By: Mackenzie Delp
On Thursday, November 26th families all over America will celebrate Thanksgiving. Students at Lenape tech will enjoy a small vacation from the 26th to the 1st to spend time with their families during this holiday. One of the more common events that takes place is people discussing what they are thankful for in their lives.
Whether it be something simple such as family or something more complex and personal, everyone normally shares their thanks during the feast that is on so many American household tables.
What is a thank you? When someone says “thank you,” they are expressing their gratitude towards someone, and this original “celebration of thanks” began with the pilgrims in Plymouth. Without the Native Americans the pilgrims would have most likely starved to death thus resulting in a feast to thank the Native Americans for providing them with the skills and methods to grow their own crops.
There are many different things that someone can be thankful for and many ways to express this. Ways to express your gratitude, someone could simply gather finished plates to clean or offer to refill to a finished drink. However, in some instances, words may go farther than actions. A few Lenape students were asked, “During Thanksgiving, when you’re surrounded by all your family, what are you the most thankful for?” Tyler Miller answered with, “Family time and getting to talk to people that I haven’t seen or talked to in a while.” Cameron Zimmerman responded with, “My Mother, she has always been there for me through the ups and downs. No matter how much we argue she is still there for me.” Jasmine Troyan said, “Spending time with my family.” Some people are thankful for very different things and that is a very common, and every circumstance in someone’s life can make them thankful for different things.