Written & Illustrated by Saraa, Age 12. Saraa lives in Vancouver, British Columbia
My name is Saraa. I’m 12 years ald and am really excited to be sharing my story about what I am thankful for this Thanksgiving with you all. I am excited about this because I think that a lot of other kids might be feeling the way I do too, and that is why I’m writing this story.
I think a lot of other kids might be feeling like me this Thanksgiving even if they do not have to write an assignment about it.-Saraa
I am being homeschooled because of the Coronavirus. This is my last year of elementary school and it feels strange to be learning from home and for Mom to be my teacher for now. I am writing this story for my Language Arts assignment. My assignment is to write about what I am thankful for this Thanksgiving. I felt sad about trying to think about what I feel thankful for. I also feel a little bit guilty about feeling sad about all the things I am not feeling thankful for. I feel this way because I know there are a lot of other people in our world that have bigger reasons to feel less thankful. That is because I know I have a special person in my family that I can turn to when I feel sad or confused. I can share my feelings about this with this special person. For this reason, I feel a little bit less strange and a little bit more thankful.
Grams is this special person I am talking about. She likes to help me when I’m feeling sad. I’m really really happy that she is living with us now. She has her own room and she even brought her very favourite chair when she came to live with us. She always sits in this chair when we play games or watch a movie or when I need her help. She helps me by listening to me or just sitting with me when I have nothing to say. Grams always seems to know what I’m feeling. When we sit together, she always waits a long time before saying anything. I am so thankful every time she does this. It helps me a lot when I can see how much she likes to listen to me or just sit with me and do nothing else.
It is kind of like she is doing everything when she is doing nothing. This is why I talk to her about things.-Saraa