Winter 3, Lynn Lovegreen

What I’m Thankful For

It’s a crazy world, and it’s easier for me to make a list of things that I’m NOT thankful for—which means it’s a really good time to step back and think carefully about what I AM thankful for. We need to remember that there’s still a lot of good in the world. This isn’t comprehensive, but a few things I am thankful for right now. I hope this inspires you to make your own list.

  1. As always, I am thankful for my wonderful family—they keep me grounded and love me no matter what.
  1. I am thankful for my friends, especially my friends who push me to try greater things, whether I think I’m ready or not. 
  1. I am thankful for good books that give me new ways of seeing the world.
  1. I am thankful for a warm house and hot tea on cold mornings.
  1. I am thankful for living in Alaska, a place of beautiful landscapes and independent yet friendly people.
  1. I am thankful for the American democracy that encourages us not to settle for what is, but reach out for what is best for all of us.
  1. I am thankful for people who try to change the world to make things fairer and greener and better for their neighbors near and far.

What are you thankful for? Answer in the comment section, or post your own list on social media!

I love to share my passion for Alaska and its history in my writing for young adults and their grown ups.

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