11/23

A teacher I am thankful for. . . 

One of my nursing instructors told me that I am indeed a leader since I had a family I was leading.  (when I denied that I was a leader)  

Another teacher I’m thankful for – at Germanna (finishing my BSN), I took a class I thought was about the history of philosophy, but ended up requiring consideration of what I thought about philosophical concepts. The course was so enjoyable and I enjoyed getting to know the instructor, too.  

11/19

A book I am thankful for…

Three books come to mind.

Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher – caused me to say yes to the idea of my daughters homeschooling in middle school.

Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus (John Gray)  — I know – it’s a little embarrassing at this point – caused me to understand certain qualities in my husband better.  Hey – it did the trick at the time.  (There are better relationship books but this was enough for the season in which I read it.)

Outlander – by Diana Gabaldon.  Because that’s where I met Jamie and Claire 27(?) years ago.  Sometimes book characters become real people and these two did for me.

 

            

11/18

An act of kindness I am grateful for…

My husband cooking me a dinner when I’ve worked all day – and even though he has also worked all day most of the time – at this point in our lives, he does quite of bit of dinner planning.  It’s like a hug to walk in and see dinner almost done or on the table.