Pretty much inspired by the 'best present' thread, after reading a post by Gigi and knowing the way I feel about those loved and lost, thought it might be an upper to think of what we do have: * my three children, now adults. Best things that ever happened to me. * having had parents that knew how to parent and passed at least some of their skills onto my brother and I. I miss them dearly, but they will never be gone while their descendants are around. * having a job I truly love, it makes me a better person. * my relationships with students, current and past. Dang there are so many! * Friends, real most of all; but online have a special place in my heart, too. * technology, for enriching my life and my teaching. * my home, humble though it is, warm and mine. * God given abilities, no I'll not list them. Happy Thanksgiving!