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"Be Thankful" Challenge Day 14

November 14th, 2013 8:09 PM by Wendy Thomas

Today, I'm thankful for those who just aren't shown enough appreciation, from community volunteers to exceptional teachers.

My family and I support the Children's Attention Home, which is a local non-profit home that takes in children who have been removed from their homes for a multitude of reasons.  Sometimes the children return home when the situation improves; sometimes they go into the foster care system.  But the director is an amazing person, who truly cares for these children and their best interest.  I'm not able to volunteer there as much as I would like, but when I'm there, it's wonderful to watch all of the regular volunteers, whether they're helping older kids with homework, or holding and feeding the babies.  It's sometimes a revolving door of children, and in the training we had to take to be able to volunteer there, we were told not to get attached; the child may not be at the Home when we return.  But these regular volunteers make it a comfortable, stable environment for those children while they're at the Home, and for that, they deserve our thanks.  

I'm thankful for special education teachers.  My sister and my best friend are both special ed teachers, and they'll tell you that it's a rewarding job but it's also one that you can burn out on very quickly.  I am not a teacher, in any way, shape, or form.  So I'm appreciative for all educators, but especially those who have the calling to teach exceptional students.  And I don't think they ever get enough thanks!

I'm thankful for those community volunteers who work to pull together all of the events in Rock Hill throughout the year.  We're becoming known for our festivals, from our upcoming Christmasville, to the Come See Me Spring Festival, to our downtown concerts during the summer.  Most of the work in preparing these events is done by volunteers.

I can think of so many more examples.... but you get the idea!

What are YOU thankful for?

 

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Posted by Wendy Thomas on November 14th, 2013 8:09 PM

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