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CindeeJackson says ...
So Grateful with thankfullness this year beacause my favorite first cousin D.J. Army soldier came home in time for a wonderful holiday with his family after serving his 5th tour of duty in Afgan. I am now a 5 year breast cancer survior & so thankful for the health of our miracle preemie baby twins born to my daughter. Little Abby born 1.01oz & baby Emma 1.3 oz. What a miracle in these preemie NIC units. Baby Abby & Emma are a thriving 14lbs this year & I am the happiest grannie in the world! I say with in appreciation for all wonderful people who have worked so hard to help these lives. I am most thankful for the living healthy & whole lives that surround me this year. Please send me the gift card I want to cook a great meal for my family who would really appreciate it! Thanks whole foods!
11/24/2011 5:01:39 PM CST
Diane Var says ...
I am not close with my extended family and am estranged from my own family. I am thankful for my husband and daughter. If I didn't have them, I don't know where I'd be today.
11/24/2011 5:43:03 PM CST
Wendy Bryant says ...
I'm thankful for Whole Foods on Canal Street in Chicago, IL I moved to Chicago on the 21st for a new job. I have no family or friends in the area or located in the Midwest. I moved here with $40 in my pocket and a prayer. Since, I knew I would be spending Thanksgiving alone I prayed and I wanted to at least have a Thanksgiving meal in my hotel room. Well I took a stroll down the street from my hotel and found Whole Foods. I was so excited. I went in and it was huge, and they were serving thanksgiving fixing to create a meal. I spent about $24 on my meal. The dinners were $7.99 a lb. I return to my room with a smile, and a thankful heart. So thank you to the staff at Whole Foods for make my Thanksgiving just like I was at home. By the way I'm from Maryland (the East Coast). Happy Holiday's to All and see on Christmas. Wendy
11/24/2011 6:03:40 PM CST
Gaines says ...
My family and I are truly foodies, and frequently show our thanks to all our loved ones through our traditional East and/or West home-cooked meals. Hence, we take this opportunity to convey our special thanks to Wholefoods for opening its doors here in OKC just in time for the 2011 Thanksgiving. We currently live in a little town an hour away from the newly opened Wholefoods and this is where we have been excitedly making the effort to do the much awaited grocery shopping every weekend ever since. Yes, we are beside ourselves now that we have our very own Wholefoods. We now enjoy plenty of delightful local and international food and culinary options and we are always tempted and thrilled to try some new food items that are totally unfamiliar to us. In a nutshell, seeing the freshest vegges and fruits is like candy to the eyes! By the way, our Thanksgiving spread today was nothing but superb! For the first time, we as a family, savored the yummy homemade roasted organic turkey, the freshly roasted chestnuts in our flavorful stuffing, the crunchy organic brusselspouts with garlic chips, chile flakes, and olive oil, and the organic fresh cranberries in a sweet piquant chutney. As for dessert, we used those lovely organic red raspberries to make our favorite to-die-for raspberry pie. And oh, talking about organic, our family has made Wholefoods organic chicken as our "official" Sunday roast chicken dinner! All we can say is the long lost thought of going back to basics has now been made possible. This is the Thanksgiving we are most thankful for!
11/24/2011 7:14:27 PM CST
Monica Pascatore says ...
This is the Thanksgiving I'm most thankful for. And each year ahead I hope to say the same thing. My husband and I decided not to travel this holiday but instead stay put, cook a special meal at home and spend some quality time with our daughter (this is her first 'real' Thanksgiving). While we were initially rather sad not to see our families we are happy and thankful knowing they are healthy and enjoying the holiday with other loved ones!
11/24/2011 7:41:16 PM CST
Val says ...
We had a great Thanksgiving. My parents are in their eighties, and I count every holiday with them now as most precious. Our family is not vegetarian, and so I gladly pay a little more for the meats and seafood at Whole Foods because I know that their store brings locally raised, humanely treated animals to our table. In fact, we had a good laugh at our dinner table, as we enjoyed the Whole Foods Organic Free Range Turkey. My Turkey, Thomas, enjoyed a humane life, plenty of fresh air and sunshine, a great circle of friends, an antibiotic free diet of quality grains, and a fabulous cell phone plan. He didn't travel much though, as his wings were clipped.
11/25/2011 12:39:50 PM CST
Shiloh K says ...
I'm thankful for this Thanksgiving, because it's my first with our daughter who was born to us after 12 years together. These are the times we will remember most!
11/26/2011 12:02:19 AM CST
joselito says ...
Several years ago, I set myself the November challenge of posting on my Facebook page one thing I was thankful for every single day of the month. It surprised me how simply focusing on gratitude shifted my perspective and lightened my mood. And sharing that gratitude was uplifting to my friends and family, too!
11/26/2011 4:00:14 AM CST
jackie z says ...
Every Thanksgiving with my family is a special one to me!
11/26/2011 2:32:43 PM CST
Elizabeth B. says ...
My pantry "must haves" include the following: whole wheat pasta, rice, pesto sauce, 365 roasted vegetable pasta sauce, chicken stock, peanut butter, crackers, canned tuna fish, dried beans, canned tomatoes, and katamala olives.
12/29/2011 9:26:42 AM CST
eliza k says ...
The Thanksgiving I am most thankful for is the one to come this 2011. Although, it has not occurred yet, it will no contest be easier, happier, and we have so much more to be thankful for than last year. That begs the question,"what happened last year"? Last year, my husband, two tween sons, two dogs and I were on a cross country trip from Florida (our former home) with the few possessions packed into our sole car and left on a journey to New Mexico to my mother-in-laws residence after my husband lost his job. Seriously, I am not looking for the sympathy card here and the next part will tell you why. It was a three day trek that we started the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. We were doing 13 hour legs to make it here before the end of the long holiday weekend. This may sound like a line, but I was so lucky to have this time to spend with my growing boys who are quickly becoming men before my eyes. We don't have all the gadgets, TV in the car, laptops or IPODS that the usual family does. The simple fact being that we can't afford them. Yes, I frequently feel bad about that. Yes, I was worried how we were going to make it in the car for three days without someone having a major meltdown (me). However, it was this grand opportunity that showed me and my husband what a great job we had been doing as parents. Yes, we were down on our luck, and boy, was it hard to try to be thankful that we had nothing left....no home, no jobs. On the second day, after quickly realizing somewhere in Georgia that everything would likely be shut down for the holiday, we make a stop at the only fast food place open around 2 for some very dried burgers and wilty salad and kept trekking our way, not feeling very festive. Before we made it to our decided stop in East Texas, we chose to make it another learning lesson for our boys, but also for ourselves (to prove that others still have it worse than we did, even at that moment). We stopped at a smallish church that had a soup kitchen. Not for ourselves to partake in a meal, as my boys thought but to be of service to others who also needed a warm smile and a handshake to feel normal. It was another opportunity to see my young men opening their hearts and not thinking selfishly about themselves. We finished up the evening after a short hour of help and went to a very peaceful crash time in our cheap hotel...then on again. It was a great time to spend with my family and for us all to see that at all times, as long as we are with ones we love.....we will always have at least one thing to be thankful for.
11/04/2012 4:02:43 PM CST
eliza k says ...
The Thanksgiving I am most thankful for is the one to come this 2011. Although, it has not occurred yet, it will no contest be easier, happier, and we have so much more to be thankful for than last year. That begs the question,"what happened last year"? Last year, my husband, two tween sons, two dogs and I were on a cross country trip from Florida (our former home) with the few possessions packed into our sole car and left on a journey to New Mexico to my mother-in-laws residence after my husband lost his job. Seriously, I am not looking for the sympathy card here and the next part will tell you why. It was a three day trek that we started the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. We were doing 13 hour legs to make it here before the end of the long holiday weekend. This may sound like a line, but I was so lucky to have this time to spend with my growing boys who are quickly becoming men before my eyes. We don't have all the gadgets, TV in the car, laptops or IPODS that the usual family does. The simple fact being that we can't afford them. Yes, I frequently feel bad about that. Yes, I was worried how we were going to make it in the car for three days without someone having a major meltdown (me). However, it was this grand opportunity that showed me and my husband what a great job we had been doing as parents. Yes, we were down on our luck, and boy, was it hard to try to be thankful that we had nothing left....no home, no jobs. On the second day, after quickly realizing somewhere in Georgia that everything would likely be shut down for the holiday, we make a stop at the only fast food place open around 2 for some very dried burgers and wilty salad and kept trekking our way, not feeling very festive. Before we made it to our decided stop in East Texas, we chose to make it another learning lesson for our boys, but also for ourselves (to prove that others still have it worse than we did, even at that moment). We stopped at a smallish church that had a soup kitchen. Not for ourselves to partake in a meal, as my boys thought but to be of service to others who also needed a warm smile and a handshake to feel normal. It was another opportunity to see my young men opening their hearts and not thinking selfishly about themselves. We finished up the evening after a short hour of help and went to a very peaceful crash time in our cheap hotel...then on again. It was a great time to spend with my family and for us all to see that at all times, as long as we are with ones we love.....we will always have at least one thing to be thankful for.
11/04/2012 4:02:47 PM CST
Lorrie Bolt says ...
I am most Thankful to have a job and a roof over my head. Two years ago I lost my job, house and was pretty much homeless. Thank God for my brother or I would have been living on the streets. This year I have an apartment a great job so I am very Thankful.
11/08/2012 2:37:26 PM CST
misael says ...
y'm thankful for thanksgiven beacuase my family and others come to my house and selabrat.
11/15/2012 7:26:55 PM CST

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