Thanksgiving, an American holiday either beloved (because of the food) or hated (because Columbus was actually a total dick.) Either way, almost every American celebrates Thanksgiving. And weather you care about Columbus or not, I for one will not give him Thanks.
But there is a HUGE group of people that I am thankful for, and they don't even know me.
Sounds weird right? Yes, yes, I am extremely thankful for my family who I can not live without, my friends who made me who I am today (P.S. Im fun AF), and my boyfriend who knows exactly what to do to make me smile.
Im sure most of us have very similar lists. But, in a world currently racked by fear, confusion, and terror, my BIGGEST THANKS this year goes out to the troops currently fighting for us, a whole ocean away.
There are thousands of Americans, men, women, mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, siblings, who are completely missing this day with their families. They haven't seen them in months and every day their loved ones wake up with a knot in their stomach, wondering if this is the day their world will shatter around them.
So, I dedicate my thanksgiving and all my thanks to those people who are sacrificing everything because they believe people they don't even know deserve a life free of constant violence and fear.
I dedicate my thanks to the families that have to stay home. That have to wait and hope and pray their loved ones return safe.