Otterbein Students: What I’m Thankful For

Posted Nov 23, 2021

By Bridget Oder ’23

At first glance, Thanksgiving looks like a table full of food. The mashed potatoes are glistening with butter, and the turkey is golden brown. If you look deeper, you see a family, gathered around the table, ready to enjoy the feast — but it’s more than just that. It is being able to be together again, face-to-face.

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for what life gives you. Even though holidays can be stressful, people are looking forward to this year to reconnect and be together with family after being apart due to COVID-19. People are enjoying the small moments and making it a point to slow down and just be present with family and friends. For many, the pandemic has opened up the realization of how important it is to spend quality time with their loved ones.

Some students took the time to share what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving.