Being near the holidays, here’s a list of some of the few things I am thankful for this year:
1. Good friends
2. Supportive family
3. A paying job
4. Having one more semester of undergrad!!
5. A roof over my head
7. Food on the table
8. Being in good health
9. Having somewhere to sleep at night
10. An education
Just remember that Thanksgiving isn’t the only time of the year you have to be thankful about good things happening in your life or just thankful in general. It’s okay to be thankful for things that happen all the time and just being able to get up in the morning! Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!!! Two more weeks to go!!!
Thank You to the My Former Teachers
I want to say thank you to every teacher who has taught me. You have influenced my life starting when I was four years old. You assisted with the transition from one grade school to the next and middle school to high school and you put in all of your energy to make sure I was ready for college. You have shaped the student I am today and you have challenged me in more ways than any other group of people in my life. By pushing me to new limits, I have been able to grow and develop. Although we may have had our disagreements and differences along the way, your teaching styles have allowed me to learn to work with people of different thought processes to accomplish the task at hand. You taught me how to do simple to complex math, write a sentence to write a paper, read a word to read a novel.
By putting the time and effort into your lesson plans, you have not only done your job, but you’ve impacted my life. From pre-school to high school, you and your fellow teachers have encouraged me to accomplish all of my tasks ahead of time and you have instilled in me the values of working hard and submitting what is my best work. As a community, you have worked with your peers to make sure you were sending me on to my next school prepared.
On an individual level, you told me what was working and what needed to be improved. You were honest when I needed to rework an assignment and genuine when my work was superb. The relationships I have developed with my former teachers are relationships that I plan on maintaining for many years. As I am currently diving into my collegiate studies, I am thankful for the teachers who have taught me simple tricks along the way, such as PEMDAS (Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally), times tables, writing checklists, reading responses, and many more.
So in conclusion, thank you for everything you have done for me as well as my peers throughout all of your years of teaching. Know your efforts are appreciated.
Your former student
I know it is not mother’s day or anything, but I just wanted to dedicate this week’s blog to my mom Mary Rose. I went home this weekend and realized the little extra special things she does for me, my brother and sisters, which just warms our hearts. I want to give her a special dedication because it hit me how much I appreciate her motherly doings. It is the little things like changing my clothes from the washer to dryer, or refilling my cup of water while I’m eating lunch or filling up my tank of gas without telling me. She is also notorious for writing little notes. Saturday morning, I had to wake up early for work, and she had a post it on my to-go cup of coffee — “I love you, have a good day at work.” I always had cute little things like that growing up, and it only took 20 years to recognize how much I really love it.
One day I hope I can be a wonderful mother just like she is. She makes my days so special. My mom is my best friend, the one I always turn to for help, and the one I call to go shopping with me. If I had the money to buy her flowers every day I would, because she deserves them on a daily basis. I love you mom. You’re the best.
What am I thankful for? A lot of people just say the vague and typical things they are thankful for. Such as, family, friends, and good food. I like to be thankful for the little things, things other would see as insignificant. I am thankful that I am able to be at Fontbonne, that God has sent me here to meet these wonderful people I call my friends. Thankful I was able to get back on the schedule of Bread Co to make a little extra money, and most importantly letting me see the light of day today. These little things have helped me stay sane during the stressfulness and hysteria of preparing for end of first semester courses and registering for classes.
What are you thankful for this season? Think about it.