Zaire A. Davis
One of the first lessons that children are taught is the significance of saying “Thank You”. It is a standard habit to reply and thank someone when they have done something for you. Lately, I have been feeling tremendously grateful for the support system that I have. As I get older and continue to adapt into a gracious, young adult, I realize more and more how amazing my family and friends are. I am blessed. No matter how bad a situation gets, it is comforting to know that I always have people I can call to receive support. However, I must admit that I sometimes take my benefits for granted. In college, I have met students who come from different backgrounds, cultures, and home lives. Though we are all striving to be successful and walk out of school with a degree firm in our hand, not all students can say that they had two, encouraging parents by their sides throughout their entire journey. Not all students can say that they have grandparents who will answer every phone call with reassurance and love, no matter the day or the hour. Not all students can say that they have friends who can boost their confidence up and always provide a good, long laugh. Not all students can say that their sibling is there sole best friend. A support system is vital. Being on top means nothing if you have no one to share it with. Reflect and recognize who is in your corner. Sometimes when we get comfortable, we do not appreciate the extent of what people do and mean to us. To my support system, I respect, cherish and love you. Thank you!