What Are Binghamton University Students Thankful For?
Posted by Lauren Kidd on November 20, 2020
Though Thanksgiving may look a little different this year, there is still much to be thankful for. I will miss having a big family dinner, but at least I know that my family will be safe. Now more than ever, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the things that matter most. Here is a look at what Binghamton students are thankful for this year.
“I’m thankful for my family and, recently, I just got a job. I was able to purchase a puppy, so I’m thankful for my boy, Melo.”
“I’m most thankful for just being surrounded by family. In times like these -- the times that we’re in -- it’s just so heartwarming to have family around that you know are healthy, at least for now. It’s nice to be able to spend some type of holiday with them.”
“I’m thankful for all of my friends. They’ve really come through and been vital for me for not only finding happiness, but remaining motivated throughout the semester and the pandemic.”
“The pretty cliche things, but they mean the most, especially this year with everything going on. So, my family and my health. I feel with COVID and everything, it’s shown you who actually matters in your life and who you truly care about.”
“I would say family, my support system. I think they’ve helped me a lot, to get to the stage I’m at now. I’m thankful and grateful for them, even though I’m not able to express that every day.”
“I'm so thankful for the people that I've met, especially coming to Binghamton, and also my family. They really shaped me into a better person, the person I am today.”
“Right now, I'm most thankful for my health and the health of others, as we've been fortunate enough to -- not necessarily avoid COVID, because I actually did have it earlier in the semester -- but overcome the obstacles that COVID provided for us. My mom and dad both have been healthy, as well as my grandparents, so that's something I'm also thankful for.”
“With the pandemic going on, I’m definitely thankful for my health. I’m glad that I’ve been in a position where I can stay healthy and maintain that.”
Lauren Kidd is an intern in the Office of Media and Public Relations, and a senior majoring in creative writing and minoring in graphic design. She loves photography, writing and listening to music.
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