Taking In the World Around You

November is often a time when people share stories of gratitude and we think that’s great! For the next month the P.S. Blog will feature several Pearson Campus Ambassadors who are grateful for a variety of things: from family and friends to opportunities at their college. What are you grateful for?

4.ClaytonCraigClayton Craig is a Biology and Nutrition major at Texas Tech. He hopes to become a Doctor of Naturopathics with a concentration in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. His favorite class this semester is Introduction to Biology. His favorite holiday food is a carrot soufflé that his best friend’s Mom makes for Thanksgiving. According to Clayton, it’s, “to die for.” Here is what he’s grateful for:

When it starts to get cold outside around the holiday season I am always thankful for many things but there are a few things that really stick out to me. I am most thankful for my senses. Every day, many people take for granted that they can see, or hear, or even smell. I used to be like that also. One very cold winter day I was standing outside waiting for my dog to go to the bathroom. It was early in the morning and I had my robe on to keep me from being too cold. I realized, standing on my porch with no shoes, that I could actually feel the sensation of the cold morning air on my skin. I realized that I could see my breath when I called to my dog to “hurry up.” I realized that I could smell the freshness of the trees and the snow and the air. And I began to realize that I had never appreciated being able to feel the cold, or see my breath, or smell before. Being able to feel cold, see my breath, and smell the morning are all signs that you are alive and well. I bet not many people have ever looked at it that way before. Now, every day, I am reminded that I am blessed and thankful for everything that goes on around me. I can’t imagine a world where I didn’t have my senses. Not only do they guide me, but also they are beautiful. And I am thankful.

Thank you in many different languages written on an open notebook