Thankful Thursday - officially!
Family, friends, food clothing shelter ... but beyond all that, opportunity. I'm thankful for the opportunities I've been given.
Especially today my gratitude is around job/career opportunities and education opportunities.
As I watch my children go deeper into debt for their college degrees and realize that they'll probably have a tough time finding a job in a year, I am still happy that they both - a boy and a girl - have that opportunity.
While I think about my opportunities, I think about those who don't have them. Especially women in other parts of the world.
So while I'm giving thanks today, I'm also thinking of justice in the world, and in our country....social justice.
I'll eat too much and move too little and maybe even drink more than I should, but I'll give at least a fleeting thought to those who are walking to the well for water, and those who walk miles for medical care.
And I'll be thankful.
Becky Weber-Johnson lives in Janesville with her husband, Tim, and without their children who are away at college. She is an account executive at WCLO/WJVL and is the Saturday morning host on WCLO. She volunteers at her church, with the Optimist club and SpotLight On Kids. Becky is a community blogger and her opinion is not necessarily that of the The Gazette staff or management.