The week before Thanksgiving.
Seven more days of November Thankfulness
another week of Friday Fave Fives.
1. My computer had a problem this week. It didn't display the black screen of death, but it was a very sick and sad shade of gray. I could still read my email. Sort of. The Professor, he of the magic hands, figured out what was wrong and fixed it. Evidently it had something to do with the video drivers...I don't know exactly. Go ask him. He's the King of Computer Healing. Whatever he did, it worked, and I have my shiny screen of summer brightness back.
This counts as my November 18th Thankfulness. I don't have to purchase a new computer because the fix for the dark screen was really easy (if like The Professor you knew what you were doing).
2. I had a very encouraging conversation with a student's mom. She was happy that her son is loving my class and learning better writing skills. This is what keeps me teaching.
And this is my November 19th addition to my November Thankfulness list.
3. Another student, who I am also tutoring during the week, is moving next month because her father is taking a job in another state. She wrote me a note to tell me that she doesn't want to move unless I move there, too! How sweet is that?
4. I love the colors of autumn.
Southern California has autumn color, too.
5. My potted geraniums just keep blooming. Geraniums are wonderful. They're easy to grow. And their flowers are so very bright and cheerful.
In comparison to what others around the world are suffering, my life is sheltered and so easy. I don't want my Friday Fave Fives to seem trivial. But sometimes it's best to focus on small, simple things which are also blessings. I am truly thankful that I have clean water to drink, a warm and safe home. No one is shooting at me. I am very aware that others deal with these issues daily. But sometimes kind words and beautiful flowers help to keep my priorities right.