This was my second year in a row being away for Thanksgiving and it was not easier. Although I got to experience new countries both times, a little bit of me still wished I could be home for the holiday. However, this Thanksgiving felt a little more like my homes Thanksgiving, because the atmosphere that Sports Changes Life provided for us Scholars. They invited all the Scholars up to Belfast, where a local bar hosted a big dinner for all of us along with the Sport Changes Life family. It was a great time for us all because it had a feel of unity and for myself at least, that’s what Thanksgiving feels to me. It is when all my family comes together and we just spend time together, catching up, being thankful for each other, and then eating a great meal. And that is exactly what Sport Changes Life gave to us. We all were reunited after not seeing each other for a couple months, spent the time catching up with each other, all of us just being thankful for this opportunity we were given, and then finally we enjoyed an amazing cooked meal. To top the night off us Scholars were even surprised by short videos from our families back home wishing us a Happy Thanksgiving. It may have not been a Thanksgiving with our families back home but, it was a Thanksgiving with our new family Sport Changes lIfe and I was very thankful for all of it.