Thanksgiving is a time of year that we gather with family and friends, and a time to reflect on how grateful for the things we have. Here are at least 10 things I’m very grateful for.
Thank God we have a loving Father in heaven who loves us and has given us so many gifts. God should be at the center of our lives, and without Him, we wouldn’t even exist. He has blessed us with an abundance of gifts, whether we realize it or not.
2.) My Christian Faith
I’m thankful to God to be born and raised into a Catholic household that taught me my Christian faith. My parents have taught me not to be too materialistic and to value the most important aspects of life, such as being a good person, helping and loving thy neighbor, and knowing that there is an even greater life to come for all of us in heaven.
3.) Family and Friends
I love my family and relatives and wouldn’t trade them for anything. My parents have raised me to make myself the best person I can be, and to live life to the fullest. They’re there at my side, in good times and in bad, whether I need them for advice, comfort, or to see how they’re doing.
4.) Being American
I’m so thankful to have been born in America, the best country in the world that allows us our freedoms and liberties many other countries do not offer. The more you think about it, the more you realize we’re extremely lucky to be Americans, especially when you take into account that we make up only 5% of the entire world population.
5.) Our Constitution
With America comes one of our greatest documents ever created. Our Constitution protects some of our most important God-given rights, including rights to free speech, the right to bear arms, and the right to private property.
6.) My Health
Growing up and learning about biology, I realize just how fortunate and blessed I am to be both physically and mentally healthy. There are so many diseases in this world that can plague any one of us, and to have good health is something I will always thank God for.
I’m glad to be able to work, and have the perseverance to always try my hardest. With a bad economy, it is sad knowing there are millions of Americans still unemployed or being laid off, who want to get back to work and make money.
8.) My Hobbies
I’m thankful to be busy with activities I enjoy, such as working in the pro-life and conservative movements, sports, chess, and fitness. These hobbies give me something to look forward to, and to stay busy.
I’m thankful for having a place to live in. My heart goes out to those who are homeless and looking for a place to stay.
10.) My Independence
Working and being a recent college grad, I appreciate the ability to live on my own now, and it makes me appreciate seeing my parents even more whenever I come to visit.
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