Young people being thankful

One of the joys of running Sanctum, once we get around to it, is writing up all the responses from the young people for each of the different activities.


A couple of days ago I was typing up the responses to the “Thankful” activity, where students write a few words on a post it note about the things they’re thankful for. Among the 400 or so post-its there was an overwhelming number saying “friends and family” or variations thereof including quite a few expressing gratitude for grandparents. Then there were the others, not just for pets, football or x-boxes, but inspiring, honest and hearfelt mini prayers of thanks. Here are some of them.

  • God for creating the beauty of the world
  • for having that one friend who makes me feel wanted
  • I am thankful for you in my life. You are well nice and proper thoughtful
  • I am thankful that I have food, water and a roof over my head. Also that my family love me
  • to be unique and to be a twin
  • I am thankful that the 5 year release time is coming up for my sister since she had leukaemia
  • I’m thankful for everything, even the bad. Thank you for letting me live
  • that I’m not in somewhere like Haiti or anything and that I’m not poor
  • I am thankful for my mum who made meI have life and I’m glad it’s how I want it to be
  • I am thankful for my amazing life family pets and friends
  • I’m grateful for having all the people I love most around me
  • I am thankful for nature and all good things
  • memory and forgiveness
  • God for creating us


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