Reasons to be Thankful

The entire year has been a whirlwind of “busy-bee” like activity, and this fall has been no exception. I have been attending conferences, presenting at workshops and seminars, speaking at high school parent assemblies, meeting with students, families, and serving on committees. It seemed like everywhere I went, with everyone I spoke, student success was the topic.

When allowed to comment on their own experiences, students express their gratitude. We engage in conversations, and they exist because we recognize the importance of placing students first.

The spirit of gratitude is contagious. I have observed gestures of thanks and praise toward our students, their families, and those who serve them daily. Upon reflection, it is a gesture worth extending. So, I would like to share my reasons to be thankful.

I am grateful for:

There is plenty to be thankful for this season. The clear winner and obvious theme is people. Every person we encounter, engage, and welcome into our circle is not only unique but valuable. I am grateful for the many with whom I engage every day knowing their day may be a little brighter, and my day is better because of it.