For college students, Thanksgiving represents a calm before the stress of finals season hits us.
It is our chance to catch up on sleep and Netflix before studying for finals and spending long nights in Dulaney-Browne Library. It also is a time of year when we are reminded of the things we are thankful for.
Let’s take a moment to think about all the things we should be thankful for as students.
While we might spend some of our scarce free time complaining about issues such as tuition prices and food service quality, at least we have the opportunity to attend college at all. That is not something every one in the world gets to do.
Throughout this semester, we have made new friends and may even think of them as part of our family.
We should be thankful we have a home to go to for Thanksgiving break. For those of us who live out of state or out of country who can’t go home, be thankful that we have somewhere to stay.
We might complain about the quality of university housing, but at least we have roofs over our heads and heat to keep us warm while in our beds.
Even though finals are approaching and some students might be stressing about project due dates, at least we have faculty who are willing to share their knowledge with us and give us an opportunity to learn.
The Wi-Fi might give out every now and then, but at least we have devices to keep us connected to the world around us.
Our families sometimes drive us crazy, but we should all be thankful we have family.
As members of the campus community we have a lot to be thankful for, and the blessings can be seen all around us.
This Thanksgiving, take a moment to look around and count all the things you might take for granted.
Happy Thanksgiving, Stars!