What are YOU thankful for?

By: Eva Barreira | Photographer

November 7, 2018

The Roman lawyer Cicero once wrote, “A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, it is the parent of all virtues.”  How amazing is it that we live in a country whose citizens thank God for the blessings we have received?

Thanksgiving is a holiday that turns all Americans’ hearts to focus on what they have, not on what they do not have.  We have so much to be thankful for; we are free, we can choose to study what our hearts desire, we can worship the God of our choice, and we can speak our minds without fear.

” I love being able to think how I want and am able to add a creative touch to everything I do,”  junior Viviana Moiso said.  “It’s truly a blessing that we have this privilege.”

So many mornings I wake up and am tired – it doesn’t always feel like a blessing to go to school! However, I have to say that I am so thankful for the gift of my education. Children across the world would sacrifice all they have to be in the shoes of an American child. Many of these kids would be thankful to even have shoes, let alone any of the comforts that are part of our everyday lives.

“Being able to learn in a place where the importance of freedoms, communications, and relations is highlighted is amazing,”  freshman Dante DeCollubis said.  “I love my school and the opportunity to have an education. Especially when you are able to be involved.”

I am also thankful for my family, my friends, my home, my community. I am thankful for the opportunities I have received and those that lie ahead. I am thankful to be an American.

” I am beyond thankful to live in country where you can have so many amazing freedoms that nobody can take away from you,” senior Ariana Safavieh said,  “I have so much pride in saying I am an American citizen.”

Although there will always be bumps in the road of life, these bumps make us stronger. I am thankful for this road, smooth and bumpy! Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more.

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