Rhea of Sunshine: the true meaning of Thanksgiving


Morgan Kong

In this weekly column, Wingspan staff reporter Rhea Advani provides her take on a variety of topics.

Rhea Advani, Staff Reporter

There’s only three more official days left of school until Thanksgiving break. Honestly, I don’t even know where the time has gone, but before we know it, we’re already going to be in the next semester and planning classes for the next school year.

But before we go there, as Thanksgiving is approaching, there’s a few things that I tend to breeze over when I really should be focusing on it. 

When I come together with my family for Thanksgiving, I think that everyone is so busy with all the cooking chaos and decoration, etc., that sometimes I forget what we’re doing it all for: family.

The definition of Thanksgiving is, “the expression of gratitude, especially to God and family.” We need to focus on what’s really important as the holidays start to approach, and put less focus on everything else and put a spotlight on what you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving. 

Some of us are not fortunate enough to still have our family around, but there is at least one thing that everyone is thankful for and we need to put that in high esteem. As long as we show our gratitude in one way or another, we’re setting ourselves up to having the best holidays ever.