I am thankful for my family because they support me unconditionally and motivate me to be the best version of myself that I can possibly be. From manners to responsibility, my family has taught me everything I need to know in life from the beginning. Likewise, I can always count on them to be there for me when times are tough as they keep me focused on the path ahead. They refuse to give up on me regardless of what happens. All in all, I simply would not be here without them.
I am thankful for music because it brings happiness. When you’re feeling down, it can improve your mood drastically. Sometimes, music has a deeper meaning–it has the power to bring you back to a vivid memory and spark particular emotions. Those who have to ability to play an instrument or sing are granted with the opportunity to share joy and happiness with others who need it. No matter if it’s background music or live entertainment, it makes any event more delightful.
I am thankful for art because it reflects the freedom of expression. Since the only thing that can possibly hold artists back is their own creativity, there are no boundaries. They create emotion and feeling with their works of art, infusing their hopes, dreams, worries, and more into their projects with a wide range of tools as well as media available. Lastly, life is more enjoyable in a life full of art. We take the art that surrounds us everyday for granted, failing to realize how dull the Earth would be without it.
I am thankful for good health. The capacities allowed by our health is directly dependent on our emotional and physical strength. It is the foundation of who you are. Therefore, I understand that good health is one of life’s greatest blessings! Without it, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy life to the fullest or strive to achieve our goals. In addition, we would simply be unable to do many everyday activities easily.
I am thankful for food. It’s heartbreaking to know that world hunger remains a persistent problem despite the efforts of many nations and organizations working to reduce it. Sadly, hunger is a daily reality in a number of countries in the world. We tend to forget how fortunate we are to have an abundance of food. If we put ourself in someone else’s shoes (who was suffering from starvation), we would realize how grateful we should be to find food in our fridge everyday without having to go great distances. With that being said, it is such a crucial part of our survival.
I am thankful for nature. The breathtaking scenery of trees, trails, mountains, rivers, and lakes are priceless. Best of all, these beautiful places are away from the city atmosphere. The great outdoors can certainly be comforting, too. The fresh air has this amazing power to open your mind, give you clarity, and decrease levels of stress. There’s nothing like immersing yourself in nature!
I am thankful for freedom. Fortunately, we live in a country where we have the right to openly express ourselves. Life without the freedom of choice, expression, and how we want to live would be misery to most of us. Existing under circumstances where you are told how to live, think, behave, and be is reality in some countries. We should be grateful that our country, America, deeply values freedom.