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Giving Thanks

I’m thankful for the roof over my head. I’m grateful for my loving family and friends who accept me for who I am. I’m happy that I can finally call Los Angeles my new home. I’m glad that I’m still so very in love with the place I came from and am fortunate enough to return often. I’m thankful for being so lucky. I’m grateful to have access to a quality education. I’m appreciative of all of the generous people in my life. I’m both lucky and grateful to have access to water, plumbing, food, and healthcare. I’m thankful for every positive moment I’ve ever shared with a stranger or a loved one.

Though some of us are more fortunate than others, we all have at least one thing we can be thankful for. And for those of us lucky enough to have many reasons to be grateful, we should be conscious of our advantages. This Thanksgiving, I recommend doing something for someone else. Whether that means volunteering at a homeless shelter or simply helping your host with the dishes, be sure to show someone that you’re thankful for them too.

And while Thanksgiving as a contemporary holiday is about giving thanks and spending time with your loved ones, I also think it’s important to note the hypocrisy of the celebration’s origin story. Be sure to take the time to read Why Thanksgiving Is A ‘National Day Of Mourning’ For Some and watch “One Word – Thanksgiving (Native Americans)” by Cut Video.

Thank YOU for visiting my blog and have a happy Thanksgiving!

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