Lots of my Facebook friends have been delving into the “Thankful in November” business. So, not be outdone, I decided to to express everything I’m thankful for, especially here in Korea. Here goes~
- I’m thankful for the Fulbright Program. I truly believe it reflects the positive relationship between the United States and Korea.
- I’m thankful for a great school and great students. Sure, I have my days, but the many, many great days I have overcomes the occasional bad day that I might have.
- I’m thankful for my great host family. Sometimes I forget that I’m not biologically part of the family!
- I’m thankful for a country that is so accessible. I can hop a bus, train, or plane and be anywhere in Korea. The famous Fulbright “four hours from anywhere” rule is true here in Korea.
- I’m thankful for my great co-teachers. If I need anything, like a bottle of hydrogen peroxide, my co-teachers are all over it.
- I’m thankful for technology. Things like Facebook, Kakao talk, and my trendy smartphone help me keep in touch with friends and family back home.
- I’m thankful for stationary stores that are absolutely everywhere in Korea. I love stationary!
- I’m thankful for Lotteria. Sure, it’s like McDonald’s, but I get the biggest kick out of eating at Lotteria. It’s the small things, ya’ll.
- I’m thankful for the paper letters I sometimes get at school from people back home!
- I’m thankful for the Korean Presbyterian church that I attend. Everyone, despite the language barrier, is so kind.
- I’m thankful for good coworkers that sometimes leave oranges on my desk and give me a spontaneous ride home.
- I’m thankful to be alive.
What are you thankful for? Let me know!