Nick* is thankful for a place to live. What are you thankful for?
November 16, 2021
Have you sung, “What are You Thankful For?” with your children or grandchildren? If you have young children in your life right now, you have likely heard the CoComelon version on Netflix.
This past weekend after watching the video with Ashton, my three-year-old grandson, I asked what he is thankful for. He quickly replied, “My trains and grandpa.”
Recently, some of the children in Bridge of Hope were also asked what they are thankful for:
• Our new house and a place to live (10 year old)
• An actual closet in my room (15 year old)
• My Halloween candy bag (3 year old)
• My brother’s nurse because she makes sure his health is good (8 year old)
• Betsy, our new dog (4 year old)
• That I can give my brother a Lego set on his birthday next week (17 year old)
• That I lost 2 of my teeth (7 year old)
• Family (13 year old)
• Our house, kittens (12 year old)
• My new toy dinosaurs (3 year old)
• Free laundry (19 year old)
• Math tutors (9 year old)
• My football coach (18 year old)
This week is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week. As we approach Thanksgiving, I hope we all feel a new sense of gratitude if our basic needs are being met: a bed to sleep in, a home to live in, food on the table, people who love us. (Click here to read about Maslow’s hierarchy of needs)
What am I thankful for? YOUR support in helping families leave homelessness and hunger behind so children, like Nick, can sing the “thankful” song in their own home this holiday season. Click here to listen to some moms share words of thanks.
What are you thankful for?
Edith Yoder, CEO
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