Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
I hope you all have a wonderful time on this fine day!
As you all are familiar with, Thanksgiving is a time to feast and spend time with family and friends. It is the celebrated holiday, among others, to be grateful for what you have. Let's play a little game, then; it's simple. I want you all to post three things you're grateful for in the comments below and explain why. Afterward, I will give you a llama; just a lil' something.
What you're grateful for could be anything-- here, I'll go first.
I've heard a myriad of people complain about being the oldest, middle, or youngest child in the family. Personally, I am the oldest, but I am grateful for being so. It's true that my siblings and I get into fights here and there, but what can I say? That's what we like to call 'brotherly/sisterly love'. xD Ah, but it is not being the oldest sibling that I am entirely grateful for, although it does play a part; I'm grateful for having many siblings to look after. I'm grateful that I have the chance to help my family in the best way by setting the greatest examples and able to aid and help my siblings. I'm grateful that I have happy, funny, and smart siblings that will play and talk with me when nobody else will. I am grateful that, even though we've been through dark times, my siblings have stayed with me, and I have stayed with them, especially when it looked as though we would never see each other again. Our relationship is something to be cherished, and it wouldn't exist if I didn't have the wonderful brothers and sisters that I have now. I am so grateful for my wonderful family, who has encouraged me to fight for life, because life is worth living. I am so grateful for my family, of whom has made sure to have a roof over my head and food on the table. I am so grateful for my family, of whom loves me, and I love them. (dogs included
2.) Free Will/Thought
I cannot tell in detail what that terrible feeling in my chest feels like when I read or watched something containing restriction on education for women in other countries. Forced to work and obey terrible people, many women around the world don't get an ounce of the pleasures I do. For one, they do not have any education. Secondly, they have no way of knowing about the worlds outside of their own. Third, even if they do discover freedom, and they fight, they have a high possibility of dying for it. The anger and sadness I feel for those who have never had a taste of freedom is simply unbearable. To me, freedom is the most important thing needed in this life. By having the opportunity to learn and educate myself, I have been able to ponder and muse about the wonders of the universe, able to comprehend and perform actions many of my peers cannot. By having the opportunity to think of new worlds and express myself without becoming reprimanded, I have been able to do things many people around the world will never be able to do in their lifetime, given their circumstances. My heart aches for them, and my mind struggles to think of solutions; even so, I am grateful for freedom.
I have been to many websites here on the Internet. Some have made me laugh, others made my cry, and others were just things nobody should ever see.
Even so, when I first stumbled across DeviantArt, it was for a hilarious reason. Eventually, I began to post art and stories, gradually building up my skills through the kind compliments by amazing people. DeviantArt is possibly the nicest community I've been to here on the Internet. Nobody has insulted me, offended me, or bullied me in the slightest. Here is a website where you may express yourself and talk to people all over the world, of whom (often) share the same interests and likes with you. DeviantArt is where my freedom truly began to sprout; it's where my friendship with others truly took off; it's where my art and work was read and looked at by others--something I've always dreamed of-- and liked by; and for this, I am grateful.
Those are three things I am grateful for and explained for. Now it's your turn!
Fun Facts :.
Thanksgiving didn't become a national holiday until 1863. President Lincoln, shortly after the Civil War, found Thanksgiving as a great way to gather people together and lift their spirits, therefore declaring Thanksgiving as a national holiday.
Benjamin Franklin argued once that the turkey should be America's national bird, as America is home to many wild turkey. However, the bald eagle took the turkey's place. It's alright, Benjamin; the turkeys get a day of their own in November, and, not only that, there's a country named Turkey! xD
On the original Thanksgiving, only one wild turkey was served. Deer and fish were the main courses the Puritans and Wampanoag Indians ate!
Thank you all for your time, and have a delicious-turkey-eating day!