Isn’t it crazy to think that we are over halfway done with the fall semester? With this marks the beginning to some great end of the year holidays such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Our next break before finals week will be Thanksgiving break, and that is November 24-26. This is always the perfect time to go home and enjoy that gathering time of celebration with family.
Whenever I think of Thanksgiving, I think about the numerous things God has given me to be thankful for each year. It is always fun to hear all the interesting traditions that families do each year together. SNU senior Jade Kinnamon loves to be with her family on Thanksgiving. “My favorite tradition is Turkey Lurkey that my aunt and uncle started. It is like elf on a shelf but instead turkey for Thanksgiving. We also always pray before our Thanksgiving meal to show thanks,” said Kinnamon.
Depending on where you are from might depend on how you enjoy your Thanksgiving! SNU sophomore Kahea Wakinekona is from Alaska and has some different but fun traditions. “My family and I play football in the snow while wearing snowshoes. I also love the stuffing we make, as well as the spam fried rice,” says Wakinekona. In Oklahoma we see snow more during Christmas time, whereas Alaska receives snow all year round. However, no matter what state, we all come together with our families to enjoy quality time together.
Something special about Thanksgiving is that we can look back from the past year and show appreciation to all that God has given to us. That reflection makes me really appreciate the little things in life that I might normally not think about. I challenge you this year to write down all the things that you are thankful for from this past year. Then, share that with your family and challenge them to do so as well. It is a wonderful way to bond as a family as well as give our praises to the one and only creator. Happy holidays!!!!
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