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Nicole J says ...
Im thankful for my family. We lost my grandma right after Christmas last year and she was 93 she was glue to all of us. Every holiday brought my family together to her house. I'll never forget our last thanksgiving with her and how for the last couple of years we all lived each holiday to the fullest just incase that was the last one with her. I'm thankful to have had 17 wonderful thanksgivings and Christmases with my amazing grandmother who was my only living grandparent for the last 15 years. I love you grandma and well be thinking of you on thanksgiving<3
11/14/2011 3:53:16 PM CST
Julianna rickwald says ...
I am most thankful for the blessing of a great family. My parents are still in love after 25 years and they are so giving to me and my siblings. They have not had to put the burden of school loans on us so I am do grateful for being able to have the opportunity to get a degree on behalf of their help. Being a graduate and not having a solid job with a great income makes it tough. They have no problem with me living at home or as long as I need to. We all have it tough right now in this economy so it's nice to know therapy through it all we have family that is there no matter what.
11/14/2011 3:54:50 PM CST
Julie says ...
It sounds silly, but I'm most thankful for the fact that I'll be back in Texas soon, and will have Whole Foods back in my life. I have been living in Ireland where sadly there is not yet a WF, and as an Austin girl, this has been a rough adjustment! I love fresh, wholesome food, and love how WF makes it so easy for me to consume foods I want to eat. Ireland has fresh food, but it's hard to find and takes a lot more effort! So whole foods, I'm thankful for your nutrition in my life, and look forward to the day I can walk in your store whenever I fancy!
11/14/2011 3:56:02 PM CST
Jenn says ...
I'm thankful that Whole Foods has so many delicious gluten-free food options!
11/14/2011 3:57:07 PM CST
Arianna says ...
The Thanksgiving I am most thankful for is last year, when I was still living back in my home state. I moved out of state this past summer to take a new job and am spending my first Thanksgiving without family or friends. Being away from those that I love reminds me that we should never take things for granted and should always cherish the time spent with family and friends.
11/14/2011 3:58:23 PM CST
Cat says ...
I am most thankful for surviving every bit of trouble, anxiety, stress, and every obstacle that I have, so that I am able to reach out to others who are still struggling. Many people don't often describe being a victim of crimes as a blessing, but knowing that it's allowed me to help others is most definitely an immensely wonderful blessing. I do my best to use my voice for others suffering in silence every day- whether it be for sexual assault, violence, domestic abuse, or just every day stresses. Helping others, reaching out, hearing their stories, hearing their ups and downs, THAT is beautiful. I am thankful for the opportunity to stand up for what is right..I am thankful for meeting inspiring women and men, survivors, and heroes. I would never go back in time and try to undo or change my past. It's brought me to this glorious moment of living my life for others. I am thankful for the moments in my life that have opened my eyes to what is important. I am thankful, honored, and humbled to meet with and fight for others. I will keep doing this until the day I can say that I'm most thankful that sexual assault, violence, abuse, rape and every wrong doing and crime is GONE.
11/14/2011 3:59:54 PM CST
Stephanie May says ...
Sometime ago, I heard that if you want to be happy you should be grateful followed with the comment"Whoever heard of an unhappy grateful person?" True. Very True. So I live in a state of gratitude. The reasons vary. I am lucky to be alive, I am lucky to have food on my table and a roof over my head.The biggie for me is that I am a Christian. Jesus Christ dying and rising from the dead for me is the biggest break of all.
11/14/2011 4:01:08 PM CST
desiree says ...
I am most thankful for the abundance of friends and family I have that have been supporting and encouraging me the past few months as I attempt to lost 72 pounds. I'm 3O pounds lighter today and going strong.
11/14/2011 4:01:11 PM CST
Ashley says ...
Our men and women who serve our country past and present. My dad just came home from Iraq this past week. Each day he was gone I was more aware of the sacrifices our soldiers make for our freedom. Because of them I can share Thankgiving with my entire family this year in the comfort of my home, safely. I am forever grateful for all they day each and every day!!
11/14/2011 4:02:31 PM CST
Jodi Ream says ...
My most thankful moment is............... Being diagnosed with cancer two weeks before Christmas and two months away from having my first child. Thankful some would ask? It turned my life around, I started taking control and thought of everything I was eating, making for my family and how I will care for my families meals. I am thankful for Whole Foods making life easier in the decision making process and allowing my family to thrive!! I have not made it into remission yet but my doctor tells me every time he sees me I am the healthiest "sick" person he has ever met! Yay.
11/14/2011 4:03:08 PM CST
Catherine says ...
Thankful I got accepted into the Nursing school of my dreams! I am well on my way to becoming a Nurse and helping others! SOO THANKFUL
11/14/2011 4:03:25 PM CST
Kristin says ...
I'm most thankful for thanksgiving when I was younger and some of my older relatives were still around. My great Aunt Jo was one of my favorite people when I was growing up, and throughout high school. She was so sweet and fun to be around.
11/14/2011 4:03:49 PM CST
Amy B says ...
I'm most thankful for thanksgiving of 2009 because it is the last one I got to spend with my family before I moved far far away from them. Now I visit via skype.
11/14/2011 4:04:42 PM CST
Taylor says ...
I am thankful for many things in life. Im most thankful for my family and my health. My family is always going to be there for me no matter what happens good or bad I love them with all my heart. They keep me going everyday and make my day 10 times better when we get to hang out.
11/14/2011 4:05:43 PM CST
Karina says ...
I am so thankful for my family. I really don't know where I would be without them. They are there for me and support me in everything that I do. Right now as I am pursuing my nursing degree they are behind me 150% and pushing me to work hard and do my best.
11/14/2011 4:06:45 PM CST
Mona says ...
I'm most thankful for the unbelievable & unconditional support, love and care that I've received from my friends and family during the difficult times I face. They never cease to amaze me, and I am very fortunate to have them.
11/14/2011 4:07:01 PM CST
Teddy says ...
I don't want to wax on with effusive sentimentality about my thankfulness for the generic response of "friends and family," but I just can't help myself! Of course I am thankful for the roof over my head and the food on my table, but they would be meaningless without the people with whom to share Thanksgiving year after years. I am thankful for my parents who still pay for my sister and I to come home for Thanksgiving. I am thankful for my crazy Aunt Jay who conducts psychoanalysis on each member of the family over dinner. I am thankful for the huge slab of beef tenderloin we have sitting next to the little sliver of turkey breast (only Nana eats the turkey out of a sense of "tradition," but the rest of us just like beef better!). And I am thankful that we have another chance to do it all again this year.
11/14/2011 4:07:49 PM CST
Katy Fenley says ...
I am thankful for happy, healthy children and spending Thanksgiving with my family who we don't get to see often enough!
11/14/2011 4:08:11 PM CST
Cynthia Recknagel says ...
The Thanksgiving that is most memorable to me was 27 years ago when I gave birth to my first daughter the day of Thanksgiving! I was only 20 years old and overwhelmed, but I will never forget all the visitors and left over Thanksgiving dinners that I got to sample that year. It was heavenly!
11/14/2011 4:13:03 PM CST
Marisol says ...
The one thing I am most thankful for is my healthy child. With so many diseases and terminal illnesses affecting children, I am grateful everyday that my son has a clean bill of health. Not many parents are as fortunate. Marisol
11/14/2011 4:13:40 PM CST
Miranda P. says ...
The Thanksgiving I'm mose Thankful for is Thanksgiving 2010. My grandfather passed away October 2010, so to help ease the emotions, we had my Widowed Grandmother come to our house. We spent the day cooking, playing games, and reflecting on memories of my grandfather. We also of course held our annual tradition of leaving the house Late Thanksgiving night, to get a head start on BLACK FRIDAY shopping,in place. It was all around a great Thanksgiving
11/14/2011 4:14:13 PM CST
patrice broussard says ...
Thanksgiving 2008 was the worst Thanksgiving of my life. I was dying from a rare disease --Wilson's Disease-- that I didn't know that I had. About 10 weeks later, I received a liver transplant that saved my life. I am most thankful for Thanksgiving 2009, and all those that follow, because I am alive when I should be dead.
11/14/2011 4:15:09 PM CST
Karen says ...
I am thankful for my best friend and soul mate who I met while bicycling from Austin, Texas to Anchorage, AK during the summer of 2010. We were both University of Texas students who were riding for a nonprofit cancer fighting organization called Texas 4000. The journey lasted 70 days and began the greatest chapter of my life thus far. I can't imagine my life without Alec and for this I am so thankful.
11/14/2011 4:15:28 PM CST
murrah noble says ...
I lost my job 2 years ago, and decided to invest my unemployment compensation in a small business, and, even though I do not make a lot, I am thankful every day that my family is together, with a roof over our heads, food on the table, and gas in the car. I am blessed.
11/14/2011 4:17:08 PM CST
Caroline says ...
I am most thankful for the Thanksgiving I spent in Niger, Africa. 120 degree days and desert dust didn't do much to make it feel like Thanksgiving, but my group of 35 volunteers was determined to not let the holiday pass by us uncelebrated. We wanted to share our traditions with our Nigerien hosts. It was a huge team effort and a great exercise in creativity to prepare an American Thanksgiving meal for sixty people without the use of electricity. It took the combined efforts of four people just to mash the potatoes! In the end, it didn't matter that the sweet potatoes (dan kali) were white and missing marshmallow adornment, or that fifteen scrawny chickens served in place of a turkey or two. As we all sat down to eat, our group of Americans and Nigeriens, in Hausa, Zarma, English, and French, all took turns saying what they were thankful for. As it turns out, gratitude is a universal language.
11/14/2011 4:22:51 PM CST

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