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Students Give Thanks for Blessings through ‘The Gratitude Project’
HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 21, 2012 â€“ High Point University students showed off their signs of thankfulness during â€śThe Gratitude Project,â€ť a way for them to document their blessings this Thanksgiving season.
This is the second year â€śThe Gratitude Projectâ€ť has made an appearance on campus and gave students an opportunity to reflect, appreciate and share their thankfulness for so many different things.
Students said they were thankful for â€śOur troops,â€ť â€śFamily and friends,â€ť â€śThe opportunities provided at HPU,â€ť â€śStudents and faculty,â€ť â€śEvery day I have the chance to be great,â€ť and â€śIâ€™m thankful that my HPU family cares about my home in New Jersey.â€ť
â€śEspecially in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, we are reminded of the importance of the people in our lives and the relative unimportance of the stuff,â€ť says Lillian Bijl, sophomore international relations major. â€śI see small towns in Pennsylvania sending aid to coastal New Jersey to help with restoring the shore, and Iâ€™m thankful for selflessness. I see High Point Universityâ€™s commitment to match dollar for dollar all of the money our students raise on campus, and Iâ€™m so incredibly thankful for the values-centered education weâ€™re receiving here at HPU.â€ť