What are You Thankful For?

What are You

Thankful For?


By KaJa J. Dilosa, age 9


KaJa(1)Okay, it`s November and Thanksgiving is close, so I’ve been thinking about what I’m grateful for.  I also interviewed some special people in my life to find out what they are thankful for, and this is what they said.  First let`s start with me.

I`m thankful for life, a house to live in, clothes, food, and last but not least, I am thankful for being a daughter of God.

I interviewed my mom.  She is also thankful for life, her family, parents, grandparents, that the New Orleans Saints are winning, peace, loving kids and husband, good health, and that she can help others.  After my mom, I talked to my friend, Zoe.

Zoe is thankful for friends, her mom, her education, and life. Next up is Mother (my grandmother).

Mother is thankful to wake up each day because she knows that God is allowing her the opportunity to make a difference in someone`s life and that others may bless her as well.  She is thankful for her beautiful mother, Sunday family gatherings, dear friends, church, and God’s blessings upon all of us.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             After Mother, it was Pawpaw Larry’s turn.  Pawpaw is thankful for his family, his health, possibilities, thankful for his wife, and the best kids and grandkids.  Next up is my little brother, Jahari.  He is 6 years old.

Jahari is thankful for pizza, eggs, his mommy and daddy, his big sister, a house, plenty of toys, the grocery store, friends, games, and electronics.

My cousin Tylee is 11 years old. He is thankful for one thing, LIFE.  His brother, Trey, 12, is also thankful for life and  family, love, friends, his dad and mom, and everything.  Next up is my friend, Emely.

Emely is thankful for her family, her friends, holidays, and life.  My other friend is named Elizabeth.  She is thankful for her friends, her family, animals, life, her house, holidays, and her brother.

My dance director is thankful too.  Ms. Decay is thankful for her family, the dance school, ALOD [Awesome Ladies of Distinction], God’s grace and mercy, and her health.

Finally, my dance instructor, Ms. Lee, is thankful for her good health as well, for creativity, and freedom.  She said she is thankful for her life, food and shelter, and the right to make her own decisions.

What are you thankful for?  Happy Thanksgiving!


KaJa is in the fourth grade in the Jefferson Parish School System.  This is her very first article.  She aspires to be a writer, a professional dancer, and a photographer.   Her hobbies are dancing, shopping, and reading.



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