Opinion: What we have to be thankful for


A man in San Jose donateed 25,000 baseball cards after a girl lost hers in a wild fire.

The year of 2020 has been one bump in the road after another. It almost feels like we’ll never be able to catch a break. In a year filled with a global pandemic and so much more what do we have to be thankful for?

There are plenty of random items of positivity for us to acknowledge. 

With COVID-19 it had been difficult to find things to do to follow the guidelines. Luckily, drive-in movies have made a comeback. They are a fun and safe way to view movies almost as if we are in a real theater. It is a great way to get out of the house and just enjoy yourself.

The movie Parasite was the first international film to win the Academy Award for best picture. This is a huge accomplishment that will hopefully bring more recognition to international films in the future. 

People have also been brushing up on their sewing skills to make masks to help protect from the virus. These are able to help everyone out and provide proper safety embers for those in need. They also help with the supply of masks since they are a need at this time.

A San Jose man donated his collection of 25,000 baseball cards to a little girl who lost all of hers in a wildwire. Kevin Ashford heard the CalFire/Fresno County Fire asking for donations to replace 9-year-old Reese Osterberg’s collection of 100 baseball cards that were lost in a fire. This story shows that there is still compassion and generosity in the heart of people. 

A nonprofit organization called Bees in the D was started by Brian Peterson in Michigan. Their goal is to spread education about bees and just how important they are. They are growing bigger and will hopefully help to keep our bees alive and well. 

It is important that we look at the positives of 2020. While there is much dread, there is also stuff that we have to be thankful for. By looking at all of the accomplishments we have made, it will help to keep pushing because there is always light at the end of the tunnel.