Happy Thanksgiving From Popular Teacher

A table all set for thanksgiving dinner

Today is Thanksgiving, a day when most Americans are taking a break from the rat race and taking time to relax with family and friends. I have been fortunate that I have been either a student or teacher for most of my life, and have never had to worry about working on Thanksgiving.

I have great memories of Thanksgiving, and it has an almost magical quality because of this. I am very thankful that I have a long weekend to focus on what matters in my life: family, friends, and God.

It is easy to focus on the negative things in life: problem students, increasing state regulations, pay freezes, etc. These are unfortunate things, but nonetheless, we all have many good things in life. Take this Thanksgiving and relax. Mindfully enjoy the food, friends, and family, and live today to its fullest. While you are at it, live every day the exact same way.


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