Here are some stories. The author requests anonymity, so it’s probably best not to talk to him about them.
“ther was a liyin. ther was a mce. the liyin was chasing the muce. the liyin chast the muce up the chrey.”
“Waunts apon a tim thir was a chicin. the chicin codnt lia ene eggs. the uther chicins laft at him.”
“If cows came into my bedroom they wod eat my sox. the wod dschroy my desr. they wod poop on my machris.”
“thir was a dog. the dog’s gob is hrding the shep. a lam was mising. a caing roo was coming to the frm. in its pawch it was ciyreing the lam.”
“Thier was a froge. the froge lived in a ran foriest. one day the froge mit a maucee. they wre frens. they lived happule evr aftr.”
1. One year ago today, I interviewed for a job at Lancaster Mennonite High School. I am grateful that they hired me, and that it has been as good a fit as I imagined.
2. I am grateful for my colleagues and the way they care for the students as much as for the subjects they teach.
3. I am grateful for my students and all that they teach me. Today, a student announced our new Unicef Club in chapel. I was hoping that at least five or six people would respond and sign up. By day’s end, over thirty had done so. I am thrilled that so many kids want to get involved in humanitarian work, and delighted that the student who hatched the idea is getting so much support.
4. Not being in labor–9 years ago right now, I had already been in labor for about 20 hours, and I still had a whole night to go through. I am grateful for the medical technology that ensured we both survived. I’m inexpressibly grateful for this child, who amazes and delights me every single day.
5. The way the sun is shining over the ridge.
May we walk in Beauty!