(Excuse my obnoxious brother…)
Probably one of my favorite holidays only because it shows the true spirit and true passion within us by revealing how grateful we can be (and the food and hunger, I guess). In Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens’ use of the repetition of hunger at the first word of each sentence showed that hunger became the peasants’ first thought because without food, they couldn’t do anything! He uses this technique to have us be at “hunger” at every breath.
Thanksgiving. For me, it opens my eyes. It shows no matter how much I tend to dislike my family at times, I know for a fact that they will always be there for me no matter what, and for that I love them with all my heart. It shows no matter how much of a nuisance my friends can be, they are always there to listen and help me with my problems and for that I am grateful. It makes me realize that my life isn’t that bad when I have everything that could make an unfortunate person happy. I have a house I live in that provides me shelter-something that a wide variety of people don’t have. I have food to eat when there are millions of starving people in the world. I have people who are there for me, care for me, and stick with me to the very end no matter what despite my past mistakes. I have a computer with internet and the opportunity to express myself freely through online resources without the fear of being criticized or judged. I’m thankful for everyone that has been apart of my life this past year. And it’s this year in which I’ve seen the most growth in myself. I might not show it everyday but I’m truly thankful to have such amazing people in my life. It doesn’t matter how long we’ve known each other because all that matters is they’re here now.
Happy Thanksgiving! Give thanks. (And don’t forget to set your scales back 10 pounds tonight! 🙂 Just kidding, haha)