Oftentimes, I am so busy that I do not take time to be thankful for what God has blessed me with. This week, I assigned my students to write a poem. One of my students wrote, "I understand that life is a gift." Though I have heard this before, this line impressed me; at sixteen, this young woman understands that life is a gift. This reminded me that every breath we take and every day we are alive are gifts from God that we should not take for granted. I go to work to teach, but most days, I am the student.