Our View: Thankful for Thanksgiving

DKS Editors

It’s almost the end of this two-and-a-half-day week, and Thanksgiving will soon be upon us. Whether you’re going home, celebrating in the dorms, eating turkey or lasagna, it’s always a good time to reflect on the many things to be thankful for. Before we part ways for a nice break from school and a welcome visit with family, friends and food, here are a few things the Daily Kent Stater editorial board is most thankful for:

-The Transportation Security Administration hasn’t resorted to public strip searches yet. We hope everyone traveling does so safely and if it’s by plane, we hope you make it through security unscathed.

-That Republicans didn’t win the Senate. Can you imagine how big their egos would be if they won both houses?

-For food drives, charities, donators and volunteers. While we all stuff our faces, it’s important to think of those without the luxury to eat even the most basic meals.

-For good company. Whether it be family, friends, someone you just met or even a lovable house pet, holidays wouldn’t be holidays without them.

-For HD Television and football season. We won’t tell you what teams to cheer for, but there’s nothing like plopping down on the couch to enjoy a game (or a good show) in high definition.

-To be in college getting an education. Sometimes tuition makes us wonder if it’s even worth it, but there’s only three weeks until the end of the semester. Study hard and be thankful for the opportunity to go to school.

-For Black Friday. It may be a mob of mad shoppers scrambling for deals, but the prices are too good to resist and odds are, you’ll leave satisfied with more than you paid for.

-For the holiday of Thanksgiving in general. It’s a time of togetherness, generosity, appreciation and most importantly, an excuse to eat your weight in carbs.

Happy Thanksgiving!

The above editorial is the consensus opinion of the Daily Kent Stater editorial board.