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What Are You Most Thankful For?

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Sometimes it’s hard to remember the true meaning of Thanksgiving when you’re in the haze that comes from a heaping serving of turkey and stuffing. It’s easy to get distracted by all the football games. And it’s practically impossible to reflect on important issues after a second or third go at the pumpkin pie.



But when all the dishes have been rinsed off and you’ve loosened the top button on your Thanksgiving pants, it’s time to put a little thought into what matters most in your life. For some, the fact that they are surrounded by loved ones on the special occasion is all that matters. Others count their blessings that they have a good job in a still floundering economy.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many feel fortunate that they have a roof over their heads. While there are those who can’t believe they went another year with the benefit of good health. And in an election year lots of people are reminded how happy they are to live in a democratic society -- even if the outcome wasn’t exactly to their liking. With so much to be happy about, we have to ask: What are you most thankful for?
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  • Bill 2012/11/23 07:11:46
    All of the above — and then some
    Bill
    +6
    All of the above, with the exception of a Democratic society, because I'm a Republican, and a conservative, and don't agree with the direction the Democrats are taking our Country. But good health and family head the list. Health, I'm 87 and still in good health, feeling good, with no known health problems, so I'm very Thankful for that.

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  • macy 2012/12/17 01:29:07
    All of the above — and then some
    macy
    Except for my health, because I am in poor health so that doesn't apply; and also my job because I'm still in school and the school I go to is a major reason for the poor health. But I am mostly grateful for the best boyfriend in the world. :)
  • Sweetthing Joseph 2012/12/01 20:41:21
    All of the above — and then some
    Sweetthing Joseph
    I am grateful for life and for knowing God. he is wonderful and without him I would not be and all the other things that I have and enjoy would be non-existent.
  • Kevin 2012/11/29 19:45:04
    All of the above — and then some
    Kevin
    And that my house didn't blow away from hurricane Sandy.
  • Bethanie Azpiri 2012/11/27 20:48:36
    My friends and family
    Bethanie Azpiri
    My Family most of all cause they are always there
  • bt sedlock 2012/11/27 19:56:02
    My friends and family
    bt sedlock
    I Don't know what I would do without such a caring and loving family.
  • chucky 2012/11/27 15:37:08
    All of the above — and then some
    chucky
    That our sons turned out be decent human beings and most of all they have morals.
  • Shawn 2012/11/26 18:27:55
    All of the above — and then some
    Shawn
    +2
    6 years cancer free, no more brain cancer. GOD is great and mighty over everything!
  • Doris Kramer 2012/11/26 15:00:48
    My friends and family
    Doris Kramer
    +1
    I'm leaving a comment because I was quick to click and then i was not allowed to change it (boo-hoo-hoo, poor me. Right? Whatever...) Any way, I am thankful for my family and friends, but I'm also thankful for everything else that God has blessed me with and most important I'm thankful that He sent his son to die for me on the cross. Jesus' death covers my flaws and my inability to be perfect. It allows mercy and grace to flow over me rather than guilt and pain. Talk about freedom... Praise God! I'm thankful for Jesus!!!!
  • Mark 2012/11/26 10:29:32
    My friends and family
    Mark
    They're the only reasons I even bother waking up in the morning.
  • LissFirefly 2012/11/26 06:33:04
    A good job
    LissFirefly
    +1
    In this economy, that Obama ruined. So thankful to have a job.
  • Zepland 2012/11/26 04:45:35
    My friends and family
    Zepland
    God gave me my husband and I am truly thankful.
  • Azrael-In GOD we trust 2012/11/26 03:16:31
    All of the above — and then some
    Azrael-In GOD we trust
    +2
    Let's not forget the men and women who serve our country in uniform.
  • Jarod Kochman 2012/11/26 03:07:48
  • addie 2012/11/26 02:53:04
    All of the above — and then some
    addie
    Well, not so much my friends or my family.
  • ms jones 2012/11/25 21:17:50
    Living in a democratic society
    ms jones
    I had actually tried to pick 4 out of the five, but once I chose the first one it counted as my vote. I have a lot to be thankful for and for that I am thankful.
  • Ian 2012/11/25 18:52:07
    All of the above — and then some
    Ian
    +1
    I love the saying we should be grateful for whats around the table not what on the table.
    Mind you if i can have something good on the table has well its a bonus.
  • Thomas G Towns 2012/11/25 17:29:22 (edited)
    All of the above — and then some
    Thomas G Towns
    Jenna from FOX news should be in there. jenna fox news
  • Andii 2012/11/25 16:37:34
    My health
    Andii
    Blesses from God and been with my family :)
  • Dave 007 2012/11/25 12:39:50
    All of the above — and then some
    Dave 007
    +1
    I'm NOT thankful for obama.
  • Bob 2012/11/25 06:16:22
    All of the above — and then some
    Bob
    Life though crazy.
  • Katherine 2012/11/25 05:07:48
    The roof over my head
    Katherine
    I'm not in a FEMA camp yet and I still have living relatives to celebrate it with.
  • Ian 2012/11/25 03:48:09 (edited)
    All of the above — and then some
    Ian
    +1
    Since I can only select one, I had to select this one as most of the above are true... Except for the democratic society one.

    You Americans are truly blessed to have your wonderful constitutional rights! I pray I'll live to see the day when we here in Malaysia can also enjoy freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of association, balance of powers, independence of the judiciary, free and fair elections, etc.
  • Realistic 2012/11/25 03:17:08
    My health
    Realistic
    +1
    Without good health nothing else matters.
  • Liberty Blade 2012/11/25 03:14:49
    All of the above — and then some
    Liberty Blade
    Let me remind you that we are not a democracy, we are a republic. It's easy to confuse. In a democracy, 51% can vote to make the 49% slaves. In a our republic, everyone has inalienable rights.
  • squire 2012/11/25 03:13:30
    My friends and family
    squire
    Ll
  • J-wei 2012/11/25 01:12:38
    My friends and family
    J-wei
    +1
    and life
  • Shonny 2012/11/25 00:08:19
    The roof over my head
    Shonny
    +1
    I'm thankful for my new lovely apartment.
  • scarfy 2012/11/24 21:54:37
    All of the above — and then some
    scarfy
    And the ability to recognize it.
  • Farhadh Uddin 2012/11/24 21:29:42
    All of the above — and then some
    Farhadh Uddin
    My life and football
  • Lanikai 2012/11/24 17:06:40
    My friends and family
    Lanikai
    +1
    Especially my inlaws and my internet friends. All my SH friends and other site friends.
  • Lily 2012/11/24 15:20:07
    My health
    Lily
    +1
    I am thankful for my friend's and family's health. We ate black-eyed peas on New Year's Day, which probably helped us a little. I love my family (and friends) and am so glad they're healthy and happy.
  • santosh umap 2012/11/24 15:05:22
    My friends and family
    santosh umap
    +2
    My friends and family very nice
  • tee 2012/11/24 11:54:28
    The roof over my head
    tee
    well every thing in life -------------
  • Derbyhat 2012/11/24 10:21:37
    All of the above — and then some
    Derbyhat
    +1
    Funny that "All of the Above" put everything else on the bottom. I had to think about one of the answers, but I am glad to live in a democratic society, even though it is extremely fickle these days.
  • roxy902 2012/11/24 08:01:02
    My friends and family
    roxy902
    +1
    Im grateful for so many things!! God has really blessed me and my family. And Why is living in a democratic society something to be grateful for??...
  • Lanikai roxy902 2012/11/24 17:07:38
    Lanikai
    +1
    Beats the living heck out of Cuba, or Saudi Arabia or anywhere in Africa, for sure.
  • shakia locke 2012/11/24 07:30:44
    All of the above — and then some
    shakia locke
    i say all of above because you really need those things in your life to survive but the most important is your family no matter what.
  • raelene 2012/11/24 06:54:07
    My friends and family
    raelene
    Including my dog :)
  • ♥N A♥ 2012/11/24 03:48:19
    The roof over my head
    ♥N A♥
    Grateful I have my home
  • gary 2012/11/24 03:31:12
    All of the above — and then some
    gary
    and this is easy, that Obama won, not that sick puppet that most of american s saw right through.
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