What I’m Grateful for Right Now

Abbi Prieto, Columnist

There are many things I’m grateful for. I am grateful for things we normally take for granted. You never realize your gratitude until what you’re thankful for is taken away from you. Here are some things I’m thankful for.


I am grateful for my family. I am grateful that nobody in my family has died of COVID-19. Nobody has even gotten infected. My family has stayed healthy and safe through this pandemic. We have had a loss this year, but at least we were able to enjoy the time we spent with him. I’m also grateful for my dog. Though she isn’t blood, she’s still family. Kai has been a great companion through the COVID-19 pandemic. She has always been a great friend and is always there to cheer me up when I am sad. She is also there to calm me down when I am stressed. Family is what has gotten me through life, and that is something I will always be grateful for.


Many people have lost their jobs due to the pandemic. I am very grateful for the fact that my dad has a stable job. It was not something I had thought about before, but now I am starting to realize how lucky my family is. Many people in the U.S are unemployed. Many people are losing money and aren’t able to pay for important things like their bills or even house loans. I’m very grateful for the fact that my family is not going through this situation.


My family has never had any health problems. We have always been perfectly healthy. We hardly ever get really sick. Some of my family is diabetic, which means diabetes runs in our blood. Although I don’t have diabetes, it would be easy for me to get it. My close family has not caught COVID-19 yet. I am very grateful for my family and friends’ health.

Other Opportunities

I’m grateful for the many opportunities in life. I’m grateful for all the things I can do, like my parents being able to send me to school every day. I’m even thankful for things I don’t need like my baking school. My baking school is one of my favorite places to go to. I get to learn to do what I love and that is something I’m really grateful for.

In conclusion, there are many things to be grateful for in life. You just need to look closely.