At Thanksgiving, What Are You Thankful For?

Curran Gilster, Online Editor

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we at The Jagwire decided to see what people at Falls Church are thankful for. Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks and counting your blessings. I know I am thankful for my family, my friends, and my school. Many people today take a lot of these blessings for granted, which is unfortunate because some people could only wish to have these.
I asked Samuel Saunders (10) what he was thankful for, and he had this to say: “I am thankful for lots of things in my life, mainly my family, my friends, and the community that I live in. When asked why he said this, “They provide lots of support for me and at the same time keep me grounded, I couldn’t ask for better people to be surrounded by than the people I am today.”
Giving thanks is tough to do sometimes because we don’t always realize how important some people really are in our lives. We might not always be happy with our parents but we should always be thankful for them because they have sacrificed so much to make our lives what they are today. Same with our friends. They might be mean sometimes but they do it out of their love for us.
I decided to catch up with someone else and ask what they are thankful for. I asked Nick Legallais (10) what he was thankful for, and he replied by saying, “You know, I am very thankful for my mom and my brother and my friends. They have really supported me throughout my life and I am very thankful that I could always count on them to be there for me.”
When asked about why he thinks some people take these things for granted, he stated, “People don’t always notice how much these people in your life do for you, they only notice when they mess up or don’t do what is wanted.”
It doesn’t matter who it is, there is always someone or something you can be thankful for this holiday season. Just remember that as we take time later this week to celebrate Thanksgiving.