I have lots of privileges because I live in the United States.
Freedom of speech in the U.S.A. is great! I have the power to tell
our president I don’t like something. I have freedom to be whom I
want to be when I grow up. I can work hard to earn money for my
savings. My friends and I can vote when we are 18. In the U.S.A., we
have the right for a good education. In the Community Learning
Center, I get to study United States, go to class with third- and
fourth-graders and go on lots of field trips.
God has blessed me with many opportunities. God has given me a
brother and sister to make my life happier. He has given me a lots of
friends like Ryan and Emma. They are my best friends. I am thankful
that God is with me.
Many of the things that I’m thankful come from my heart and my
brain. I am thankful for so many things, I couldn’t list them in a
The thing I think is the coolest thing about being thankful is
that you can’t stop being thankful for anything or anyone. The most
important thing to me is my family. I love my mom, dad, myself and my
sister. If we would all appreciate more of the things that should be
appreciated, think what the world would be like.
The things that I treasure aren’t even close to how much I love my
I will ask you one favor -- if you would be so kind to other
people and ask them to do the same and on and on, you will be
appreciated not just by me but many others and you will get PEACE ON
EARTH. I want you to think about what I said and you will see large
results very quick.
I am thankful for all the people that care for me. My mom makes me
wonderful meals, pasta and other yummy stuff. My dad plays Clue with
me and other games. My sister cares for me by comforting me when I am
sad. Adam is a great friend by running on the soccer field with me.
I am thankful for all the food and drinks that keep me alive. I
eat fruit, vegetables, grains and protein. Sometimes I have treats,
too. Anyway, protein helps your body grow strong and healthy. Protein
helps your body a lot and you could die without it. I am glad to have
protein in this world. Milk has protein in it. In fact, a lot of
things have protein in them. I am glad to have all these things to be
I am thankful for my mom and dad. I am also thankful for God and
hospitals and the loving care they give us.
But how would we get a good education without school? I’m also
thankful for trees which give us clean air. But we forgot something
important: Earth. Without Earth we wouldn’t be here. The environment!
How could we forget the environment? Without the environment, the
world would be very polluted. But what about the ocean? Without the
ocean, there would be no salt and not a lot of water on the planet.
Oh, I forgot! I can’t believe that I forgot food and life. I mean,
without life, we wouldn’t even be here, and without food, we would be
dead at the age of 12 months or even younger!
I am also thankful for clothes, because how would you like to walk
around naked? And without those wonderful trips that I take with my
family, how would I know the bigger world away from Laguna Beach?
And toys. Without toys, how would you play with anything? One more
thing -- our houses. Without houses, we would have to live in the
street. I am thankful for many things. Are you?
Things I appreciate are my community, education, food and family.
I’m thankful for my community because, without it, I wouldn’t be able
to enjoy different people that care about me.
One of the other things I am thankful for is education.
I’m thankful for education because without education I would
probably be stupid. Also, because of the teachers that make my life
special. One thing I can’t forget is food. I’m thankful for food
because we won’t starve. I can enjoy a different variety and some
foods are healthy. Last, but not least, my family. I am thankful for
my family because they’re the people that care about me the most. My
parents and grandparents are the ones that love me extremely, but my
younger brothers are more like playmates.
The world, its beauty, the people among it and their giving to the
earth are all so wonderful, though some do not know all that they are
thankful for. Thinking of this, I realize all things I am thankful
Some of the most important things to me are my family. My mother,
I am thankful for her because, as you and I know, mothers do mostly
everything for others, and my mother is a person like that. My dad,
he is so fun and loving. My sister, Mara, is fun and playful, even
though she can be a brat. Zachary, my brother, I am so thankful for
him because he his my twin.
Often I stop and remember how grateful I am to have friends and
family. I am truly grateful for the food I have to keep me alive.
Every day I stop and see how thankful I am to have shelter.
The world, its beauty, the people among it and their giving to the
earth makes me thankful every day.
There are so many things in this world to be thankful for. I would
like to write about a few of the most important things.
I am thankful for my mom. She always listens to me and teaches me
lots of things. I am thankful for my dad. He coaches my soccer team
and he is a cool dad. I am thankful for my sister. She is my best
friend. We spend a lot of time playing together. One of our favorite
games is playing checkers.
I am thankful for having a warm, safe place to live with my
family. Our house has a great yard to play in. I am thankful for
having enough food to eat and clean water to drink. I know that some
people in the world do not have enough food and clean water.
I am thankful for having clean clothes. I am thankful for going to
a fun school where I learn math, reading, writing and spelling. These
are just a few of the things I am thankful for. It is important for
me to remember this, so I don’t take these things for granted.
There once was a boy walking down the street, and he thought that
he had nothing to be thankful for.
One day, I met the boy Downtown and I told them that he had so
many things to be thankful for. Then he just ran off, and I ran after
him. We sat down on a bench, and I told him a story. Two minutes
later he said, “I have so many things to be thankful for.”
The boy ran off again, but this time I did not run after him. The
boy told his friends the story. It was told again and again.
The story I told that boy was about the things I am thankful for.
I told him about my family and people who love me. Everyday I am
happy to be surrounded by them. I also told him that we like to eat
together and tell stories at the table.
I talked about having a warm and cozy house filled with laughter.
I said I was thankful to have my things to play with when I need
them. I am thankful because I have my health, which keeps me alive.
I am thankful that I told that boy the story, because it helped
him remember what he can be thankful for, and it helped me remember,
The Happy Lucky ME!
I am thankful for
Having a family that loves me,
For living in a safe place, for having good food and water,
For being healthy,
For knowing how to read, spell, and speak different languages
I am thankful for
Having for many talents,
For not being intimidated by what other people think,
For having for many people think fondly of me,
For being able to travel and go to exotic places.
I am thankful for
Having advantages that other people do not have,
For having the greatest teacher in the world,
For having the chance to be able to play on the basketball team
but being able to decline and not doing it.
I am thankful for everything I have around me.
I’m thankful for my family because they care for me and I feel
safe from that. My friends make me laugh a lot and they’re kind to
me, so I’m thankful for them, too.
The house I live in gives me shelter and warmth, so I’m glad I
have that. School helps me learn important things, as in history and
math, which means I’m thankful for that, also.
The world around me is wonderful, such as the animals that go with
it, so I’m thankful for that, too. And without clothes, I’d be cold
in the winter.
I bet I couldn’t live a day without food because I eat too much,
so I’m thankful for that.
Can life get any better than that? Without any of them, I might be
dead! Some kids don’t realize how much they have and just care about
toys, instead of all those things they should.
In conclusion, I’m thankful for many things such as friends,
family, food, shelter and a brain. Some people don’t have any of
I’m thankful for my family because they are the people who
comforted and created me. I’m also thankful for technology because if
people didn’t invent electricity, houses, cars, TVs, telephones and
radios, our world would be different.
I don’t want to be cold, hungry and wondering if I’m safe. I
appreciate animals and plants because they help us survive, even
though I feel bad.
I’m grateful for health because that is what keeps everything
alive, even though it can have side effects.
I’m happy that I can do things other people can’t do because if
everyone could only do the same things nothing would be unique.
I’m thankful for clothes because things would be a LOT different,
but also they keep us warm.
Last of all, I’m thankful for life because that’s what made all of
There are so many wonderful and incredible things that I am
To begin with, I am very thankful for my mom, Sylvia. She cares
and plays with me, and that’s a great person I am thankful for. My
dad is very loving and caring. He is very nice and generous. My other
family members are also very special. My cousins, uncles and aunts
are very loving to me. Other family members that I am very grateful
for are my pets. I have two cats, Oliver and Miss Whiney, my hamster,
Little Bill, and my beta fish, Ocean.
Each day I love to be with my friends. They are exciting and
I love the Earth and all living things. I am grateful for
medicine, doctors and hospitals, good water supply and food for our
good health and needs. I’m very impressed that there are good
organizations to help poor people and children all over the world.
I’m grateful to have freedom in our country.
Finally, I’m thankful God gave me a wonderful life to enjoy and be
I am thankful to be living in the U.S.A. because we are free. I am
sorry that other countries are not free. Freedom means a lot of
different things to me.
I am thankful that I am not a slave. Slavery means that some
people control other people’s lives and thoughts and how they act. I
am lucky that I live in a country that is free and that I am allowed
to think and act how I want.
I am thankful for my mom, dad and sister. My family is very
important to me because they care for me and love me. My parents
teach me to do my personal best, including eating right and doing my
homework correctly. We support each other in everything we do. If I
didn’t have my family, I don’t know what I would do.
I am thankful that I can choose my own religion. In other
countries people who practice their own religion can be killed.
And all of these things make my life the best!
I am thankful for a house to live in. I also am thankful for a
loving, caring mother, a cool, loving dad, an energetic, funny
brother, my fun and loving step-dad, and I am blessed with three
crazy step-sisters and a cool step-mom.
I am really thankful to have two wonderful grandparents on four
sides of my parents and step-parents. I’m thankful for a God to make
beautiful glittery shiny stars at night for me to see and a bright
sun to wake me up in the morning. I’m thankful for three meals a day
that some people don’t get to have. I’m so blessed to have a closet
loaded with clothes and shoes. I am appreciative that I have all the
extras, too, like my television and nail polish, curlers, make-up,
dolls, toys and everything a room to sleep in and blankets to keep me
I’m thankful for friends and the best teacher in the world to play
and teach me. I thankful for being alive on this beautiful fun planet