I am thankful for the wonderful people around me that teach me love, care, openness, compassion, and patience.I am thankful for all the opportunities that have come my way and all that I’ve learned in seizing them.
I am thankful for the people that have pushed me to become better, have believed in my potential, and have helped sharpen this dull pencil.
I am not thankful for a world where persecution, discrimination, bigotry, and hate exists.
I am not thankful for the genocide and murder that persists.
I am not thankful for poverty, war, injustice, greed, selfishness, inhumanity…
I will, however, forever be thankful for the chance to do something about it, however puny my contribution may be.