By Avery Delgadillo
As college students, we tend to be grateful for the more simple things in life such as: sleep, free t-shirts, an ‘A’ on an assignment we pulled an all-nighter for, finally learning to managing our time half way through the semester or earning that sought after internship. Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our lives, give thanks to the people that surround us and the opportunities presented to us throughout the year. Our personal and academic accomplishments are small battles won against all the obstacles we face in life, but what would a win be if we could not celebrate with the people we are most thankful for: our family.
Since I can empathize with the college crowd, I wanted to see if our parents were as thankful for us as we are for them—and their delicious Thanksgiving food. So, I asked a few of my friends parents, “What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?”
“Well… I’m thankful for my beautiful family because without them, I would not have the drive to be as successful as I am. I do everything for them.” –M.C.
“I’m thankful that my son and I are in good health. I’m also thankful that he will now be able to pay some of his bills since he is graduating in December (looks at son with one eyebrow raised).” –J.G.
“I’m grateful that all of my family is safe and healthy. I’m proud that my daughter is an inspiration to her younger brothers to stay focused in school.” –F.A.
“This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for my family. God has blessed me with a strong marriage, smart children and a prosperous business.” –Y.T.
Each parent, without a doubt is in love with his or her family and if one puzzle piece went missing, how would that affect their world?
Drunk driving is unfortunately a frequent occurrence during the school semester but it is heightened during the holiday season. Make the right decision not to drink and drive so you can make it home to momma’s cooking this holiday season. Enjoy the holiday break to relax with family, send yourself into a food coma and binge watch all your favorite shows. If you or a friend have been drinking, do not think to drive; have someone who has not been drinking drive you home or call can Uber (if you can’t afford the Uber bill, you won’t like what a DWI will cost you).
Christmas is just around the corner and a DWI will only put you on the naughty list—with your parents and the law. Happy Holidays!
Leaf photo by Jason Devaun