As the fall season rolls around people begin to start thinking about what they are thankful for. The classics are family, friends, and food. While those are great blessings that some of us have the privilege to have, not everyone has those. Not everyone has a family to gather with on Thanksgiving, and for some people gathering with your family is a burden. Some of us don’t realize how great we have it and how blessed we are, and we end up taking these things for granted. Here at Everything Agriculture, we are thankful for the opportunities and blessings that we have been able to pursue. So in the spirit of the season here are 8 things from the list of millions of things we are thankful for.
This goes for agriculture educators and educators in general. They have to put up with sometimes up to 100 kids on a daily basis, teaching them, guiding them, mentoring them, and most of the time they are not thanked. As students, we don’t realize that teachers have more going on than teaching a couple of classes. They take the time out of their busy schedule to help you when you need it, they could have chosen many other career paths, but instead, they chose to make a difference. For that, we thank you, teachers.
H- hard workers
Policemen, firefighters, fast food workers, nurses, waitresses, truck drivers, mechanics, paramedics, and more, are people who don’t always get to go home and sit around the table with there family and enjoy a meal. They are working and caring for us to make sure that we are safe and that we get to enjoy the time together, even if they are making a huge sacrifice.
Where would we be without agriculture? Naked and Afraid. This question is well known in the agricultural community. It’s clever and kinda funny but what many don’t know is it is the truth. Agriculture has such a huge impact on our culture, lifestyle, and economy. Without agriculture, there would be numerous deaths from starvation and malnutrition. If you have clothes on your back and you’re not starving you should be thankful for ag and the farmers who work through the holiday season to provide the food.
The word network is usually associated with social media and the internet. While this is one way of thinking the actual definition of a network is a group or system of interconnected people or things. So while we should be very thankful for wifi and the world wide web, the more important network is the one that surrounds us. Our friends and family that support us and make us laugh. I am personally thankful for my family, my FFA family, and my Everything Agriculture family.
In a recent article, we wrote about the kindness example shown at National Convention by some FFA members. This is just one example of the kindness that takes place in the world. In a society, with negative newsfeeds filling our phones, computers, and newspapers it is hard to see the light in the world. For every negative comment or action in the world, there are 5 positives acts that overpower the negativity. There are kind people out there who hold the door for you, pay the extra $2 that you can’t find, let you over in traffic, or just simply say good morning when you pass them on the road. The good in the world is something to be thankful for.
Here at Everything Agriculture, we practice positive patriotism. We support and are passionate about the men and women who sacrifice their lives to serve our country. We are thankful for the past, present and future brave souls that see a need and fill the position. We would personally like to thank our team member who has volunteered to serve our country. Thank you to those who keep us safe.
Whether you live in the United States of America or a country on the other side of the world, we all strive for one thing; peace. We all want the general same things. We are all humans. This should be enough to give everyone a sense of unity but some societies have even more unity. Religious groups, relief organizations, advocates, student-led organizations, all have a common interest that gives them a unifying characteristic. The feeling of knowing you are not working on a goal alone, that you have thousands of supporters is a feeling to definitely be thankful for.
In a world of hate and anger, love is something hard to come by. As the news covers nightly there are hate crimes that seem to happen daily. But, just because negativity is all we hear about doesn’t mean that’s all that is happening. There are acts of love that are shown towards strangers every day. The love that is shown from family members, from friends, from strangers, from some random person on the computer. Love is a wonderful thing, love can change people, love makes a difference. In this cold world, every little movement of love is one step towards a more kind and loving world. Love is something to be thankful for.
Thank you all for reading and following our page. I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving! Thank you and God Bless!
Vice President/Editor for Everything Agriculture