Today I am grateful for education. I was blessed my whole life with the opportunity to get a great education. As I am now getting my oldest ready for kindergarten, I have thought a lot about what type of education my children will receive. I was able to run a literacy center before I had children and I saw so many children and adults who were not able to read. I was able to experience the joy they felt, when at last, they were able read! One that stands out in my mind is a man who was in his later 40's, missing a lot of his teeth, smelled like cigarette smoke most of the time and overall looked as if he had had a hard life. He couldn't read a word. I was able to work with him 2 or 3 times a week and within 2 months he was reading. He had quit smoking, started going back to church and had an overall look of being happy...finally. Education is power. I hope that none of us take it for granted. I am so grateful for mine and I am looking forward to the day I can get my Masters.
I would really like to hear what you are grateful for. I know that when I read or hear other's thoughts, I am able to remember more wonderful things in my own life.