I am thankful for family, friends, and first graders. I am thankful to have colleagues who care and lend a supportive hand. I am thankful to have a home that keeps my body and spirit warm and safe. I am thankful to have two little kitties and an aging dog who still sneaks onto to the couch. I am thankful to have two step children who make pumpkin squares with cream cheese frosting for my parents who they won't see today. I am thankful for my husband who is the glue.