November 16: Sleep

Sleep is a wonderful gift. It restores our bodies in ways we don’t even realize until we are burnt out. It can help increase our emotional capacity and physical stamina. The final for my current class is due tomorrow at 11:59. I’ve been working on it for the past several days, sleeping intermittently because I’ve…

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November 13: Bodies

I am thankful for the loving arms that embrace me when I am downtrodden, confused, and fatigued. They gently hug me hello and squeeze me in delight as well. I am thankful for the gentle hands that bought my new favorite sparkling beverage and placed the blackberry drink in the fridge to cool, the battle-scarred…

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November 7: Workplace Blessings

My workplace is collecting comments of gratitude from staff this week, and writing that email felt a lot like blogging for WordPress in this Month of Rejoicing, so I thought I’d share my response here as well. I am grateful for trusting relationships with my clients and the chance to speak Swahili with some of…

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November 4: Thursdays

I am thankful for Thursdays. This quarter my grad class has taken place on Wednesday evenings. The pressure of the work week typically leads up to that moment and then dissipates. Thus, after work on Thursdays, I feel as if I can take an evening to relax. Most of my week is spent running from…

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November 2: Bouldering

I recently began bouldering at a local gym. It gets me out of my head and into my body like nothing else I’ve known, and it’s exhilarating! I hate working out, but this feels more like a delightful activity than exercise. Everyone is encouraging, regardless of your level, and sending a route I’ve been projecting…

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