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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Today is a day to reflect on those things for which we are thankful. We've lived through a long hard year. I think this year - more than ever - we need to reflect on those things.

Since I am a teacher, there was so much help out there this year. I had the opportunity to participate in a teacher workshop lead by Ken Burns. My American History class got to participate in a national classroom presentation by Lin Manuel Miranda! Many companies came out with free versions of their software. People from all walks of life donated masks, school supplies, and cleaning supplies when we went back to school. For all of these people, I am truly thankful.

My husband and I hunkered down in our little house and so far, neither of us has become ill. I am so so thankful for that.

I've talked to my children more in the past few months than ever before. I even got to spend a socially distanced weekend with my son and his girlfriend in Asheville. For that, I am eternally grateful.

You know, I usually hate Thanksgiving because it seems to be all work for the cook with little return. But, this year, I've caught the "spirit". I have learned not to take things for granted and to appreciate what is right in front of me. Today, I can't wait to hit that kitchen and cook that turkey. Today is a day to celebrate.
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