The CC Weekly Weigh In: Let’s Say Thanks
Like most families, mine gathers around the dinner table on Thanksgiving and (after making fun of each other for a few minutes) shares what they are most thankful for that year. Growing up, I hated this tradition; it was so cheesy and lame. But now that I’m an adult (and an adult that comes from a family that never says nice things about one another), going around the table at Thanksgiving allows me to tell my family how much I love them…
And suck up for better presents come Hanukkah.
But really; it’s important to stop and show gratitude for all of the things we typically take for granted. Like my new niece; yes, even though she peed on me last weekend, I am thankful to have her in my life. Or the fact that I not only still have a job, but I have a great job (and a liquor store right next to my office!). Or my incredible friends who support me and laugh at my jokes… even when we all know they’re not funny.
Gosh, when I stop to think about it, there are just so many things I am thankful for. Maybe I should really show some gratitude year round….
But anyways, being that we’re really freaking close to Thanksgiving dinner (stuffing!!!), I thought I’d ask the CollegeCandy writers to share what they’re thankful for this year. (Apparently everyone’s giving thanks for their boyfriends… whereas I’m giving thanks that I don’t have one so I can eat as much pumpkin pie I want on Thursday night…)
Ricki – University of Michigan: I am thankful for the fact that my mother has agreed to take me around on Black Friday for the first time in 20 years.
Carly – Grinnell: It stays the same every year because it’s that important: I’m most thankful for my family and my boyfriend. They make me happy all the time.
Charlsie -Hollins University: I am thankful for having the world’s best boyfriend.
Melanie – Northeastern University: I’m thankful for my job, my guy, my family and, of course, Svedka.
Zahra – Northwestern University: I’m thankful that thanks to all the walking I do at school, I’ve pretty much stayed in shape. It gives me an excuse to go all out on Thanksgiving
Jasmin – University of Missouri: I’m thankful that me and my BF got back together, or else I would’ve needed to apply for the single girl blog.
Lauren – University of Michigan: Obvi I’m thankful for my friends and family, but what I’m really thankfulling for right now are the dark chocolate covered pretzels from Trader Joes. Those guys have been there for me in my good times and bad and I can’t thank them enough.
Samantha – UCSB: Among many MANY things, I am thankful for my two best girlfriends. We’re always on the same page, there for each other, and laughing our assess off. I’ve never had so much fun, or been happier at college, since meeting these two sweeties. Love you girls!
Katie – Michigan State University: DECEMBER GRADUATIONNNNN!!! Don’t get me wrong, I love being in college, but 4.5 years later and I’m about ready to blow this popsicle stand. Like now.
Norah – Drake University: I’m thankful that I have the chance to take a much-needed break from my schoolwork and endless meetings, even if only for a few days. All that’s on my schedule while I’m home is eating lots of turkey and picking out a Christmas tree with my family.
Thu – USC: The good times I’ve had with my friends.
Sarabeth – University of Texas: I’m thankful for my new fiance and the pretty, shiny, sparkly thing on my finger!
Nina – Michigan State University: My family! We might be too loud, a bit spoiled, drink too much, and almost too involved in each other’s lives. But when I need sound advice, good company, or comic relief, I know they will always be there, and not everyone has this amazing support system I have taken for granted my entire life.
Erica – Kent State University: All the advice that sexy man Steve Ward dishes on “Tough Love” on VH1. Seriously…I need to be on that show.
Elise – Stanford: I’m most thankful for my amazing group of friends in college — and their company during THE GAME LAST WEEKEND when Stanford CRUSHED USC 55-21.
Alex – Lakehead University: I’m thankful for my boyfriend. I know, cheesy and cliche, but SO TRUE!
What are you thankful for this year?