Thanksgiving is the season of gratefulness or thankfulness and it reminds me how lucky I am. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to travel, to have an education and to have a place to live. I highly recommend everyone watch the PBS documentary aired yesterday about poverty in America through the eyes of children; it shows us another side of your society that we don't usually see:
Thanksgiving is also a time to give back. I am a strong believer in education that changes lives. As a student, I don't have money to donate, but I do have skills that I can teach others to be more competitive in the job market. Each of us has something to offer, and together we could help others to get up on their feet. If you are looking for a volunteer position in your local community, volunteermatch.org is a great website that helps you find one.
Happy Thanksgiving and volunteering!