Friends

I am thankful for so many things in my life.  After recently going through my Netflix queue and looking at my bookshelf, I see the lives of people who are not so fortunate in those films and those pages.  To commemorate Thanksgiving, I wanted to briefly state what I’m thankful for.  Not why or any other explanation, but just a mention on this blog to show appreciation.  In no particular order, except for perhaps the first several:

family

friends

life / health

education

Gustavus

rain

animals

films

music

flowers

kindness

travel

other cultures and religions

e-mail and Skype to connect with those far away

random jokes

laughter

coffee

tea

chocolate

fresh berries

Shakespeare

photographs

learning

a bright, shiny future (*crosses fingers*)

grass

trees

the GAC Shakespeare pit

Latin

mountains

snow

scarves

Kiehl’s

vanilla

candles

color

slippers

mittens

umbrellas

outside plays

picnics

architecture from antiquity to the Renaissance

democracy

love

morals

support

forgiveness

hugs

smiles

cheesecake

trains

Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study.  Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.  ~Henry L. Doherty

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.  ~Epictetus

A gentleman need not know Latin, but he should at least have forgotten it.  ~Brander Matthews

A Loeb Series

If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.  ~Heinrich Heine

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