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A Thankful Thanksgiving

Last Thursday the festivities of Thanksgiving were celebrated all around the world. As an American sport, the Warwick Devils cheerleaders joined forces with the American football teams the Wolves and Wolverines to eat a meal, get to know one another and basically have a bit of a party. We started our meal in Altoria, before moving to someone’s house and then supposedly going to Smack (spoiler alert: I didn’t make it). Throughout the night several things happened that made me so grateful for my lovely friends and even strangers, so I thought I’d share some of the little things I’m thankful for so as to not take advantage of our fortunate positions. After all, isn’t that the point of Thanksgiving?

I gorged myself on a lovely soup, turkey and all the trimmings for main, and a chocolate brownie for dessert that really made the evening. I even bought some Vialli’s chips on the way home. Food is a topic I touch on quite a lot, and I do love to stuff myself. I am grateful that I can afford good food, am able to cook for myself and stay healthy, an option that many don’t have.

Obviously, the evening would not have been very enjoyable without the great company of my fellow cheerleaders. We were drinking and chatting, telling anecdotes and dancing, and I’m so glad I’ve got to know the club better this year. Whoever you spend a lot of time with at uni, whether that’s a sports team, society or your flatmates, make sure you cherish the moments you spend with them that bring you even closer.

Confession time: I got rather drunk on Thursday and didn’t make it to the club. My housemate came to get me so I wouldn’t have to walk home alone, and for rolling out of his bed and into the cold I am in his debt. To the multitude of other people who messaged to see if I was okay, thank you, and also apologies for being a mess.

Overall, I’m just so very grateful for having a whole bunch of people there for me when I’m at my worst. These are some of the very little things that made me feel much better during my post-thanksgiving hangover. As the darkness of winter begins to take over, make sure you take your time to appreciate the little things that matter to you.

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