Jesse Musinguzi, Grade 12
- My mom
There are various things to be grateful for, but my list starts with my mother. The term "gratitude" is a large one with just one definition: appreciating something or someone. She is the one I am most grateful for. I still recall the day she quit her travel-intensive job and relocated her and I to a new country so she could be with me more often. At the time, she did not have a permanent contract, so taking the risk of moving and enrolling me in an international school was something she could not afford to do, but she persisted for my brother and I. branching off my mother's next comes family which is about unconditional love, a backboard, support, and a foundation personally my family has been there to help me through all my shortcomings, outbursts, lows, and highs. One of the main things I believe that the very least that everyone should be thankful for is that they are alive and breathing. Not everyone was able to get up today, walk, or eat. Another is being able to attend an international IB school after coming from a national school in Uganda is one of the things I am most thankful for. I had never been able to experience independent thought or open-minded study before my mother and I went to Addis. I will always be thankful for the opportunity I've had to increase my knowledge and social skills thanks to the IB, which has opened doors for me that I never would have dreamed were possible. One of the more pass time oriented things I am thankful for is music. Music is an escape from reality when studying, relaxing, or doing tasks. There are songs that are perfect for any agenda and also songs that are relatable. When the songs begin to play, it feels like falling into an alternative universe, one that you can control. The last one is one of my favorite hobbies which is books. In many respects, books are special. There is a book for everything, whether you want to escape into fiction or your imagination or learn about history, economics, or life lessons. The plain writing on a piece of paper may have a significant influence on everyone.