Five Things to be Thankful For on Thanksgiving (and Every Day!)

In honor of Thanksgiving, I want to share five things that we can all be thankful for, as well as how to repay gratitude.

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  • Raising me and protecting me when I was a helpless infant
  • Sacrificing sleep and foregoing fun activities to raise me
  • Working hard to put food on the table every day
  • Providing shelter
  • Paying for my education
  • Taking care of me when I was sick
  • Sharing whatever good thing you got
  • Selflessly trying to give me what you didn’t have growing up
  • Criticizing me to prevent me from making grave mistakes
  • Pushing me to reach my full potential

I will do my best to help you worry less and make you proud.

  • Your tireless dedication to making the future generation ever better
  • Teaching me the knowledge and skills that I now use to support my life

I will do my best to put to good use what I have learned.

  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation
  • Electricity
  • Waste management
  • National defense

I will respect the law, the leaders, and pay my taxes.

  • Food
  • Clothes
  • Technology
  • Infrastructure

I will respect all professions and do my best in my profession to contribute to society.

  • Air
  • Food
  • Water
  • Land
  • …all for free!

I will do my best to be an environmentally responsible citizen of the Earth.

Originally published at on October 10, 2021.

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