This week I happened to be in one of the English classes and the teacher gave the students a writing assignment. She told the students that she wanted them to write a poem about Thanksgiving, but she didn’t want it to be a “happy” or “upbeat” poem. She didn’t want the usual answers of being thankful for your family or your home.
As I heard her say that I thought, “How can you not be upbeat if you are being thankful?” Then she went on to tell the students to put themselves in another person’s shoes and write from their perspective.
As I thought about it, I realized that her assignment is really a good way to put things in perspective. Put yourself in the shoes of a person who has cancer, a person that is homeless or a person who doesn’t have any family. After you think about what their life may be like and the things they can be thankful for, you can really appreciate the many things in our lives that we have to be thankful for.
Happy birthday this week to Callie Smith on Nov. 20, Stevie Tipps on Nov. 22 and Jessica May on Nov. 25.
Happy 68th anniversary to H.C. and Mary Lou Akins on Nov. 25.
Be careful if you go shopping on Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year.
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