In light of the holiday, I thought I would take a moment to list a few of the things (some sentimental and others less important) that I am thankful for.
- My decision to leave law school after 1 ½ days all those years ago. When I think about what teaching has meant to me and what kind of person might have left law school, I couldn’t be more thankful. Like every job, teaching has its moments of frustration, but there’s nothing I would rather do, and maybe nothing that I am better suited for. By extension, of course, I am thankful for the amazing students who have motivated me and taught me.
- The friends who care about and inspire me. You know who you are, and I can’t imagine a better group of people to talk to, even if a few of us never seem to go beyond leaving messages on each other’s phones.
- The absolutely amazing recipe for stuffing I came across the other night. Seriously, it might be number 2 on this list. J
- Helena, MT. Sometimes I think this little city might have a few too many ghosts rattling about, but there’s no finer place for a late-night walk or an afternoon cup of coffee.
- Amazon Prime. If you had told me ten years ago that I could have almost any published book delivered to my door for $4 overnight, I would have thought that you were crazy or that I had died and gone to heaven. Though my bank account doesn’t always feel so thankful, it’s hard to argue with that kind of convenience.
- Google—the whole thing. Of course, since they probably know more about me than I do, I don’t need to post this.
That’s it. Though there is much more to be thankful for, I think this list will do for this Thanksgiving. I hope everyone has a great holiday, and enjoys some time off.