Thanksgiving is coming up later this week, and it’s an opportunity for us to gather together with friends and family and recognize the value of everything around us.
For some, the highlight is the copious amount of homemade food they’ll be eating for at least a week after Thanksgiving. Some revel in the absolute chaos of Black Friday shopping.
Yet, what are some of Sinclair friends thankful for? What do they hold in high regard during this time?
Nursing student Jasmine Hardaway holds her support group on campus and her family in high regard during this time. Kevin Slay is also thankful for the time he gets to spend with his friends and family.
William O’Brien is a computer science major that is thankful for the friends and family that help him hold out hope that things will always work out in the end. Dominic Petry gives thanks to something else in addition to his great friends and supportive family: sleep.
Jack Keeton, a theatre performance major, is thankful for his significant other. Lionel Nsilvlv is grateful for the ability to have second chances and a fresh start through each phase of his life.
Then there are some who take time to recognize the things we take for granted and appreciate them this month. David Ellington is one of those people, and reflects on what he’s thankful for:
“For learning how to be able to go to school and learn to pursue my education,” Ellington said. “I’m also grateful to have my beautiful kids and family by my side.”
One student looked inward to her ability to have a positive perspective on life. Jasmine Knox gives thanks for the opportunity to be with her family that supports her and her ability to “see the good in things when things aren’t so good.”
With Thanksgiving comes many things to be thankful for, and many varied traditions. One such tradition has become quite popular recently: Friendsgiving.
Friendsgiving has recently taken over millennial culture, according to the Atlantic. The newfound holiday usually celebrated on the Wednesday before or the Friday after Thanksgiving is the tradition of celebrating thankfulness and sharing a Thanksgiving dinner together with your close friends.
Some people also celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving, which is a celebration of the harvest and blessings from the previous year and has been celebrated on the second Monday of October since 1879.
However you choose to celebrate, all these traditions have the united theme of being together with the people you love, sharing some good food, and appreciating the things and people in your life that you are thankful for.