Happy Friday! I'm linking up with Doodlebugs for one of my favorite linky parties...
In honor of the last Friday before Thanksgiving, I am writing about some of the random things I am thankful for.
Okay, before we get started on the random, these are the not-random 5 things I am thankful for: my Lord and Savior, my son and daughter, my family, my friends, and my job.
Now to the random....
Soccer and Volleyball
Soccer and Volleyball are so much more than sports to me. They are opportunities. Opportunities to connect with my children. Opportunities to bond and bridge the gap between mother and child. Opportunities to nurture and encourage. Opportunities to cheer and yell. Opportunities to give to my children the most important possessions I have... my time, my attention, my support, and my love.
What a cool time we live in! I can call anyone, anywhere in the world from any place in my life- my car (most often), my classroom, my backyard, my shopping trips to Wal-mart. What a way to stay connected! And the amazing things the phones can do. They are not just phones anymore; they are computers- AT OUR FINGERTIPS that we carry in our PURSE or POCKET.
The Walking Dead
TV has come a long way, baby, and I am enjoying the ride. It is seriously like going to the movies each week. Enough said.
How many pictures have I seen over the years made from crayons? My son and daughter colored more beautiful creations than I can ever count. Priceless works of art each and every one of them. My students use them in the classroom to depict everything from their wildest dreams to a math problem to friendly notes. How would the world look without them? Plain. Bland. Boring. Colorless.
Digital, Polaroid, 35 mm, smart phone cameras, and video cameras all capture a little piece of history in an instant. A moment frozen in time. A fragment of the past grasped forever to cherish. Snippets of fun and happy. Pieces of sad and tragic. Fractions of proud and monumental. A scrap of time to treasure instead of forget.
So those are my 5 random thankful for's. What are yours?