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Myra says ...
My best Thanksgiving is every Thanksgiving! I love the holiday with so many grateful hearts galore!
11/22/2011 10:15:59 PM CST
Sarah says ...
I'm most thankful for Thanksgiving last year. It was the last Thanksgiving we had with my mom. Had I known it would be the last I would have hugged a little more, stressed a little less, breathed a little deeper and soaked in each moment. As my family gathers this year with my mom's spirit watching over I plan to do all those things.
11/14/2011 5:24:58 AM CST
Lisa says ...
Every Thanksgiving as a child we would give back to others before giving to ourselves. My favorite holidays are when we were visiting our great aunts in New York City. Early in the morning we would get dressed in our fanciest dresses and head to the local church. There we would meet with all community members who could not afford to make a meal for themselves. They were the homeless, the elderly, the single parents struggling with their children, and they were all kind and grateful. My sisters and I would sit and hear their stories, play music, sing songs and celebrate life. I hold that with me on Thanksgiving and every other day.
11/14/2011 10:08:02 AM CST
Crystal Freiermuth says ...
What I'm most Thankful for...My Husband...We have been together over twenty years now,and we have 3 beautiful boys. Things have been real hard for our family this year And with the holiday's coming up so so fast I found myself sitting wondering how in the world are we going to provide our family with a beautiful Thankgiving Dinner..."My Husband" no matter what we've gone through or where we've been some how...some way... he finds away to pull it together...Thank You GOD for loaning me my soul-mate...best-friend,father of my children...and "MY HUSBAND"... Happy Thanksgiving to All
11/15/2011 5:15:12 AM CST
Carin says ...
I'm most thankful for being spiritually alive through Jesus Christ and my confident hope for eternal salvation.
11/15/2011 1:20:16 PM CST
Jessica says ...
I am thankful for my family's annual Thanksgiving gathering. Everyday we are always focused on our busy schedules and work. For all of us to be in one spot at one time is a blessing. It is always interesting to see my cousins grow up each time I see them. I am so thankful my family is healthy and everyone is close by. Also, we have recently started inviting friends and the new company makes the gathering even more enjoyable. I am thankful for love and friendship. I am looking forward to the upcoming Thanksgiving gathering!
11/16/2011 10:27:33 PM CST
Elizabeth says ...
I am most thankful for Thanksgiving 2010. It was the first year I ever did Thanksgiving. My brother always has it. I had a hospital stay that week for my severly painful disabled back. I was not looking forward to having everyone over. But my brother, neice, nephew, husband, my wonderful three children, and parents helped get things ready. they spent the night before, we laughed and had a great time. Then on Thanksgiving the Turkey exploded as my mother said, (it kind of just fell apart). We all laughed (not mom so much), but I explained "It doesn't matter how it looks, we are together and laugher is always the best medicine"! We have lots of road blocks in our family but that Thanksgiving really shed light on what really is important! Family!
11/17/2011 7:14:55 AM CST
Monique says ...
I am and will always be thankful for my first Thanksgiving in America. I was five years old when my family and I were fortunate enough to escape to the United States from Vietnam. I was scared and sad, my sister was left behind, but I was hopeful. An American family had given us a frozen turkey--wow, I thought--sharing with family and friends. Like the Pilgrims and American Indians. I've never missed a Thanksgiving ever since. What an amazing tradition...
11/21/2011 6:22:37 AM CST
Nadiya says ...
On Thanksgiving I remember my parents and my relatives and I am thankful that all of us are healthy, happy and well.
11/17/2011 3:22:51 PM CST
Sarah says ...
This year I have I more thankful than I can ever remember. My husband and I started our own mobile food business full throttle, and the entire experience has been more than I could ever imagine. We have been blessed not in dollars, but in experience, and knowledge, & in friendships ( new & old). We learned more about ourselves and each other in the past 6 months than perhaps the past 14 years. We made ourselves and other happy all day, and were proud to serve and prepare and introduce people from all over the world local Maine foods and products while looking out at the ocean. I feel truly blessed and grateful, and eager for next season to begin.
11/18/2011 10:23:46 PM CST
Christy George says ...
In the beginning of 2009, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The Thanksgiving I am most thankful for is the one that year. I had completed my initial surgery and 7 months of treatments. I remember being so thankful for making through all of that and still being alive to continue to celebrate many more Thanksgivings.
11/20/2011 1:08:15 PM CST
Debbie Terry says ...
I am grateful that I have family and friends and that we are all healthy and warm and that we have enough to share with others.
11/20/2011 11:13:41 AM CST
Nancy Saccoccio says ...
I am always thankful for the one I will be celebrating this year. Kind of like each year I am thankful to be celebrating another birthday!
11/20/2011 11:14:29 AM CST
Marsha says ...
I woke up thinking about this very thing. I am most thankful for Thanksgiving 2006. It was the first time in ten years my step daughter visited. It was the first time my brother and his family drove half way across the country (to surprise us on our doorstep) for Thanksgiving. And, sadly, it was the last Thanksgiving we had with my husband. Cancer claimed him a week later.
11/20/2011 11:15:27 AM CST
Alanna says ...
The Thanksgiving I am most thankful for was my senior year in high school. It was the last Thanksgiving my family and I got to share with my father, who died of cancer the following September. I am thankful that we could all be there to share one last Thanksgiving together despite knowing that the following year would not be the same. We are still a strong family, and I know my dad will be there in spirit with us during this year's holiday.
11/20/2011 11:16:10 AM CST
Whitney says ...
This thanksgiving! Surrounded by family and friends, 5 months pregnant with our first baby.
11/20/2011 11:16:32 AM CST
Anna Irwin says ...
I am most reminded of last year's thanksgiving spent with my husband, my mom, my dad, and my brother and sister-in-law. My husband and I had just returned from our first trip to Ethiopia to meet our son Bekalu, who was then 11 months old. We got the call Thanksgiving day that he was officially our son in the eyes of the Ethiopian courts and we were to fly back to bring him home just one month later! it was truly a day to remember and to be thankful for! And of course my family enjoys sitting at the table sharing our thanksgiving while we eat, so that time is always very very special!
11/21/2011 8:59:13 AM CST
Brittany Smith says ...
I'm thankful for the first Thanksgiving I hosted in my college apartment. It was just my immediate family, but even the five of us were cramped in my small 900 sq. feet space. I cooked the stuffing and the sweet potatoes, while Dad fried in the turkey on the balcony. Afterwards, we all sat around, rubbing our bellies and watching a movie. We all fell asleep wherever we could -- on the floor, on the couch, in a chair. It was great to have my family in my own town when they're usually 300 miles away.
11/21/2011 7:45:34 AM CST
Kim Lenhart says ...
"Now can you help me find my Gameboy?" Evan asked. Looking around at the room of people, I said "of course, I think it's in the car, let's go look." We got up and went outside... Thanksgiving 2007 changed my life. It was my first Thanksgiving with the Lenhart family, my boyfriend's (Rob) rather large family. They were all very welcoming and made me feel comfortable. Sitting on the floor admiring the newest grandson to the Lenhart family, I heard my name called when Evan, Rob's 6 year old son, knelt in front of me and said "Kim, will you marry my Daddy?" I looked up to find him holding a ring with Rob videoing taping the entire thing. Of course I said yes and Rob handed the video camera off to his Dad so he could come over and put the ring on my finger. It was at that moment that Evan asked me to help him find his gameboy so we went outside to find it. The rest is history - I married Rob, became Evan and Caleb's stepmom and was welcomed into the Lenhart family with open arms. My favorite part? On the playback of the video, you hear one of Rob's relatives say "She must need to catch her breath" when I got up and went outside so suddenly after the proposal. You then hear the others chuckle - that laughter and love have come to represent everything dear to me.
11/21/2011 1:04:18 PM CST
Liza says ...
I am thankful for this year's Thanksgiving because my family is traveling from far away to be able to spend it together. Ever since my parents split in '07 my dad has been working overseas a lot. As a result my sister and I don't get to spend much time with him. This year he is flying to Seattle from Bahrain to be able to spend the holiday with us, our first holiday with all three of us together in four years. Even though he can only stay for 3 days, it means a lot to have him come out here for a holiday, especially since we don't know when we'll all get this chance again.
11/21/2011 1:23:14 PM CST
Sarah says ...
The Thanksgiving I am most grateful for is the one that is always approaching. The anticipation of sharing a day with family and/or friends, wonderful food, and playing ball outside together is the best. I have some beautiful memories of Thanksgivings past, but the new memories yet to be made are my most favorite.
11/21/2011 1:34:22 PM CST
Nancy says ...
Prior to this Thanksgiving, my 51 year old brother experienced a health crisis that has "thankfully" resulted in a complete transformation of his diet, previously an overage of red meat, starches, sodium, and stress induced trips to fast food joints. As we approach this Thanksgiving, he has lost over 25 pounds, looks better than he has in years, is exercising, and eating a well balanced diet. Today my family is communicating about how we can eat healthier at family gatherings as a way of encouraging those of us who truly need this support in their daily lives.
11/21/2011 1:38:18 PM CST
Tal Schwartz says ...
I am very thankful that we will all be celebrating this Thanksgiving together. My husband is critically ill, struggling with cancer, and is such a wonderful human being. We are so glad he is still with us to celebrate his actual birthday on the 24th of November along with Thanksgiving!
11/21/2011 1:13:43 PM CST
Lorena says ...
The Thanksgiving I'm most grateful for is yet to come - this year I'll celebrate with my baby boy and husband, along with our extended family. It's my first as a mom, so I'm looking forward to new traditions and future memories.
11/21/2011 5:54:53 PM CST
Vicki says ...
A year and a half ago I was in a car accident, which resulted in a brain injury, and many lapses in my memory. I have mostly recovered, both physically and mentally, for which I am thankful. I don't remember the holidays last year, only bits and pieces, most of which has been told to me by relatives. This year, my memory is better, and I feel like a kid waiting for the holidays. I am so thankful I didn't suffer more permanent damage, and that I am here to be with my family. This Thanksgiving will be the one for which I am most grateful.
11/21/2011 6:00:42 PM CST

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