This season will be very different for me as i look at where I am, where I might be going, and how to create a very new reality. However, it’s also a time to sit back and look around and see what matters as well. after a good meal, that’s what I did.

I am thankful for:

* my family. No matter our dysfunction they are who matters, period.

* where I live. It’s in the middle of no where, but I cannot imagine a better place to raise kids.

* the fact I have choices. Jobs, places to live, and what I eat, I’m bound by very little.

* freedoms. People talk about our country a lot and it’s problems, which are many. But the freedoms we share are second to none. It’s our job as citizens to be aware and if need be, speak up for those freedoms.

* that I can grow my own food. This year much of our freezer is filled with beef, veggies, and various goodies, all done with what we grow. As my job situation becomes more clear, that ability to grow good food will only become more important.

As we all evaluate our lives this holiday season , remember, our situation is what we make of it. Many of our students come from places so different the our own. Make a little time and be thankful. I know I am! 🙂