Don’t let their game faces fool you, the staff of The Rambler has plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
First, I am very thankful for my editor-in-chief, Lucas Buseck, for editing my articles before they are published. Without him I would look illiterate and most surely would be the laughingstock of the journalism crew. Secondly, I am thankful for my older bother, who passes on to me his wisdom and knowledge. When I am in doubt or in need of anything, I can always count on my brother for advice. He has helped me thousands of times in the past, and I’m sure he will help me a thousand more by the time I graduate college. Lastly, I am thankful for my parents, who are taking me on vacation this Thanksgiving, and as a result I will be missing swim practice. There is nothing worse than swimming laps in the pool, so I can’t thank my parents enough for taking me to Aruba as my teammates are hard at work.
You may not be, but I am thankful for snow. Sometimes, snow gives me an excuse to do nothing. For example: “Hey Lucas, would you like to come over and chill with me?” “Naw, man, um, the roads, they’ll be, like, really bad and stuff and, uhh yea, I think it’s just a not good idea.” Conversely, snow also gives me something to do from time to time. For example: “Hey Lucas, wanna go skiing with me!? There’s so much fresh snow; it’ll be so sick!” “Oh, bruh, for sure! Gnarly!” Finally, snow is also aesthetically pleasing to my eyes. For example: “Wow, that snow is pretty.” So yeah, thanks, snow.
You don’t know what you have until its gone, so I don’t know what I’m thankful for. If I had to say something about what I’m thankful for, I would say I was thankful for my friends and family. But I don’t know what it would be like without them, so having them around is just standard. Maybe if I lost them, I would realize how much I took for them for granted, but now, I don’t know. Truly I am thankful for my car, my warm clothes, my debit card, and my large house. It’s not what you want to hear, but I’m sure most people think the same.
There is a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. Thanksgiving is a time when I like to thank God for everything in my life. He has blessed me with a loving family, a warm home, great friends, and all of the basic necessities I need to live a happy and comfortable life. This Thanksgiving I thank God for all of these things, but I especially thank Him for all of the opportunities I have in my life. So many doors have been opened to me thanks to God and the support of my family. I am especially thankful for the opportunity to attend Cathedral Prep because my experiences here have been amazing, and I will never forget all of the advantages a Prep education has given me. I hope to carry the lessons I have learned at Prep into a successful future. If I didn’t go to Prep, I wouldn’t have the opportunity to write for this amazing publication!
I am thankful for many things in my life. One thing that I am thankful for which most likely everyone is thankful for is my family. My family means a lot to me, has a huge impact on my life, and will always be there for me. Some other things that I am extremely thankful for are the various opportunities that I have had in my life. One opportunity is to be able to attend Cathedral Prep for the past four years.The education that I have received here is tremendous, and it will genuinely help me not only in the near future when I am in college but for the rest of my life.
I am thankful for my grandparents. I am thankful for my grandparents because they adopted me. I am also thankful that they sent me to Prep and have gone out of their way to give me an enjoyable life. I am thankful for the opportunities I have been given. I am thankful for all of the things I have in life that the less fortunate do not. Lastly, I am thankful for the friends I have surrounded myself with.
I am thankful for my parents and the fact that they sent me to Prep. My parents have made countless sacrifices to put me through private schools. I am thankful that I can trust my parents, and that they would do absolutely anything for me. I don’t know where I would be today if they didn’t send me to Prep. Things would be completely different. I can’t thank them enough for all they have done for me, and I am very appreciative of them.
I am thankful for a million things, things that I don’t even find to be thankful for but I should be. I am thankful for my family, my friends, my talents, and my future. My family has always been there for me in times of need. My friends always know how to have a good time even when we have nothing to do. Being able to draw, play soccer, or being a leader is something I don’t take for granted. As of right now though the most important thing I am grateful for is my future. I have been accepted into Kent State and plan on majoring in entrepreneurship next year. My future is there and all I have to do is grab it, which I plan on taking advantage of because my dream is to change the world. Hopefully people will see their potential and realize they should be thankful for what they can do because everyone should be able to say, “I made it.”
I am thankful for my mother. She is great, and I really love her with all of my heart. She makes my bed and does the laundry all the time, and I think that is super terrific. She is one person that I certainly could not lose and I am positive that if I did not have her in my life, I would be absolutely lost. My mom is my absolute rock, and everything that I look up to be. That is weird seeing that she is a female and I am a male but my mom is definitely my inspiration behind everything I do.
Everyone is thankful for their parents, families, homes, lives, girlfriends, Ryan Gosling, etc., but what other things are people thankful for that they don’t usually express? For me personally, I am thankful for a lot of things, and I am able to express my thanks during the wonderful and aesthetic time of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving dinner is one of the things I’m most thankful for, duh. Once a year I am able to chow down on a meal around my family and not get made fun of. You have to take advantage of that. I’m also thankful for those random likes on Instagram I get from random people I don’t know. Thank you for boosting my self confidence, random creeper. While we’re on the topic of social networks, I am thankful for any time someone retweets or favorites my tweets. Thanks to anyone who has ever done so. Obviously I’m thankful for the little things in life too, such as lady bugs, thumbtacks, and stamps.
As the Thanksgiving holiday nears, students like me are continually bombarded by teachers to write about what they are thankful for. Obviously there will be the canned responses like family, friends, and going to Prep. While I am thankful for those things, there are some things that get overlooked because they are so simple. Since we live in the U.S., we take some things for granted, like cell phones and food. So to skip over stuff that we all know that we are thankful for everyday, I think the one thing that I am truly thankful for is that I am getting a fantastic education that will prepare me for the future here at Prep.
I am thankful for my pancreas. The pancreas is a gland near the small intestine which regulates enzymes in the bloodstream, easing the digestion process. It mainly works to eliminate carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids. Without it, I would die. Thank you, pancreas.
I am thankful for my friends and family. Without them I would have no one to go to when I needed help. I am thankful for my coaches for my various sports teams. Without them I would not be successful, and I would not be pushed to excellence. I am thankful for the teachers and staff at Cathedral Prep. Without them I would not be as successful in school, and I would not have gotten into the colleges that I desired to attend. I am thankful for Sean Taylor for being a good friend, and for always contributing a little humor to even the dullest of conversations. I am thankful for Mr. Hubert for making The Rambler possible and teaching us all the necessary techniques to write.
What am I thankful for? It’s a question which is asked quite often at this time of the year with Thanksgiving coming up. Most people give the average answer about family and about the friends that they have, and I suppose that does apply to myself to an extent as well. Although there are more things that I am thankful for than those, something which I can actually strongly believe in. I know that a lot of other people who try to get “creative” are only half-hearted in their answers, and honestly, that’s their problem. Not mine.
I’m thankful for what my skills are. I’ve been very good with a few specific subjects and skills that other people do not reach at the age I am at, and I am extremely thankful for that. It’s something that sets me apart from others. I honestly don’t like people. I’ve always liked being alone rather than being with others. For this reason, I don’t have too many friends, and I absolutely hate social events. I’m proud of this though. I’m proud to be what I am today, although it may be looked on badly by some other people. I’m different, and I am thankful for being that way. I don’t want to be the mill of the crowd. I don’t want to be the same as everyone, and I don’t want to care about the things that people usually do such as sports.
*Connor Van Hove
Regrettably, Connor was not in school this week to contribute his Thanksgiving thoughts, but the staff of The Rambler figures he’s thankful to be somewhere warm this holiday season.