Spreading Thanks in a Pandemic

Spreading Thanks in a Pandemic

Jordan Bivins

In a year of chaos, stress, and a pandemic it might be hard to find things to be grateful for. This year like any others had its ups and downs, even if these were more extreme than others. For everything that wasn’t good this year there is something you can take out of it and be grateful for. For me I will always cherish those months spent cooped up at home. It gave me plenty of time to get closer to my family, to spend time doing things I enjoyed, and to catch up and better my own self. I was able to find new hobbies like painting, and running that I never thought I’d enjoy. I was able to realize all of the privileges I have and try my hardest to help someone who didn’t have those privileges. I get to watch many good shows and read lots of good books. Also was able to get closer to the friends I really needed. Even with all of the scary and dangerous of this year I was able to find good out of the bad. 

When it comes to situations all around the world there are many people to be thankful for. Personally I’m thankful for the first responders, doctors, scientists, teachers, journalists, and entertainers who are all working their hardest to get us through the coronavirus. They are all working to cure, inform, lighten and teach about these scary and dangerous times, and I know I couldn’t have done it. 

The last thing that I think many can be thankful for is the kindness, honesty and hope that can be seen in our world. It’s become harder recently to see the kindness in some people but when it’s there is always a good reminder. In the end thanksgiving is a time to reflect and be grateful for all of the good and bad in everyone’s lives. Happy Thanksgiving and make sure to let someone know how thankful you are for them.