More Than A Holiday


My boyfriend jokes with me that every holiday is my favorite holiday. Presidents Day, Earth Day, Tax Day… to an extent I do enjoy celebrations, but Thanksgiving is at the top of that list.

Drinking my uncle’s homemade wine made with grapes found in my families backyard and piling green chile mashed potatoes onto my plate might be some of my years most anticipated moments.

Underneath the apple pie crust and warm fuzzy feeling you get when surrounded by friends and family, I challenge you to make a conscious effort to be thankful all days of the year and not just on Thanksgiving.

Instead of a new gym membership, make a commitment to give thanks or be thankful for the people and things around you. Two years ago, I made this commitment to myself and practice it as often as possible. I’m thankful to have traveled, been given the opportunity to attend a four-year university, have a family who will support my dreams, a roof over my head, shoes to cover my feet, even tough love from my sibling.

I am thankful.

Make the commitment every day to find something to be thankful for. Even on days where it seems nothing is going right. The sun is in the sky and your feet are still moving forward. Be thankful. We are only given so much time, appreciate it and keep moving forward. We only limit our potentials if we don’t acknowledge the things we have now whether they are few or many.

Author: nmsuroundup

The student voice of New Mexico State University since 1907.

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