Thanksgiving, the best holiday ever

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which means my favorite holiday of the year is upon us again! Seriously, what's better than a day that is meant to be spent with family, eating a ton of food, watching football, and thinking about how blessed we all are? Not much can beat that. Okay, nothing can beat that. 

I hate to be sappy... actually, who am I kidding, I don't hate to be sappy. So, since I'm sappy, I feel like I have so much to be thankful for this year. Yesterday, with my very patient, very ready for break students, we sat in a circle on the floor and talked about what we were thankful for. It's always fun to hear what students will say. And they were grateful for some really great things. 

This year, some of my students also made Thanksgiving hand turkeys. We did this in my mentor group, and I have one student who has only been in the country a short time. He  took paper and drew his hand, but then I think he was TOTALLY lost on what he was supposed to do and ended up filling his hand in with geometric shapes. I guess I forgot that not every country teaches its children about hand turkeys.

I wish so much that I would take more time to reflect on what I'm grateful for. There is so much goodness in the world, but sometimes I feel like I get sucked in to the crud and let my focus and energy go there. It shouldn't, though. There's just too many wonderful things to be thankful for. I would make a blog list, but I feel like it might be pretty long, and I wouldn't want to bore you. :) 

Tomorrow, my parents, Dan, and I will get in the car, look through the Black Friday ads, and drive to Lansing, Michigan to see our extended family. There's nothing I love more than spending this holiday with this family. They are the best group of people I know, and I am so ready to hug everyone, see the babies, talk weddings, and get the latest updates. I can't wait to tell the stories we've all heard a thousand times (Dana is thankful for carrots!), watch the Lions, eat M&M's while we wait for dinner, and take one day out of the year where nothing else is more important than just being together. 

I hope you and your loved ones get to enjoy the day together. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! 

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait either. One of my favorite days too. See you in the morning for breakfast.


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