Since coming back from Brazil I feel a greater sense of gratitude. After spending some time thinking about why I might feel this way, I have come to the conclusion that it was mainly due to my apprenticeship during my year abroad. I worked at the largest special-needs school in my region of Brazil. I worked there 4 days a week for 7 months. In that time I came to realize how blessed I was just for being able to walk, talk, and eat for myself. I had never really thought about how grateful I was for my own physical and mental health. Since being back everything is still setting in, however my gratitude for life is through the roof. Here are some pictures of the students I worked with during my year abroad in Brazil.