I am thankful for my family. I have two sisters named Evie and Juliana and two cats. Evie is in kingdergarden and Juliana is in elementary school. I am thankful for my parents cooking and getting together with other family members on Thanksgiving. My sisters are very creative and funny. I am looking forward to this Thanksgiving because of all the good food I get to eat. I am thankful my parents can provide meals for me and my sisters.
I am thankful for a lot of things. I am thankful for my family and my friends. I am also thankful for my dog. I am thankful for being alive and for surviving Monday. I am thankful for going to a good school. I am thankful for having a house and an awesome backyard. I am very thankful that I have everything that I have.
I am thankful that I can read. When I read, I am not here. I am in the book. It helps me let go of the day and slip away into a different place, into a different world. I love to read. I am also very thankful that I can read whatever I want to. I am especially thankful for fantasy and all of the other genres of books that I like to read. I am thankful for reading.
At thanksgiving I am thankful for my dad. He does lots of good things for the family like devoting his valuble time to us kids and mom. He also makes m0ney to feed, clothe, bathe, and protect the family. He also takes time out of his morning to walk the dog, help me and my sister get ready for school, and drive us to school. There are so many good things my dad does for me.
We just got back from Thanksgiving break and I was reading people’s posts about being thankful This got me thinking and remembering.
One night we were eating dinner and my sister asked why people say thank you when you donate to Unicef. My parents told her that that was because the money is for a good cause. Then my sister said, “Oh, the money goes to feed the poor starving babies in Africa.” She had said it in a mocking tone. My father told her that he could show her pictures of starving people that would make her throw up. He was right. There is an unbalance of good fortune in the world and I want to change it. I feel horribly spoiled when I think of people in third world countries.
That’s all I have to say. I just wanted to remind people that we have so much, so very much to be thankful.
I’m thankful for my family and friends. They are very important to me. I am always with friends. I can’t wait to see my family during Thanksgiving. I am so grateful for having everything I need. I’m so grateful for having a meal in front of me every day. This past Thanksgiving we had a great time. I saw my brother and sister, I rarely see them. We had a great meal. We went on a cruise and had Thanksgiving dinner on the boat. I loved spending time with my family. I am so thankful for my whole family.
I know that when you think of Thanksgiving you think of a turkey with stuffing and maybe visiting family. When I think of Thanksgiving, yes that’s what I first think of. But in many minds it has a lot more meaning. My mom used to work as a teacher for kids in the slums in India. She has told so many stories and I can’t even remember them all, but I do remember one. At the school many of the kid’s fathers did not have a fixed job. If the father found a job that day they would have dinner and lunch for the next day.If he did not they would get maybe a leftover roti (Indian flatbread) or just a glass of water. These kids did not pity themselves or think they were poor, but were actually really proud of themselves. They though that their fathers are able to work and try their best. Well at this school they served a “snack” which was actually more like lunch but these kids were so proud that they wouldn’t take anything for free. The way my mom got them to take the “snack” was by saying, “This snack is not free, what you have to do is earn it. Showing up to school and showing commitment is what will get you the snack.” One day my mother noticed that one girl was missing she thought that probably she was sick so she didn’t investigate. The rest of the week the girl wasn’t there. My mom decided to ask her parents. It turned out her father hadn’t been getting a job the past few days and she had not been eating well. She thought that since she was not eating well she wouldn’t be able to concentrate in class, then she wouldn’t deserve the “snack”! My mother explained to both the parents and the girl that showing up to school was enough to deserve the “snack”. I really loved this story and am thankful that I live in a place where I don’t have to worry about my next meal.
I am thankful for my family that loves and cares about me.
I am thankful for my friends who are always there for me.
I am thankful that I go to Durham Academy to get a good education.
I am thankful that I have a roof over my head.
I am thankful that I have food and water.
I am thankful that I get to learn new and different things every day.
I am thankful that I have good health.
I am thankful that I get to do and try new things every day.
I am thankful for all the people that risk their lives for others.
Thanksgiving is not my favorite holiday. I don’t think eating a turkey is the best way to celebrate a holiday. But I do think the holiday is purposeful. I know I’m lucky. A teacher last year told me I was born in the jackpot of life, and I agree. I sometimes read “National Geographic” and see photos of starving children my age in Africa and Afghanistan and other warring countries. I know they would love to have a single bowl of healthy, clean mashed potatoes, and even more a whole feast with a turkey and everything. I am very thankful to have everything I have; not every kid gets as much food as they want until they can’t eat any more for dinner, and many can’t afford a special Thanksgiving dinner. I am thankful to have my entire family with me, a good home and food, and all the other little luxuries I have, such as a good bed, computers, books, a good school, and much, much more.
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I am thankful for my mother who loves and cares for me. I am thankful for my father who protects me and provides me with a home and food. I am thankful for my 2 brothers who play with me and help me with my homework. I am thankful for the house I live in and the food I eat. I am thankful for my 2 kitties who make me feel wanted and needed when I am feeling depressed. I am thankful for all of my relatives who help me get through tough times. I am thankful for ALL of my friends who give me advice and love. I am thankful for my education at Durham Academy. I am thankful for my teammates and coaches. I am thankful for the wonderful teachers that teach me. I am thankful for many things that complete who I am.
I thankful for many things in the world. I am probably most thankful for is my family. I have a wonderful family who loves me and takes care of me. My mom and Dad clothe me and feed me. My siblings keep me company and they care for me as well. I am also thankful for my home. If I didn’t have a home I wouldn’t be able to do any of the things I have above.