Sean Webb ponders the spirit of Thanksgiving

Every New Year’s Eve, we make New Year resolutions about how we will better ourselves in the coming year, but why does it seem like the spirit of Thanksgiving gets lost?<br/>

This year, I think it’s time we stop and really think about how lucky we are to have the opportunities we do in life, as well as the opportunities we have as students at Baker University.

Too often, I feel like people take education, other people and even each and every day they live for granted.

At Baker, we have the benefit of professors who make it their goal each day to help us learn and better understand the world we are part of. Whether it’s the workings of the human body, how to speak a different language or how to take an integral in math, our professors are here to help us understand.<br/>

Instead of being thankful for your education when it lands you a job someday, be thankful for it this Thanksgiving.

Be thankful for your friends and the relationships you have formed in your life, not because of what your friends give you, but rather for what the friendship gives you.<br/>

It’s easy to take friends for granted when they give us stuff, but think about the fact that your friendships provide you an opportunity to influence someone else and give something to others.

Be thankful for the opportunity to be part of friendships that allow you to be involved in someone else’s life.

Most importantly, be thankful for the opportunity to live each and every day you are here on Earth.

Every day provides you a chance to better yourself, to learn something new and to positively impact the lives of others.

I’m not saying being thankful is easy, because it’s not, but it is necessary.<br/>

I would like to take the opportunity to say I am thankful for my professors who make it their job to help me learn.

I am thankful for all of my friends and the opportunity to be involved in their lives. And I am thankful for the chance to wake up every morning and try to learn and make the world a better place.

So, this Thanksgiving, before you partake of the feast and football, pause, and truly think about your life and be thankful for what you have.

You may be surprised at all there is to be thankful for.