Give thanks today. That’s what we’ve been told our whole lives; give thanks on Thanksgiving. A teacher of mine brought up an excellent point in class the week before we came home for Thanksgiving break. She said, “Why is there one day dictated by the government to give thanks?” I never thought about it that way until she brought it up. It is true that I see more people giving thanks and showing appreciation to people and things that they have on this day. Some may show their appreciation throughout the year but a lot won’t, because people don’t think about it. Every day we should be appreciative of what we have and thank those who make it all possible to have what we have.
With that being said, I am very thankful for everything I have. Over the last year so much has happened to people in my life and others around me making me notice that I have so much to be grateful for. I’m guilty of not always thanking people or telling other’s I’m grateful or appreciating what I have. I am grateful for the family I have, the University I attend, the job I have (thanks to an extremely giving and loving family), the roof over my head, the food on my plate every day, the clothes on my body, the friends I have, and the boyfriend I have along with his loving family. We have so much to be grateful for every day, not just on this day.
This morning I watched a few videos of things that people did for others because it’s Thanksgiving. One of the videos was of the Fox News Squad going to a grocery store and buying Veterans’ groceries. The video was extremely touching and they were beyond grateful. Why can’t this stuff happen regularly? Veterans, homeless, underprivileged, everyone, deserves for these nice gestures to happen more often. Our mothers, fathers, grandparents, teachers, friends, significant others, and strangers deserve to hear our thanks and feel appreciated. It’s never too early to start a New Years resolution, mine is to give more thanks to everyone, not just on the holiday.
Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Father Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20