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Time to show some gratitude!

November 1, 2022

November is National Gratitude Month, and we want to show our gratitude! Isn’t it refreshing how something as simple as gratitude can give new meaning to life? Research shows that people who practice gratitude every day are not only happier but also healthier. Today is the world’s gratitude day, and we commemorate this day by acknowledging some of the things for which we are grateful. We asked some of our students for what they were grateful and here are their responses.

1st-year Bachelor of Criminology and Security Studies

Maureen says she is thankful for her good health. She shared with us that her only sibling fell ill a few months ago and was admitted to the hospital for a few weeks. It pained Maureen that her brother was sick, but there was nothing she could do to help. As she stood by her brother, she witnessed the toll his illness had on him, and she would not wish it on her worst enemy.

“Yes, I am grateful for good health. I understand how important one’s health is, and I don’t take it for granted. I am also grateful for my sponsors and my mother – they are my sources of motivation and constant support. They encourage me to keep going and pushing myself. It heartwarming to know someone has my back and believes in me.”

3rd-year Nursing Student

Elijah shares that he is grateful for his journey with Moja Tu. He recently turned 23 and started his third year of university. “I thank Moja Tu and my sponsor, Miranda, for being part of my success. Their constant encouragement and knowing they have my back is the fuel that keeps me going.”

Elijah is also thankful for the opportunity to pursue his major as a nurse anesthetist. He has a great passion for working in the operating room and caring for patients before and after they come out of surgery.

2nd-year Medical Engineering Student

Angie says she is grateful for life and understands that she only has one life to live. “Each day spent above the earth is reason enough to be grateful no matter what you are going through,” she says.

For this reason, she is focuses on making each day count, which may include setting time aside for self-improvement and self-care by reading, watching a motivational speaker, or even spending time with her loved ones. She also appreciates that she is the sum of people who have touched her life at different stages of her growth.

“Today, I am very grateful for the women in the Moja Tu program who have taken me under their wings, including the founder Kathy, my sponsor Christie, social worker Zippie, and head of marketing, Lily. These women are my support system. They help me to believe in myself no matter what challenges I might be facing.”


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