When the fourth Thursday in November draws near, it is always a perfect time to remember what you are thankful for- Not just what the pilgrims had to be happy about, but things that really affect our lives. For me, this always brings back memories of my family. Although they certainly aren’t always the people I wish were around, I don’t know what I would do without them. For every moment of my short life, both of my parents have been there to support and take care of me. Even at times when they haven’t been in the best situation, they still put me and my family first. Also, my three brothers and one sister could never be replaced- It is so much better to have them to hang out with than to be an only child.

Even though I usually end up taking it for granted, living here in College Station as a citizen of the United States of America is also one of the best things that has ever happened to me. As it is, I have all the rights of a citizen (free education, eventually the right to vote, freedom of religion, etc.) and am also able to enjoy all the benefits of living in a not-too-big city. For instance, the Brazos and Navasota rivers are both within only a 20 minute drive so I can enjoy the outdoors any time I feel the urge. Just thinking about what life would be like living in some less fortunate country makes me forever grateful for my home here in America.


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