in mine. How lucky am I?
I am thankful for so many of the people I work with in my school district. I have incredible support from my friends in my own school, through to people in other schools, right up to people at the district level. I can't thank them enough for believing in me.
I am thankful for my desire to learn. There is never a dull moment in my brain (although I must admit at three am I could use a dull moment or two).
I am thankful to question, pretty much everything but not in a threatening way, to help me understand things better.
I am thankful for my ability to think, really think about what I do and why.
I am thankful for my ability to make my own decisions based on what I know or believe to be true (most of the time).
I am thankful I was born in Canada.
I am thankful I can call Canada home.
I am thankful I have a valid passport.
I am thankful I am able see the world.
I am thankful for the experiences I have.
I am thankful for so many things.
What are you thankful for?
In the midst of writing this blog post I heard from a dear friend of the sudden passing of her sister. Her sister was young and healthy, happily married and the mother of two young children (3 yrs and 8 months old). It has hit me hard and even more of a reason to publish this post. Be thankful for what you have because in a second it may be gone.
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