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Old Nov 13 2013, 09:07 AM   #1
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Default Favorite things (what are you thankful for?)

Thanksgiving is coming up for the US and it got me thinking about what I am thankful for. We have so much, especially when I think of places where there is constant war or (like the Philippines) where a natural disaster has caused so much suffering.

Anyway, there are a lot of tangible and intangible things I'm sure we could list. I know at the top of mine is my husband and then our two kids. Next comes the wonderful boyfriend and girlfriend they are lucky to have found. Then our health. Home, enough money to be comfortable, and a safe place to live.

I'm sure I'll come up with other stuff. Those are the biggies I can think of at the moment.

What are some of you favorites?
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Old Nov 13 2013, 09:16 AM   #2
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Umm first would be my husband. While our schedules SUCK and are constraining (we get up at 3am to drive an hour and 15 minute commute to be at work at 5am) which means bedtime is 7pm. The aforementioned husband works in retail and his ONLY day off is Wed. So all those things people do on the weekend are pretty much out for us.)

BUT I am grateful we HAVE jobs. A roof over our heads ,food to eat,two decent working cars.
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I am thankful for the usual things: family, home, job. With my husband I am thankful that his health is still good. He was diagnosed with a heart problem that could have him just dropping dead with no warning. He was able to find out about this problem, and is working to get it taken care of so that doesn't happen. I am also thankful to still have my parents with us (dad is 83 and has had multiple brain surgeries and mom is 81 and has had kidney problems and lost over 100 lbs). At this point in my life I am glad to have what I have and don't need anything more in my life!!
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Old Nov 13 2013, 04:24 PM   #4
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Other than family, going upstairs on a cold night and finding my electric blanket is on
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Family, a roof over my head, a job, good friends
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Hear, hear, annmarie. That and health.

Though if I may add a few luxuries: enough funds to spend on my hobbies and on travel is very nice, too I'm a very lucky man. Busy, too busy at times, but lucky and happy.
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Old Nov 17 2013, 04:06 AM   #7
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My husband and son, my parents and in-laws (I really hit the jackpot with a fantastic MIL! I hope I'll be able to be as good a MIL when my son grows up and perhaps wants to settle down). I'm also lucky to have a job I enjoy doing and coworkers I like working with, as well as enough money for all the basic necessities of life and some of the luxuries. I don't get to see my friends as often as I'd like due to conflicting schedules, but I'm grateful for all the friends I do have, both in 3D life and online.
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Living in a beautiful town, with the countryside less than five minutes walk away Improved health, reduced stress, joy in life = I have so much to be grateful for
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