Personal View: For This, I am Thankful

By, Jayden Parkhurst

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends to eat and of course, watch the football game. People usually focus on the things they think is important on this holiday like, cooking or watching their favorite team on the television, Yet, the whole purpose of this holiday is to give back to those who have given so much to you.

I understand the fact that I don’t have the largest family in the world, but it sure does seem like it. Even though my family is so big, I still love all of them with all of my heart. I’m so thankful to have all of them in my life. My biggest thanks has to go to my dad and stepmom. They do so much for me and my siblings and for that, I give them my biggest thanks of all.

My family and myself enjoy each Thanksgiving a different way every year. Whether it being who we are with or where we are traveling. This year, we are going to Tennessee to celebrate the holiday. We are staying a total of two weeks and having a total of three Thanksgivings.

I like to believe one person can change change another’s life with even the smallest act of kindness. I know for a fact my family has impacted mine, and I hope that one day I can say the same for myself. I am so thankful to have each and everyone of them in my life.