Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, a national holiday during which we give pause – at least for a brief moment – to count our blessings.
Wherever you are, that is a good exercise. With the war in Ukraine and conflicts elsewhere, tensions, and crises throughout the world, it is particularly important. Given the headlines and the zeitgeist, it may be hard this year. And more necessary than ever.
An attitude of gratitude is worth cultivating throughout the year. I firmly believe it provides benefits from an interpersonal, professional, and even an admissions perspective. Probably the biggest beneficiary of that positive slant on life is the person who holds it year round. This U.S. holiday just gives everyone a chance to focus for one day on this specific quality.
For me personally I feel blessed. Our children are doing well. My grandchildren are growing. Two grandchildren were born this past year. We enjoy the company of our local children and grandchildren frequently, and have managed to see all of them, even the ones who live far away, during 2022. Most importantly, all are healthy and happy. And that is a blessing for which my husband and I are profoundly grateful.
As I have done annually for the last few years on Thanksgiving, I want to highlight one of my favorite posts: Admissions Tip: Thanksgiving Appreciation.
And with that, let me wish anyone reading this blog today a Happy Thanksgiving!