I taught my kiddos how to say “thanksgiving” in spanish last week. acción de gracias. loosely, directly translated it means “action of thanks.” I like that. & here just ten of the dozens of things I’m super thankful for.
one :: a good place to work & lots of challenging tasks. even when I’m stressed out & overextended, I’m so, so thankful to work at a job that’s never ever boring. my students brighten every single one of my days. & I’m thankful for the support & wisdom that comes from colleagues & TFA.
two :: a big, loud, beautiful family, made up of wonderful siblings & wise parents.
three :: fellowship. close college friends who all happen to have stayed in town. new teacher friends who understand my life. a good, good roommate.
four :: a boyfriend who plays music & makes ramen & drinks black coffee & consistently lives in a gentle & understanding way with me.
five :: jenna’s & my cozy house w/ a working heater & random furniture, full of pictures & recipes & parties & joy.
six :: a body that can run & jump & swim (even if it’s pretty bad at ballet).
seven :: words & books & writing. animals don’t read & write. we do. words have power & meaning & beauty. I’m thankful for the privilege of wielding & weathering them.
eight :: this great big beautiful world in which we live, full of sunsets & secret trails.
nine :: church… familiar faces, folding chairs, the lord’s prayer, & an invitation to take, to eat, drink & remember.
ten :: & of course, always, more than anything, I’m thankful for grace. I’m thankful for grace at work, grace in my family, grace between my friends, grace from david, & ultimately… grace from the holy yahweh god who is constantly proclaims over me “YOU ARE LOVED“… even when I least deserve it.