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Elizabeth Moore says ...
This year, I am most thankful to still have my construction-field job after 6 years!
11/14/2011 3:43:44 PM CST
Keri says ...
The year my family (parents, sister and two grandmothers) all drove to DC to spend Thanksgiving with me was a memorable one. I was in grad school and working full-time so I was really annoyed that they were invading when I was looking forward to two extra days to study and write papers. However, the joy my grandmothers took in seeing my home and the city (it was the only time they made the trip) made me regret that irritation! The food wasn't the best we'd ever had (the oven in my apartment was AWFUL) but that wasn't really the point.
11/14/2011 3:43:48 PM CST
Karen says ...
I'm thankful for family. After losing my dad after a lengthy illness last year, it made me realize even more how lucky I am to have such a wonderful family. They are all to be cherished and you should be gratefull for each and every day spent with thim, because you never know when it may be the last.
11/14/2011 3:43:55 PM CST
Donna Tobia says ...
Thanksgiving is my favorite time of year, full of family, friends and laughter around a table of Mom's specialty dishes that comfort the soul. This year, I'm especially thankful for my mom. Newly widowed after 56 years of marriage, she collapsed under the stress of missing my dad and suffered a heart attack on New Year's Eve 2010, she underwent open heart surgery followed by 7 additional trips to the hospital for various complications. It's been a difficult journey for her, but she is now enjoying great health and anxious to cook her signature dishes for our family feast. As a bonus to our Thanksgiving table, I crafted a tablecloth made from my dad's neck ties and presented it to mom. She's overjoyed at the thought that a small part of dad will be part of this year's dinner. I am thankful indeed!
11/14/2011 3:44:27 PM CST
Jodi Manning says ...
Seriously thankful for the health of my family and laughter of my friends. Thankful this year that we can see both sets of grandparents. I don't care if we eat Chinese take-out as long as we can sit at the table together. (And I'm a serious foodie.) And since I have your attention, thank you Whole Foods for 365. Love that I can afford to feed my kids great tasting, nutritional food that is also good for mother earth. Please don't enter me into the contest or if you do because you have to and I win, donate it to a food bank. (I did that last year with a turkey I won from the San Rafael store :-) I just wanted to shout out loud how lucky I am.
11/14/2011 3:44:28 PM CST
Melissa Reohr says ...
I am thankful for my Alpha Phi sorority sisters. :)
11/14/2011 3:45:03 PM CST
katie says ...
Every year, after the meal has been eaten but before the tryptophan kicks in and people answer the siren's call of the couch, my family goes around and says what they are thankful for. It's usually the same "I'm thankful for my wonderful family" or "I'm grateful for my job." But one year my cousin decided to take it upon himself to use that precious time to make an important announcement. As the thanksgivings continued around the circle he drank more and more wine until eventually it was his turn. "I'm really thankful that I'm not in jail," he said. Confused we looked around at one another. My cousin continued, "Cause, well, I was. But I'm not anymore." And with that I realized what I was most thankful for that Thanksgiving: that I wasn't my cousin.
11/14/2011 3:45:16 PM CST
Laura says ...
The Thanksgiving that I'm most thankful for is last year's because that's when my wonderful fiance proposed to me. I couldn't have been more surprised and I was glad I could share that moment with my friends and family.
11/14/2011 3:45:18 PM CST
serena thomas says ...
jan. 5th 2010 my daughter had a procedure to put a filter in to catch blood clots...the gave her a shot of heprin which gave her a brain bleed....she had surgery for 6 hours....3 days later she had a crainectomy...which removes half of her skull.as a life saving technique..she was in a coma for 2 months..they put her skull back on...she had to relearn everything...how to swallow how to chew how to sit stand walk.she was in the hospital for a total of 4 months..she is still learning how to speak...we walk 2 miles a day work out at the gym at los angeles valley college adaptive pe program....she takes a painting class there also...she has a tremendous support of her friends.....so you see i am so very grateful and live in gratitude every day...to see her smile to laugh....to walk....to be here with us for this thanksgiving....she is an amazing women and a true inspiration
11/14/2011 3:45:34 PM CST
Stacy says ...
I am most thankful for my family, we were reminded last year how fragile life can truly be and we now deeply cherish the time that we get to spend together.
11/14/2011 3:46:28 PM CST
Lauren says ...
The thanksgiving I'm most thankful for is this year. My boys are healthy, our youngest was finally diagnosed with asthma so that we can control his health better and are looking forward to a less sick winter. And my husband couldn't be with us last year, but we will all be together this year.
11/14/2011 3:46:54 PM CST
Alicia says ...
I am most thankful for having the most healthy Thanksgiving yet. I have learned about healthy, natural ways of cooking over the past year. From starting a job with a vitamin, supplements and natural food supplier to meeting a personal trainer and having the budget for cooking more at home. I've learned how to naturally flavor foods without butter or fake flavor packets. I have learned how to substitute ingredients for healthier, leaner or more nutritious ones. I started by using coconut oil in Asian foods I cooked. But it expanded to using it in banana walnut bread, omelets, and so much more. Growing up I never learned how to use vinegar in my diet. Now I use it in salads, rice, and so much more. I am thankful to be 23 years old, live in Seattle on my own and be eating the healthiest I've ever known how to. And that's thanks in large part to Whole Foods for always having the best options available. For having sales that allow me to try new foods and inspire me to prepare new dishes. And thank you to Whole Foods for teaching me what a real salad bar should look like. It is important to have lots of options for salads to keep us interested. You inspired me to start preparing my own salad bars for the week so I can choose healthy options everyday. I am thankful for places like Whole Foods for keeping me and my family healthy and conscious of the foods we eat.
11/14/2011 3:47:04 PM CST
Renee J. says ...
The Thanksgiving I’m Most Thankful For was the one in 2007. I was going through a really difficult time (lost two of my grandparents) and was the first Thanksgiving with my boyfriend at the time, Eric and his entire family. I'm very thankful to have Eric in my life and wonderful soon to be in-laws ;)!
11/14/2011 3:47:20 PM CST
Kim says ...
The Thanksgiving I'm most thankful for was several years ago when all of my family were able to come together and celebrate as a family. It was just a warm and fuzzy feeling to be able to laugh and share stories and see everyone!
11/14/2011 3:49:01 PM CST
Kim Ludeman says ...
the Thanksgiving I am the most thankful for was about 10 years ago. My parents and I went to a place called Homestart in Roseville, California which helps recovering alcohol/drug addicts and their families. They provide shelter,food, job training, education and clothing.We spent all day Thanksgiving serving turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy to the residents and their kids. It was so humbling to serve others on a day which we usually serve ourselves. Having my family by my side made it the most memorable. People were so Thankful for the meager offerings that we brought. It was truly amazing and humbling. It has helped me to be thankful for good health, a job and good healthy food to eat.
11/14/2011 3:49:28 PM CST
Lauren says ...
I am most thankful for family. My Mom survived a massive brain haemorrhage several years ago, shortly after we lost our home in hurricane Katrina. Through these challenges, as a family we have focused on what we were grateful for, seeing each new challenge as a learning opportunity. I can honestly say, we are grateful for all of our learning experiences. And when times seemed tough and we felt down It helped ALOT that our home in New Orleans and our home in Texas and my now new home in Vancouver are all close by to a WholeFoods. This genuinely was a welcoming sanctuary for us, somewhere we would go and indulge! Perhaps with a new soothing natural lavender lotion from the Whole Body section, a relaxing soy candle or feel comforted by a hot homemade soup or the ease of ordering our pre-prepared Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. A trip to WholeFoods always brought a smile to our faces and is something that my family is grateful for. So WholeFoods, thank You for all the good times!
11/14/2011 3:49:35 PM CST
Hali says ...
I am most thankful for last years 2010 Thanksgiving. It was the last Thanksgiving with my pawpaw. He was diagnosed in August 2010 with Pancreatic Cancer and given 6 months to live. Even though he couldnt eat anything he told me how thankful he was for what God had given him. He was never bitter. He later passed on Christmas day. My life is changed forever because of him. We decided to start grocery shopping at Whole Foods because everything is natural and I strongly believe cancer is caused by all the chemicals put in food. I at least go once a week to Whole Foods even though it is an hour & a half away! it's so worth it! Thank you so much for blessing my family with healthy food!
11/14/2011 3:49:57 PM CST
Ida says ...
I am most thankful for my family, friends and health. I am thankful that I can run marathons and eat good food to refuel.
11/14/2011 3:50:00 PM CST
D'arcy says ...
I am most thankful for being able to enjoy the War-free living environment, hot food on my plate, warm bed at night and loving family who are thinking of me everyday.
11/14/2011 3:50:05 PM CST
Blair says ...
I am most thankful for a job that is fulfilling and a supportive family for when I gripe about how little money I make doing it.
11/14/2011 3:50:58 PM CST
Sarah N. says ...
The Thanksgiving I'm most thankful for would be 2007. Two big events happened that year - I found the sister I had been looking for five years (we have both of the same biological parents but they had given her up for adoption 13 years before they had me but didn't tell me about her until my 16th birthday...and I started looking the same day) and it was our first Thanksgiving (or any holiday) together...and it was the first Thanksgiving that I had without my father as he passed away earlier that year (unfortunately, never getting to meet my sister). I still remember going over to my sister's house, watching her and her mannerisms and being shocked at how eerily similar she was to my...or rather our...father. I believe that I found her the year he passed away for a reason - she's so much like all the best things about him. And luckily, she got his cooking skills too! I am so thankful to be blessed to have gotten to spend my first holiday with her, and in a way...him too.
11/14/2011 3:51:01 PM CST
Hannah says ...
I'm most thankful for my recovery from my eating disorder and what I've learned. I appreciate good food now, where it comes from, taste, community, how it nourishes me. I am amazed every day at how far I've come. I'm going to eat stuffing this thanksgiving which is my 21st birthday present. I get the best present- full life!
11/14/2011 3:51:08 PM CST
Dacia says ...
After a huge Thanksgiving dinner at my parents' house last year, I came home and soon went into labor with my second child. I am so thankful to have welcomed him into our lives at such a special time and I am thankful for him, and his big sister, every single day.
11/14/2011 3:51:34 PM CST
Maia Bittner says ...
The Thanksgiving I'm most thankful for is last year's. I usually stress out over buying a several hundred dollar plane ticket, hustle home, and am rushed through Thanksgiving parties. It's not near as pleasant as Christmas with my family, which is just a month later. Last year, I decided to avoid the stress, and took the train to a friend's family's house instead. It was casual, easy, and delightful, and I made many new friends.
11/14/2011 3:51:47 PM CST
Suzanne Rodgers says ...
More and more each year I am thankful for another year with family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, colleagues, patients (I'm a mental health therapist), and nature!
11/14/2011 3:52:01 PM CST

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