Whether you’re going to be watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in a living room with no couch or enjoying the company of your 40 cousins, today is a day to be grateful and optimistic. Therefore, I’m going to pretend I’m on stage at some over-the-top awards ceremony with a trophy in one hand and a microphone right in front of me:
First I’d like to thank my family for raising me the way they did. That includes all 4 of my grandparents who have always supported me, my parents for putting up with me and my siblings for not killing me. I may not have appreciated all you did at the moment (like waking up at 6 am every day of the summer to move sprinkler pipes on our farm) but I now recognize I’m a better person because of it.
I’m grateful for my Savior Jesus Christ, my bedrock against adversity and trials.
Thank you to all my friends. Sure we may have gotten into a lot of trouble together, but we also kept each other out of a lot more trouble.
I’m thankful for this free country I live in and the soldiers who defend it. I appreciate my employment and all the people who have influenced my life for good.
What are you thankful for?