What We Are Thankful For

With the holidays getting closer every day, it is good to take a minute and look at all of the good things we have in our lives. This past week, we asked our fellow Honors students what they are thankful for this holiday season and why. Here are some of their responses!


I am thankful for my family because they have been very supportive of my change in major, and have never showed their annoyance (I know they have it) when I continue to talk about the same problems I still have not found a solution to. They are seriously the best.

I’m thankful for my friends and family because they support and help me.

I am thankful for my support system. My family and friends are always there for me!

I am thankful for the opportunity to further my education and go to a school as nice as Mankato. I am most thankful for my friends in the Honors Learning Community. I owe a good chunk of my smooth transition to college to them. They have helped me in many ways and they have accepted me into their group of friends.

I’m thankful for the smooth transition into college.

I am thankful for my friends, because they are always there for me no matter what.

I’m thankful for all the opportunities I have been presented with at Mankato and the willingness of faculty and staff to assist students with their future. I’m also thankful for all my friends at Mankato who have made this year one of the most memorable years already, and it’s only November! I’m especially thankful for my amazing coworkers, Emily Schiltz, Josie Braaten, Amber Chrischilles, and Amily Smith for making every staff meeting a little more interesting!

My sister’s dog!

My family, they are very supportive and always there if I need them.

I am thankful for all of the new experiences I have had this year, and for all the new friends I’ve made coming to college.

A healthy family! My family has had some rough times this past year with illnesses, so I’m just happy we’re all alive and well!

I’m thankful for my amazing support system because college (and life) would be tough without people cheering you on!

I am thankful that I have a wonderful and supportive family, amazing grades, a fantastic boyfriend, great friends, a good job, the great learning opportunities presented to me on this campus, and that it looks like the Democrats are going to take back the House this next election.

I am thankful for second chances.

Family and my health! I’m thankful for having a support system to fall back on when I need to find guidance or support. I’m also very thankful for my health. I’m thankful that I do not have health issues because it would only make life harder for me and for my family. You never stop to appreciate the little things, such as being able to see or smell or taste. I’m thankful that I’m healthy both physically an mentally.

I am thankful because I spent this summer with my parents and sister

I am thankful for my family, boyfriend, and friends. I am also very thankful for the opportunities I have, especially to study at MSU.

I am thankful to the people I met during summer 2018 because they help me to understand the outside world of the university. As a international student from different culture, it was a very big deal for me.

I am thankful for my warm bed, because it makes the end of a long day worth it!

New friends!

I am thankful for my mom because she always answers my calls.

I am so thankful for bees and their ability to spread pollen and make honey 🙂

I’m thankful for the opportunities that have been gifted to me. I am also thankful for my family and friends who are there for me.

I’m thankful for having a supportive family. Though they can’t support me through college financially, they still offer love and support in other ways.

I am thankful that I was able to attend college this year, and that my family is continuing to support me in all of my endeavors.

I’m thankful for my parents. They are so supportive and I hope to be more supportive to them because they need It.

As always, I am thankful for my family, my health, and the privileges I have been given in life. This year, I am extra thankful for the opportunity to continue my education and pursue one of my dreams, and for all of the new friends I have made here at Mankato. I always knew that I would love college, but I have been so blessed with all the new experiences; I know that the friends I am making are going to be life-long, and the education I am receiving will be so helpful in giving me the skills I need to run my own business!

Family because they have been there to support me though all good and bad, ups and downs of my life.