This month's blog is brought to you by my 9 year old daughter. She loves writing, and when I asked if she would like to be my "guest blogger" she jumped at the chance. I'm so proud of her and grateful for her help!
Thanksgiving All Year Long
- By Gabriella Giordano
Everyone probably already knows what they are eating for Thanksgiving. It usually is turkey, gravy and mashed potatoes. And some kind of vegetable and cornbread. (Mashed potatoes is my favorite.) And lots of desserts.
But Thanksgiving is so much more. To me, Thanksgiving is all about spending time with my family and thinking about what I am thankful for. I am thankful for having a wonderful my mom and dad. I am also thankful for my little sister, Francesca, who I teach lots of things to. I am thankful for my whole family: my grandparents, aunts, uncles and little cousins. And my best friend, Caitlin, and my nanny Katie and babysitter Amy. I am so thankful for having food and clothes, and also for living in the United States and going to school. I am also thankful that I get to do Irish Step Dancing and swim on two swim teams.
Also it’s a time to think about people who don’t have as much as we do. I feel sad for those people. Sometimes if you are a kid, you may not think you can do anything to help people. But you can. You can help people everyday! Here is a list of some of the things I kids can do to help people:
- Help your parents cook dinner and bring it to someone who needs it.
- Bring flowers to sick people.
- Sing to people to make them happy.
- Send something like gift baskets to the U.S.Troops.
- Help your younger sister or brother with their homework.
- Be kind to someone who is new in school.
This week is Thanksgiving and I will be helping my mom make cornbread and mash potatoes. My sister and I will make place cards and put them at everyone’s seat. Then this weekend we are going with my mom to deliver some clothes that don’t fit us anymore to Gifts of Love. It is a place that gives clothes and food to people who need them. It makes me feel good to help people.
Maybe if you are a kid you can help someone this week. And then help someone else next week. And then someone else the next week. Before you know it you will be helping someone every week! You will be doing something kind to help others and remember Thanksgiving all year long.