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What are you "Thankful" for

  
By:  Kathleen  •  Vacations  •  2 weeks ago  •  37 comments

What are you "Thankful" for

I thought we could all take a break from politics and talk about what you are thankful for.

Thanksgiving is coming up and it's time to reflect on the things that really matter in life. 

Name something that you are very thankful for.

Please... be polite and no politics. 

Thank you. 

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Kathleen
1  author  Kathleen    2 weeks ago

I am thankful for my family and friends.

 
 
 
Sunshine
1.1  Sunshine  replied to  Kathleen @1    2 weeks ago
I am thankful for my family and friends.

Me too.  Everyone is doing good right now.  

 
 
 
Kathleen
1.1.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Sunshine @1.1    2 weeks ago

Good!

So far we are all hanging in there, hoping to get through the holidays. Nobody is sick and trying to be careful.

 
 
 
Split Personality
2  Split Personality    2 weeks ago

The successes of my adult children,

The joy of spending every day with my newish wife

( even though she keeps pushing blueberries on me, lol )

Blue Bell ice cream.

A 75 inch Samsung for football jrSmiley_30_smiley_image.gif

and the health of the far flung families I am part of. 

Only one COVID death so far.

My 88 year old Mother and her 90 year old sister

( I should clarify that they are like two 30 somethings, they way they get around )

and the end of the recent 24/7 news coverage...jrSmiley_44_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Kathleen
2.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Split Personality @2    2 weeks ago

All good ones Split... 

Blue bell Ice Cream?  That sounds really good.

I think I am thankful that all the leaves are almost done falling in my yard. jrSmiley_98_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Veronica
3  Veronica    2 weeks ago

My daughter's meds appear to be keeping her in remission.  She is working.

 My son is working.

My spouse and I are both working.

No covid in my acknowledged family members.

My sister and I did get away for a short time together (in state travel) after having to cancel New Orleans trip.

 
 
 
Kathleen
3.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Veronica @3    2 weeks ago

I am very happy that your daughters meds are working Veronica...  : )  

 
 
 
Veronica
3.1.1  Veronica  replied to  Kathleen @3.1    2 weeks ago

Thank you.  It has taken a weight off so far.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Veronica @3    2 weeks ago

Wonderful news about your daughter! 

 
 
 
Veronica
3.2.1  Veronica  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @3.2    2 weeks ago

Thank you.  I thank my Goddess daily - she thanks her God.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
4  Vic Eldred    2 weeks ago

I've thought about it recently. I'm doing good, my kids & grand kids are doing good. We are healthy and I might just make it to a vaccine.

That covers it.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5  Buzz of the Orient    2 weeks ago

What am I thankful for?

My wife, whom I am so lucky to have found and married

My two kids, who are both highly educated, intelligent, and involved in very successful careers

The fact that I'm still alive and kicking while so many of my old friends no longer are.

The decision I made to come to China to teach - something very different from my profession, but that I found to be even more gratifying, although I am now retired.

The pleasure I gain from being a member of thenewstalkers, and thankful for the good friends I discovered because of it and NV, notwithstanding the distance between us.

The movies I can watch a do almost every day, John Grisham's novels, and the delicious food my wife cooks. 

The fact that although I might forget where I put my glasses and then be told I'm wearing them (that actually happened yesterday), yet being able to recall so clearly so many experiences throughout my life from the time I was 2 or 3 years old - those many varied experiences I have had, enjoying the best of times, and surviving the worst. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
5.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5    2 weeks ago

You have plenty of nice things to be thankful for.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
6  Perrie Halpern R.A.    2 weeks ago

Well, I have a loving hubby, two talented and brilliant daughters a wonderful family and hopefully, this year coming, two weddings, too, and both boys are the best. My mom, dad, and father in law are doing fine (knock on wood). I have a roof over my head and food in my belly, so there is a lot to be said about that.

 
 
 
Ender
6.1  Ender  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6    2 weeks ago

And ducks in a pool.  : )

Nice that you like both of your future son in laws.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
6.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @6.1    2 weeks ago

LOL.  And I'm sure they are bound to like Perrie if they don't already.  

 
 
 
Kathleen
6.2  author  Kathleen  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @6    2 weeks ago

Yours sounds a little like my life at the moment.  Congratulations on your daughters engagements.

 
 
 
Kathleen
7  author  Kathleen    2 weeks ago

Come on you guys... you mean to tell me you have nothing to be thankful for? 

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
8  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)    2 weeks ago

My family and friends [aka the family I choose].

My health.

My home.

My career.

My boss.

The doctor that is now looking after my stepdad and making sure he's getting better... at least as "better" as he can be. That this experience has shown me that my mother actually does understand and feel love.

 
 
 
Kathleen
8.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @8    2 weeks ago

Hope your stepdad feels better soon.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
9  Just Jim NC TttH    2 weeks ago

I am thankful that the virus hit both me and my wife and the only symptoms she had was loss of taste and smell and a bit tired. I myself have not really shown any symptoms thus far other than a little respiratory discomfort in my upper chest.

Thankful for all we have, home, food, friends, family, and work.

 
 
 
Kathleen
9.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @9    2 weeks ago

Jim, I am glad that you and your wife recovered from the virus and you both did not get real bad side effects from it.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
10  Greg Jones    2 weeks ago

I wasn't quite so lucky....spent  8 days in  the  hospital. Feeling much better..

Will discuss later in the week

 
 
 
Kathleen
10.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Greg Jones @10    2 weeks ago

I am glad you are feeling a lot better Greg, hospitals are not any fun.

 
 
 
JaneDoe
10.2  JaneDoe  replied to  Greg Jones @10    2 weeks ago

Glad you’re feeling better Greg. Keep healing!

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
10.3  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Greg Jones @10    2 weeks ago

Sorry to hear that Greg but so glad you are recovering.

 
 
 
JaneDoe
11  JaneDoe    2 weeks ago

I too am thankful for my family and friends.
For each new day that I have to share with my loved ones.

This is a poem I came across about being thankful. I love poetry and thought it wouldn’t hurt to share it here.

Be Thankful
Poet Unknown

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations,
because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
because it means you've made a difference.

It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

 
 
 
JaneDoe
11.1  JaneDoe  replied to  JaneDoe @11    2 weeks ago

One more thing, I can’t believe I almost left this out. I am going to be a grandma! My heart is full!!jrSmiley_93_smiley_image.jpg

 
 
 
Sunshine
11.1.1  Sunshine  replied to  JaneDoe @11.1    2 weeks ago

Congrats Jane, being a Grandma is very special.  

 
 
 
Kathleen
11.1.2  author  Kathleen  replied to  Sunshine @11.1.1    2 weeks ago

Congratulations!!! 

I am so happy for you!  

What a great Grandma you will be..

 
 
 
JaneDoe
11.1.3  JaneDoe  replied to  Sunshine @11.1.1    2 weeks ago

Thank you sunshine.

 
 
 
JaneDoe
11.1.4  JaneDoe  replied to  Kathleen @11.1.2    2 weeks ago

I have been looking forward to this for a long time. I am so excited!

Thank you for the kind words. Not to toot my own horn but I am going to be a great grandma! jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Kathleen
11.2  author  Kathleen  replied to  JaneDoe @11    2 weeks ago

Wonderful poem Jane..

 
 
 
Texan1211
12  Texan1211    2 weeks ago

I am thankful for my wife.

I am thankful my sister survived a bout of esophageal cancer.

I am thankful my grandkids are doing so well.

I am thankful my kids are doing so well.

 
 
 
Kathleen
12.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Texan1211 @12    2 weeks ago

All good things for you...

 
 
 
lady in black
13  lady in black    2 weeks ago

I am thankful for:

My family - Always and forever

My friends - I know who I can count during rough times

My dog - What can I say about my best friend

My job - They proved once again how much they care and want to retain workers by upper management taking the brunt of the pay cuts/not getting bonuses that were put in place during this pandemic.  Staff pay is back to normal and 401k match is back in place.  They did the same thing during the 2008-2009 mess.  Next year is my 25th year there.  

Having not to worry financially even if I lost my job.

The time I had with my husband and son before they were taken from this earth.

People here on NT, yes, even the ones I don't see eye to eye with.  Who wants to live in an echo chamber.  

 
 
 
Kathleen
13.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  lady in black @13    2 weeks ago

Nice things to be thankful for, it would get quite boring if everyone had the same opinion I think.