Thanksgiving week gratitude thread

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Thanksgiving week gratitude thread
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Sat, 11-23-2013 - 1:36pm

I thought it might be nice if we each take a few minutes each day this week to share some of the things we are thankful for.

Mine start with my family - my brother is retired from the army, and I am thankful he is having dinner with us and not his soldiers half way around the world this year.  And I am grateful (and proud) that he is the kind of man who wanted to support the men defending our country by being with them.  And I am grateful for the maturity of my nephew who last year told me how proud he was of his dad for what he was doing - not a mention of what he missed out with with his dad.  And for my sister in law, who is a sister to me, and a great freind.  And my little nephew who makes me laugh every time I talk to him.   

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 11-26-2013 - 10:06pm
I amgrateful that when I went looking for a gym, I called mine first. I've made good freind's there...I feel like I belong to a community...I've been supported through a physical transformation...learned to lift and to love lifting...maybe any gym would have given me this, but I don't think so, so I am grateful for what I have.
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Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 11-26-2013 - 1:26am

What a great thread, SJ!  I have so much to be thankful for!  My health, family, job, dogs, abilities, friends...within each of those categories, there is so much!  Whthere am are so many people so much less fortunate, I realize that so many of my problems are so compared relative to others.  faith 2014 just around the corner, I think I will have to set some realistic goals and get to work on achieving them!  :)

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Registered: 05-08-2006
Mon, 11-25-2013 - 9:10pm
I'm also grateful for my job...I don't love it every day, but I am challenged by the work I do. I work with some great people. I work inside in a beautiful building. I am well paid and mostly appreciated. we are expected to act fairly and ethically. People help one another. I laugh about something every single day.
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Registered: 04-07-2008
Mon, 11-25-2013 - 6:48pm

I am thankful that I have a family to support me through thick and thin. I don't know how I would get through sometimes if I didn't have them. 

Karla
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Registered: 03-15-2004
Mon, 11-25-2013 - 8:24am

Great thread and thanks for starting! 

I am thankful to be (I think) on the right road to being healthy again.  I'm not healthy and I don't feel well a lot of the time but having hope is priceless.  I am also thankful for my family...  most of which is comprised of friends.  I have a lot of special people in my life and who are willing to go on my crazy adventures with me.  I am also thankful to be able to spend the holiday with my mom and that she's doing great post heart surgery.  

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Sun, 11-24-2013 - 7:16pm

Exactly!  I remind my kids often that the hungriest they've ever been would be overfull for most of the world.  And adding a gymrat corollary to that, as out of shape as I might feel at times, I'm still healthier than most Americans my age!






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Registered: 05-08-2006
Sun, 11-24-2013 - 1:18pm
Jean, I agree...I love when we say 'first world problems'. I an thankful that I was born in the place and time when I was born...that I can get heat and light with the flip of a switch..that hot and cold water comes into my house, and is taken away like magic. That I can communicate in so many wys with so little effort. That I live somewhere where I can say whatever I believe freely and without fear. That food is abundant and relatively safe. That world class medical care is available at the bottom of my street.
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Sun, 11-24-2013 - 8:47am

Sweet list!  I'm so thankful for so many things. What it comes down to is that I'm thankful that the things I complain/whine about daily here are so trivial because my life is pretty darn good.  I had a Snoopy beach towel when I was a child (sale, probably that my Mom picked up cheap) that said, "I do a lot of complaining but actually I love my life." That about sums it up.