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Five Things to be Thankful For on Thanksgiving (and Every Day!)

In honor of Thanksgiving, I want to share five things that we can all be thankful for, as well as how to repay gratitude.

1: Thank you to parents for

  • Raising me and protecting me when I was a helpless infant

  • Sacrificing sleep and foregoing fun activities to raise me

  • Working hard to put food on the table every day

  • Providing shelter

  • Paying for my education

  • Taking care of me when I was sick

  • Sharing whatever good thing you got

  • Selflessly trying to give me what you didn’t have growing up

  • Criticizing me to prevent me from making grave mistakes

  • Pushing me to reach my full potential

I will do my best to help you worry less and make you proud.

2: Thank you to teachers for

  • Your tireless dedication to making the future generation ever better

  • Teaching me the knowledge and skills that I now use to support my life

I will do my best to put to good use what I have learned.

3: Thank you to the government for providing essential services such as

  • Education

  • Healthcare

  • Transportation

  • Electricity

  • Waste management

  • National defense

I will respect the law, the leaders, and pay my taxes.

4: Thank you to all workers in society for everything we use in our daily lives, such as

  • Food

  • Clothes

  • Technology

  • Infrastructure

I will respect all professions and do my best in my profession to contribute to society.

5: Thank you to Mother Nature for providing

  • Air

  • Food

  • Water

  • Land

  • …all for free!

I will do my best to be an environmentally responsible citizen of the Earth.


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