Sunday, October 13, 2013

Thanksgiving and I'm home

Today is Thanksgiving. I arrived home  late yesterday after being on the road for three weeks.  I leave tomorrow for Winnipeg. It seems like a  lot and  it  is. And  I am thankful. I am thankful for the good health of my family and me. I am thankful for family and friends and for all the opportunities that abound in my life. I am thankful for the kindness I find in hotels and car rental agents...for smiles at Tim Horton's and in all those restaurants I frequent. And I am grateful for the willingness of so many to open their minds and hearts to me on a daily basis. Last week alone, I spoke to thousands of students and educators. As a bonus, I presented to a wonderful group of Toronto Office Administrators and Head Caretakers (pictured  here).

In every situation, I try to quote Maya Angelou: parents who know better, do better. I believe this holds true of students and teachers alike and of OA's and bus drivers and Caretakers. To each of you, I give Thanks on this Thanksgiving Day!