Giving Thanks


This Thanksgiving, I’m grateful for so much.

First in my heart will always be my darling boy, who has grown into a kind and thoughtful man who (thankfully) doesn’t seem to share my penchant for anxiety.  The dog is a close second–shh, don’t tell her that!

I have a job I’m learning to love.  (Teaching kindergarten is my superpower!) My little students are exhausting but exhilarating.  In just a few weeks of school, they’re already learned so much.  Everyday we’re together, they make me a better teacher.  If you’re not inspired by a room full of five year-olds, you’re beyond help.

I have a cozy little house with enough closet space and room for friends.

My fridge is always full, and between Netflix, my overflowing bookcase and a couple of Soduko books, I’m never bored.

Best of all, I’m looking forward to the future.  (I’m already planning where to put the Christmas tree!)

It’s been a tough road, but I came through the darkness, and I’ve reached the light.  (And the divorce is finally final!!!)

And Penny…she’s just thankful for the electric fire.



18 thoughts on “Giving Thanks

  1. Congrats (?) on the divorce becoming final, I know it’s been a long road for you. It’s nice to see a new post from you, although with a class full of 5 year old kids I’m surprised you have the energy to blog anymore! Hope to see you soon.

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  2. So happy for you Nanette! Being thankful is a key to contentment. We can’t be happy if we are always grumbling. Much better to count your blessings as you have done in this post! 🙂 One of my dance classes is teaching 3 to 6 year olds; parents tell me I’m so patient, well that’s easy when I only have them for a half hour a week. 😉


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  3. Sometimes divorce is the better option. Glad that your 5 year-old’s inspire you. It is better to focus our attention on the gifts we have than the ones that have escaped us so far. Happy Thanksgiving!

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