Importance of friends: Friendsgiving is coming and everyone needs to celebrate

Kaci Craig, Business Manager/ Co-Photo Editor

During this time of year, people say what they are thankful for and are celebrating the national holiday of Thanksgiving. It’s a time of year where we celebrate the things we are grateful for- like our family or our accomplishments throughout the year.

The most important part of Thanksgiving is celebrating the time I
have with my friends. My friends are the backbone of my turkey. They help me with any problems that I have going on in my life. My friends are always 100% on my side, even if I am 100% wrong. I know that they will always have my back.

So during this season, I believe groups of friends should come together to celebrate their connections. Everyone should celebrate this, every year. It doesn’t need

to be at a certain time or on a certain day, just do it whenever you can get your group together. Celebrate the friendship you have. Everyone needs Friendsgiving.

Friendsgiving is more important than ever in modern society. We are always on our phones or watching TV in today’s world. So when Friendsgiving comes around, it is
a time to put away our devices and get your friends get together to celebrate each other in a way you usually don’t.

During this season, you get together with your family for a huge meal to celebrate everything that life has given
you. But Friendsgiving is a time for you and your friends to get together and celebrate the new connections that you have made, the people you decided to surround yourself with, the family you didn’t realize you had. Friendsgiving is a holiday to celebrate the non-genetic family you have. We should celebrate the family we decided to have, the family we decided to surround ourselves with, because they are too important to your daily life not to honor everything they do for you.

The people you surround yourself with are the ones you want to have by your side through thick and thin. You create scrapbooks of your stories and adventures. Friendsgiving is the time to look back on all those memories that you share, the moments that helped shape you into the person you are today, even if you didn’t realize it. We have a holiday celebrating the family that helps shape us into the people we want to be,“Why don’t we have a holiday to celebrate the friends who support us?

Friends are important to your life, the people you go to when things are wrong, the ones that know your true self, no matter what. They are the ones to go out of their way to make your day. We use Friendsgiving to celebrate the people we have in our corner because a good friend deserves to be appreciated as much as possible.