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.

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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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