Gobble Gobble day consisted of work, mess hall, and more work. I did get to take a quick break to enjoy some holiday coloring with my roommie.
I am thankful for the people near and far in Afghanistan and other countries who go out in harm's way hourly to provide the opportunities for saftey and peace for us and locals now and in the future. Be sure to thank them for being willing to suffer on your behalf- not just with the ever present dangers of the day, but also the inconveniences and annoyances of being stuck away from home.
I am thankful for my wonderful toliets in my house in Texas.
I am thankful for the abundant bottled water everywhere on the bases.
I am thankful for the beautiful people that I have met and for the things they have shared with me and taught me.
I am thankful for the opportunity to be involved in direct impact in a place where it matters and where progress is often obvious and immediate.
I am thankful for my students, past and present. The people I teach bless my life richly and help me in ways I am not even aware of yet.
I am grateful with my friends who put up with my chattering and try to meet my demands and still treat me with love and kindness.
I am thankful for those friends/family at home who have done things for my house and my mail, etc. while I am deployed.
I am thankful for technology, especially when it works, and I am thankful for you!