Happy Thanksgiving everyone! While many people travel to be with family on Thanksgiving, I always spend the day with my parents and my brother. This year, my mom is cooking for Thanksgiving (with a little help from me), although in the past we spent dinner at places like Golden Corral and Cracker Barrel.
I’m not overly fond of Thanksgiving food, so I try to spend the day focusing on what I’m thankful for. Life can be hard sometimes, so it’s always nice to think about the positive things in life! As for me, I’ve been struggling with finding myself and getting a job suitable for my college degree. Fortunately, these aren’t the most troubling issues a person can have, which is why I feel like I have a lot to be thankful for.
Things I’m Thankful For
- My family. They’re always there to support me. When I had to evacuate and move out due to Hurricane Florence, I was grateful to have a place to go for me AND my crazy pets. My pets and I are not always the easiest to deal with, so I’m glad my parents enjoy having me around the house, especially after seeing many people who didn’t have any options after the hurricane damaged their homes.
- My pets. While both Tigger and Scooby can be a handful at times, I love them both so much! They never hesitate to put a smile on my face even when I’m feeling down. They both have their own little quirks and are always a comfort to be around.
- My team. I’m definitely grateful for every team I had playing quidditch. Tournaments and practices give me the opportunity to feel like I belong to something and hang out with friends. This has been especially important to me now that I moved back in with my parents. Like mentioned earlier, my parents are great, but I need people my own age to be around and quidditch allows me to do so.
- My health. I’m glad I have the physical ability to be active and do the things I want to do. These past few years, I’ve had to go to the hospital to wait as my parents underwent surgeries, and it’s honestly heartbreaking to see people who are worried about their own family members or who are going through procedures themselves. I can’t imagine actually having to spend time at the hospitals everyday, and those people have to be so strong to deal with that on a regular basis.