Giving Thanks, Finding Hope

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Thanksgiving is a time when we reflect on all the blessings that have been given to us throughout the year. It is a beautiful holiday because it fosters the humility and gratitude that all of us fortunate people need to have.

We are grateful to have the chance to get a college education. We are grateful for those people who believed in us when others did not, and maybe when we did not believe in ourselves either. We are grateful for family and friends, food, water and clothing. We wake up in the morning and are ultimately grateful to be alive.

However, this particular Thanksgiving is special.

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Thankful for Thanksgiving and so much more

Student Life packed the Hawk’s Nest for another successful – and delicious – Thanksgiving Feast. Hy-Vee catered the event, serving up turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, and of course, pumpkin pie. Staff and faculty donated baskets for a silent auction that was held, with proceeds going to United Way. Students waiting in line had an opportunity to view items in the baskets, write down their bids, and hope, with a thankful heart, to be the highest bidder. Continue reading “Thankful for Thanksgiving and so much more”

A time to give thanks, a time to give back

This is the time of year where many people look forward to the feast of Thanksgiving, the gathering of family, and the holiday sales that follow. Families are busy planning how best to cook their turkey, who will make the best cranberries, stuffing, or pumpkin pie, and where everyone should sit when they invade your home on Thanksgiving. But what about the families who can’t afford such a feast? Continue reading “A time to give thanks, a time to give back”

Thanksquizzing: Are you prepared for Thanksgiving?

We have all been there. It is Thanksgiving Day and all you want to do is eat and then possibly take a nap. But before this can take place, you must answer hundreds of questions that are put forth by your extended family. They are like the answer seeking troll guarding the bridge that leads to the cranberry sauce. Here are two popular questions you will most likely hear this year and some answer suggestions to help move the night along. Continue reading “Thanksquizzing: Are you prepared for Thanksgiving?”