Love, respect, and thanks: What Thanksgiving means to me


Nathan Fraley

Getting big hugs on Thanksgiving, as my cousin and I pose for a photo.

     Thanksgiving means a lot to me and my family, as we celebrate our thanks for everyone and everything. We are all very thankful for everyone that is in our lives and everything we have.

     When I think of Thanksgiving I think of love and respect. It’s not just about the delicious food, it’s about the environment and learning how to practice being grateful. 

     Thanksgiving is not just a tradition, it’s an expression of gratitude. To me, gratitude is the quality of being thankful for something.

    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because I love to recognize my thankfulness for my family and friends. Although, the food is very delicious and I love that part of it, as well.

     This holiday gives me a chance to express my thanks and appreciation for my family and friends. They are my world and make me the happiest person possible, as they will go above and beyond to make me happy.

     Another thing I love about Thanksgiving is the food! The smell of turkey and mashed potatoes. YUM! The stuffing has to be my favorite, which is a very controversial topic with my family because some love it and some hate it.

       With Thanksgiving coming up on Thursday, November 25, 2021, I can not wait to write down my thanks for everyone!