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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

From O Magazine...Feeling Grateful

I am a longtime subscriber of O Magazine, and I love reading the contributors' questionnaire at the beginning of every issue, which relates to the monthly theme. 

The theme for the month of November is the power of gratitude. Here's how I answered her questions. 

I'll never stop being grateful for...

The love and kindness of the people in my life. 
I am so blessed to have the most amazing family and friends who continually inspire me and so freely share their love. 

My favorite way to say thank you is...
Say thank you. It need not be complicated. Just say thank you. 

The best thank you I ever received was...
Thank you's from students are the greatest thank you a teacher could receive. I have been blessed to receive them in the form of thank you notes and poems, letters and cards, smiles and words of thanks. My kids live in my heart forever. 

When I was a kid, I didn't realize how grateful I should have been for...

How would you answer these same questions? 
Happy November. 


  1. I can relate to the same feeling about your students and the thank-yous that they give you! What a blessing they are!

  2. I love this! When we start focusing on the little things in life that we are thankful for instead of the other, more ridiculous, things in life it really put things into perspective.

  3. I never took advantage of nap time as a child, I rarely slept! I'm a bad napper as an adult too.

    I know teachers had a huge impact in my life, and I wrote many of them thank yous. I'm still in touch with my fourth grade teacher - we exchange letters and emails and meet for lunch once or twice a year.

  4. I love nap time now too! And try to remember everyday to be grateful. Lovely post thanks!

  5. I would LOVE nap time for grown ups!

  6. This is such a great activity! I agree that a simple thank you goes a long way. Nothing fancy. When I was younger I didn't realize how grateful I should be for my parents and what they provided for me.

  7. Hi Kelly. Love Your Post. That's it. You could be such an inspiring contributor to the 'O' magazine, 'O' how lucky they would be to have you!

  8. Kelly, I really love your post like these. I think you're right the best way to say thank you is just saying thank you. I like the last one. Naptime is something i definitely took for granted. I'd like it back aha

  9. Awesome post! I always love being nudged to remember how grateful we all should be. Thanks much!

  10. I show thanks with a hug. I think we really took nap time for granted. I took them all the time in college and i miss them!