Thanksgiving is right around the corner. As people prepare for the holidays, they step back and think about the things that they are thankful for.
Some may rethink what they are thankful for due to the current pandemic.
The coronavirus has affected many more people than expected. Numbers increase daily killing the lives of many.
“I am thankful for all my friends and family because without them I would not be as far as I am in my life today,” senior Michael Ribnikar said.
Ribnikar is still thankful for all of the memories he has with family and friends this holiday season. Now with this current pandemic, he looks at the perspective of what he is thankful for with a different eye.
“Looking at the current numbers, with the rapid increase in cases, my perspective on what I am thankful for has changed,” Ribnikar said. “Many people have lost grandparents and parents. I am thankful to have my family still here with me through the pandemic.”
The rapid increase in confirmed covid-19 cases has left the country very scared. There has been talk about a second shut down. If true, people may view what they are thankful for in a different perspective.
“With myself having a mother that is very sick with a poor immune system, I try to stay healthy for her sake,” said Nicole Huesdash. “If there was a second shut down, I think I would be even more thankful for my family and my friends. I would not take it for granted.”
People look at this pandemic in many different ways. Some decide to follow the mask mandate and social distance, while others just ignore it.
With there being a variety of different people with different opinions and lifestyles, the views on what they are thankful for this Holiday season will in fact be very different.