Many Thanks | Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!! Whether or not you celebrate Thanksgiving, I think it’s immensely important for everyone to remember the core component of this holiday: giving thanks.

It’s on days like this that I am struck with how incredibly fortunate I am. I am privileged enough to be getting a fantastic education at Wheaton College (MA), an institution which fosters creativity and growth. Every day I am taught by professors who are deeply invested in both the academic and personal development of their students. My friends are unbelievably understanding, kind, and always brighten my day. I am able-bodied and have food, shelter, and medical care at my fingertips when I need them. Most importantly, I have a loving and supportive family who cares about me and has helped me every step of the way.

What I’m trying to say is that I am extremely fortunate. Privileged. Lucky. Every day I wake up and am so grateful that I get to walk out that door being my genuine self without fearing what other people might think, to not have to hide anything about my personality or physical appearance in order to be accepted by the society surrounding me. Today is a day to recognize our own positions in life, whatever they may be, and then try to help others. 

So reach out to a family member, friend, or even stranger. Donate to a charity or a local food pantry or shelter. Be kind and compassionate and have empathy towards others. I’ll do the same, and hopefully together we can make this Thanksgiving a better and brighter one.

With everyone going on recently in the world, it’s safe to say that we could all use a bit of optimism.

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Last but not least, I would like to thank YOU for sticking with me and reading this little blog of mine. It means the world to me that you’re still here reading and commenting and taking the time out of your day to ponder what I have to say. I’m so grateful for this community! ❤

Happy Thanksgiving! Now, go eat a slice of pumpkin pie! 🙂

What are you grateful for? Do you have any fun Thanksgiving traditions? Let me know in the comments section below!

Yours,

HOLLY

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17 thoughts on “Many Thanks | Thoughts on Thanksgiving

  1. What a lovely post. I think it’s important to think about what you’re thankful for, and not just on holidays like today. I am glad you’re surrounded by happiness, positivity and people who love and care for you. 🙂

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  2. We don’t really celebrate thanksgiving over in the U.K. but I’ve loved reading so many positive posts about gratitude!✨ Like you, I’m thankful for the fact that I’ve got an education, a roof over my head and family & friends.

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  3. Well written. As the Apostle Paul wrote from his prison cell to the church in Phillippi, “…I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.” ( Philippians 4:11). If Paul could be thankful from a Roman prison/dungeon, how much more may I, as well.

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  4. I’ve never really celebrated Thanksgiving, although I like the idea. I go to an American school, though, so we had gravy and mashed potato and pie for lunch which was nice. I’m thankful for warm cats, family, books, friends, and a lot of other things 🙂

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