this morning I am grateful to have slept soundly and woken up one more time as it provides me with one more opportunity to be of service. I am grateful for the open lines of communication between Zoe and I as it keeps us able to grow and evolve as a couple and move forward. I am grateful that Sam chose not to work in the yard today as his body needs rest and it is important for him to listen to his body. I am grateful for some of my students this semester as they are really working to learn and educate themselves and not just pass the class. This makes teaching so much more enjoyable. I am grateful for our departmental secretary who was able to fix my phone problem with the university so that students were not being misdirected to me when they really wanted the registrar's office.