Wednesday, November 21, 2007

We're thankful...

On this eve of Thanksgiving, I am overwhelmed with all that we have to be thankful for. I am unbelievably grateful for my dear husband and two happy, healthy kids, and for the rest of my family whom I miss way too much to get into here. I thank my stars everyday for all of my friends here in Maine and across the country. I am also thankful to have a nice home, to live in a such a beautiful place, and to not have to face any of the dangers or hardships that so many people do every day across the world. So those are the big ones. There are also all the little things we need to stop and appreciate, like the first snow (which came this week in Maine), strong coffee in the morning, and advil.


Today in my classes, I asked kids to think about how lucky they are and to list all the specific little things they are thankful for. Then we plastered the English wing with our thank you posters, and I loved seeing hoards of kids gathered around them throughout the day. Here are a few of the best ones. If you haven't been around teenagers much lately, I offer you this glimpse of some of the coolest ones you'll ever meet. (can you guess which two are mine?). The last one is my favorite.










5 comments:

Susan said...

I am thankful for semi-colons too; they rock.

Kelly Jane Dahl said...

awesome em...as always you make me miss being in a school with young people everyday.

Christine said...

I'd have to add babies first thing in the morning and after long naps, Shaklee cleaning products and M & M's :o)

Lisa said...

I'd add Emilie's fun blog. Your handwriting could be a font, Emilie - it's a dead give away. So glad my brother cooked you guys a feast for Thanksgiving!! Way to go Sam. I do very little cooking lately. So thankful for men who can and do cook!!

Sarah said...

em. that was beautiful. how lucky those kids are to have you-- what a wonderful thing you are doing, being in their lives as such a positive force. you are really making the world a better place. im thankful for people like you! XO sarah