Weekly Feature

2017-11-01 / Lifestyles

Students, adults share what they’re thankful for

Youth and adults living in the Town of Amherst were recently asked, “As our national holiday of Thanksgiving approaches, what are you thankful for?” Here are their responses:

• Karen, adult: “While it sounds cliché, I am thankful every day for the health and happiness of my family. The older I get, the more I am sensitive to mortality, and I relish the ability to be active with my family in a positive way.”

• Kathy, adult: “After spending many days over the past few months at the Elderwood Nursing Home on Bassett Road and Roswell Park Cancer Institute with family members, I am so thankful for the medical and facility staff at each, and their knowledge and dedication.”

• Jane, age 12: “Some kids don’t have the opportunity to go to school or camp or even have food and clothes. I know not to take things for granted.” • Sylvia, age 14: “I am thankful for my house and belongings since people in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico have had their homes destroyed by hurricanes this year.”

• Nickolas, age 15: “I am very thankful for my family and all they have done for me. I am also thankful for my dog, Max.”

• Maygha, age 14: “Every morning I wake up and shower and am able to choose an outfit from an overflowing closet. Then I eat a full breakfast, lunch and dinner, and am able to go to sleep feeling safe. I am thankful for all.”

• Dina, age 15: “I am thankful that I have the opportunity to help others in the community and offer my service to the town and those in need.” • Elaina, age 15: “I am thankful for my family, friends, my wonderful school district and this community that always help me succeed.”

• David, age 16: “I believe that the choices I make are a result of good people influencing me. I am thankful for these good people in my family, school and community.”

• Chaewon, age 17: “I am so grateful for the time and effort everyone in this community puts in to help those who need help and support. It may be mowing your neighbor’s lawn or another act of kindness.”

Please send comments to the Amherst Task Force for Healthy Community Healthy Youth at dfcgrant@amherst.ny.us.

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