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Thanksgiving Essay What Are You Thankful For

This thanksgiving day I’ve realized that I have a lot to be thankful for. Like perhaps being alive. I don’t know about you, but I’m very thankful for this. I know these aren’t your normal things to be thankful for, but I have really been thinking.

Maybe I am thankful for the bad day I had because that means I’ve had better days, and this is only one day of my life and it always gets better. I might be thankful for the pop I spilled and the glass I broke because that means I am human and make mistakes. For the arguments, I get into with my parents, because clearly if they didn’t love me they wouldn’t worry about things I do. For all of the clustered keys on my key ring, because that means I have places to go and friends to see.

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For the phone constantly ringing, because that means that there are people who feel the need to talk to me. Even for my annoying nephews who never stop bugging me, then I realize it’s only because they need my guidance and help to proceed in life.

Unusually I could be thankful for all the tests and quizzes I have to take because that means that teachers know I am capable of passing them and doing well. I’m thankful for all of the friends I’ve lost touch with throughout the years because I’ve learned at least one helpful thing from each one of them. I’m thankful for common sense, which tells me not to touch a burner when hot. That tells me when it’s lightning doesn’t use an umbrella. That lets me know I shouldn’t blow dry my hair while I’m in the shower…

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Last but not least, I am thankful for you always being here to watch over me. Watching me go through good times and bad. Not because you want to see me suffer through bad, but because you have faith in me and know I will make it through.

These are all things that I am very thankful for. I wouldn’t normally think of some of these things, but I’m happy I did. Because now I realize just how thankful I really am. Somebody once said, “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger”. Even when your day seems to be nothing but bad, you can always pull through and make something good out of it in the end.

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