Being Thankful During the Holidays

I'm thinking about all the things I'm thankful for. With holidays coming up, it makes you reflect on all the good things. There are so many areas of my life that I could address, because my life is pretty great! What I'm really thankful for are my parents, basketball, and my dog Bella.

My parents are amazing. They really have my back on everything I want to do and that can help me in the future.

I really don't know what I wanna be yet besides a NBA basketball player, but I like to do a lot of other things like paint and write, and sometimes one of my favorite things is to make pancakes with Nutella.

My parents like doing a lot of outside activities. My dad goes fishing at least three times a week and my mom likes to horseback ride.

Brenton Banister

My parents come with “perks” because they're both barbers. They cut my hair whenever I like, but I'm growing my dreads out now, so I'm really thankful my parents accept my individuality and let me be myself. They're pretty cool like that.

They gave me a dog from the shelter. Her name is Bella. She's an 18-month-old Chihuahua. I love her. She loves me, too. Every time I do anything, she is always waiting for me. She even sits by my door until I finish school.

We all have so much to be thankful for. I asked my friend Eliduwan, “What are you thankful for?” He answered, “A roof over my head."

I asked why, just to dig a little deeper, and he said, “Because a lot of people don’t!” All I could think about was that homelessness still exists in 2020, but we have to be thankful anyway. Hope you all are thankful for what you have and enjoy a blessed holiday season.

By Brenton Banister

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