I’m feeling thankful today. I realize that I have a lot to be grateful for: my family, my friends, my health, my students, my colleagues, the country I live in, and the great small town I call home — to name just a few.

I hope that as you enjoy a few well-deserved days away from school over this Thanksgiving break, that you too will feel thankful for your many blessings. Challenges abound, but all of us have things we can and should see through eyes of gratitude!

Happy Thanksgiving.