Fall has officially arrived. *squeals* Cue the cliché apology for cliché rambles about excitement for sweaters, pumpkin, leaves, hot beverages, cozy blankets, socially acceptable hibernation: all that good stuff.
In the true spirit of fall things and my personal excitement for the coming Thanksgiving break (I cannot, cannot, cannot wait to be reunited with my kitchen…and my family too.), we’re doing a #grateful edition of week in review. Thanks for hosting, Meg.
Grateful for . . . field trips! I think they’re better in college. Last week one of my classes visited a local sculptor, toured his gallery, sat in a circle and held hands (no joke), talked about history and our hopes for humanity. It was a one-of-a-kind experience that was very neat. Grateful for . . . cool, sunny afternoons. They make life feel brighter and homework less intimidating.
Grateful for . . . a new job. It’s only a few hours a week, but I needed a little monetary sustenance for the semester. It’ll be helpful.Grateful for . . . unexpected care packages. A good friend sent a box with some of my favorite snacks, two books, and homemade pumpkin cookies. (They were amazing.) It was so incredibly thoughtful, and when I opened it, I remember thinking, “How did she know that I wanted/needed these specific things?” She’s so perceptive.Grateful for . . . lunches eaten outside. I want to spend at least one meal a day savoring and slowing down. I often rush through meals, and I need to take time to enjoy food.Grateful for . . . a failed quest for banana bread that ended with the discovery of a quaint little park. It was worth the heartbreak of walking back to the dorm empty handed. Grateful for . . . examples of humility and thoughtfulness throughout the week. The woman who sent the care package was one. My parents are another. They are people who listen, really listen, pray for me, and care about my growth and well being. What a blessing to know so many loving people.
So tell me…
What are you grateful for this week?
Something about fall that you’re wildly excited about.