With the smell of hot food cooking, vegetables being roasted, and a fire in the fireplace, I feel thankful. This has been another busy, crazy year but one in which I feel so lucky to have a new school, a new grade, and some great new challenges. I feel very thankful this year for my family, for Jacey, Vera, and Stella and for the ways in which they all contribute to make my life feel full, meaningful, crazy, and complete. It’s such a joy to come home to my family and having them supporting me makes me feel truly blessed. That’s why I’m thankful this holiday.