I will admit that I am not a fan of Valentine's day. Nope...don't want the flowers or the cards. I prefer things that require dressing in outlandish outfits or bright colors that I typically don't wear. However, I do like to reflect on the blessings in my life so I'm joining another linky party hosted by Lucky to Be in First.
1) As everyone reading this blog knows by now, a certain little puppy has me (and my parents) wrapped around her little toes. Every day spent with her bright little eyes and ferocious curiosity is a blessing. She is the spunkiest dog that I have ever laid eyes on. I thank the Lord every single day for letting her make it through the liver shunt surgery and for how well she is healing.
2) History. I will never lose my love of all things historical. There are many days when I think back to my time spent researching cultural imperialism and colonial American history with pride. My good friends from college continue to astound me in their historical studies. There's nothing better than reading about their research interests and being inspired to look up a book or person that they mention. I wish them all the best in becoming history professors in a time when getting a job in the field is anything but certain.
3) Sesame Street youtube videos. I get a HUGE kick out of showing their movie preview parodies to my students. The one for following directions is my favorite.