Thursday, November 22, 2012

Giving Thanks


Celebrating the quintessential American holiday in a cross-cultural context really made me evaluate everything I appreciate and everything I take for granted! I am beyond blessed to be able to spend this time in Hong Kong and I'm thankful for everyone who made it possible.

I also thank God for:
-your prayers that cover me, despite the oceans and continents that separate us
-family and friends back home, who provide an amazing support system
-Skype, which keeps me connected to loved ones
-new friends in Hong Kong, who make life here more enjoyable than I could have imagined
-the inspiring women and men I work with, who tirelessly pursue justice and a better life for migrants
-the staff at 815, who support me in this endeavor

The highlight of my first Thanksgiving abroad was teaching my British friends' sons how to draw a handprint turkey. I'm not sure I've ever seen anything as adorable as a little boy repeatedly saying "This is very clever!" while coloring in his turkey.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that you're enjoying your long weekend!