“Kate Teacher, we must teach Grade 6 about Thanksgiving.”
“Uhm, ok. They just say ‘thanks’ and eat turkey with their family. Right?”
“Huh? You don’t know? You have no Thanksgiving?”
And the answer to that is: No. I’ve never celebrated, or even thought much about Thanksgiving, being South African and all. But living in Korea all nationalities adopt the holidays of their fellow expats, so I decided to write a post about what I am thankful for. And saying ‘thanks’ and acknowledging what is good in your life is never a bad thing, so here I go!
There is so much, I hardly know where to start. I suppose with my family and friends. I mean, if we didn’t have family and friends in our lives we’d be pretty miserable, right? I am thankful for their love and support. For their listening ears and wise (mostly) words.
I am thankful that I am living in Korea and that I have a job that, for 90% of the time, I love.
I am thankful that the biggest concerns in my life are ‘What size backpack should I buy?’ and ‘How long should I stay in Thailand for?’
I am thankful that I am inside, on my laptop, in my bed, with my heating on.
I am thankful that I will be eating a delicious Thanksgiving meal on Saturday!
I am thankful for my health, my education, the opportunities that I have had and the fact that I have options for my future.
So, yip, a lot to say thank you for! I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving.