Thursday, 22 November 2012

My Thanksgiving

I am thankful for my wonderful grandparents and the guidance they have given to me throughout my life. I am so glad I have been able to get to know them as people in recent years, to make them laugh and to tell them just how much I love and respect them.

I am thankful for my mum and my sister - the two people who have been through everything with me. 

I am thankful for the rest of my family and for my baby cousins who make me laugh every time I see them.

I am thankful for my friends around the world and for the love, generosity and kindness they have shown me. I am lucky to know some great people and to have had some fantastic experiences in wonderful places because of that.

I am thankful for my health, for the ability to see, hear, speak, walk, run and swim.

I am thankful for access to education and the opportunities that many people work so hard for.

I am thankful that I have a roof over my head, a chair to sit on, clean water to drink, clothes to wear and a warm bed to sleep in.

I am thankful for every single part of nature - for the trees and the animals - and I am thankful that I have a voice with which I can speak out in their defence.