Good Grief or Good Gratitude? Reply


Kristen Fernandez

The smell of pumpkin pie is in the air and a fall breeze is here. The Peanuts Gang is rounding the corner and that can only mean one thing. This month on the 26th, Thanksgiving will arrive once again, bringing its festivities along.

“I am excited to see all my family in one place,” said seventh grader Justin Samone.

An eighth grader, Samuel Elly, said he was most excited for eating. Many different people have different things they are looking forward to for the upcoming holiday.

Gratitude is also a big part of Thanksgiving. Studies show the more grateful people are, the happier they usually are.

Barton Goldsmith Ph.D wrote in Psychology Today, “Creating the habit of gratitude is something that will serve you in all areas of your life. Those who are grateful have less resentment and are usually happier people.  

Studies also show that the people who express more gratitude toward the people in their lives tend to strengthen their relationships.  “For example, a study of couples found that individuals who took time to express gratitude for their partner not only felt more positive toward the other person but also felt more comfortable expressing concerns about their relationship,” according to Harvard Health Publication.

“I am grateful for a roof over my head.” said eighth grader Ivy Ly. Another eighth grader Andrew Seing said he was grateful for life. Gratitude still plays a large role in life even to kids.

Another event sure to bring high spirits to this holiday is the annual Charlie Brown movies come year round. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving will be airing on Tuesday, November 24th on ABC to spread the cheer of this classic tale.

Thanksgiving will be arriving soon and with it will be endless fun!

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