Here's my part two for the thankfulness journey...by the way happy Monday and hope everybody had a safe and fun weekend! I know I sure did.
I'm thankful for education. I'm thankful that I have gone through years of schooling, and am still currently in school. I'm thankful for the buildings I've learned in and the teachers who have taught me. Education really is so important. I'm a firm believer that you learn 50-50: half from textbook and the other half from real experience. I think they play so well off of each other, to read about something and then see it happen for your own eyes. It seems like that is the total learning experience. Think about all the people in the world who will never step foot in a classroom. Think about all the people in the world who will never learn to read, write, or even speak properly. As much as we sigh and whine about going to classes, it's a huge blessing that we even have the opportunity to be in those classes. Education can get you anywhere: I know that's such a cliche statement but really the more you know, the more places you will go (as Dr. Seuss told us). I'm thankful that I can learn, that I have learned, and that I have so much more to learn about. I'm thankful that can I write about whatever I want whenever I want, and that I can read other people's words. Words are the most powerful thing I think - because they can invoke feelings you never even knew you had. To be honest, what I love most about education is that you and me could read the exact same book, but both take entirely different meanings and lessons from it. It's so subjective, and amazing that it just allows you to think what you want. Education allows you to interpret things for yourself and develop yourself accordingly. That's pretty amazing when you think about it. The next time you sigh about going to work or to class (we all do it...) just remind yourself what a blessing it is that you have that opportunity, and that you got that opportunity from hard work and a good education.