Special Thanksgiving Edition – Question of the Day (Reader Request)

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“Dear PoP,

Could be a little bit “Hallmarky” – but how about a “What are you Thankful for” feature before Thanksgiving?”

I don’t think it’s too Hallmarky at all and the photo is fantastic as well. I know I often take things for granted and sometimes need to take a step back to appreciate what I have. So I’ll kick it off, I’m really grateful for my very understanding parents and family, some of the nicest neighbors in town, the 2009 World Champion New York Yankees, and some great friends who have become like family to me.

And this is def. gonna sound Hallmarky but I’m really grateful for you guys, your knowledge and support, which has enabled me to achieve my goal of blogging full time this year. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and/or friends.

So what are you thankful for this year?

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  • Yeah! Yankees!

    Actually, I’m thankful for my family. My parents have been quite supportive as I’ve struggled with the economic downturn, and my extended family has been wonderful. As my impending relocation to the DC area proceeds, my local family members are growing quite excited and putting their networks to work on my behalf.

    I’m thankful for health, especially now that I don’t have employed-provided coverage. I guess I’m just learning to be thankful for the smaller, simpler things in life.

    Thanks for this site, too, PoP. It’s not Thanksgiving-grade thanks, but it’s been a source of useful information and little excitements as I prep to relocate from NY and think about where and how I’d like to live. Cheers!

  • I’m thankful for the folks who look after my kids when I can’t. My parents who are still alive and looking after me. Everyone who has ever given me a chance and stood by my side as I tried to make a difference. And for my friends who like to have fun and make life worth living. Cheers bros.

    Oh, yeah, and I really am thankful for the Obama family’s grace, dignity, intellect, diligence, and hopefully, over time, perseverance. And that the Clintons and Carters and Barrys are still out there doing their thing.

  • I am also thankful for my family, who is always supportive, especially now when I’m looking to make a pretty big life change (moving out West!).

    I’m thankful for my incredible boyfriend, who always makes me laugh when I’m down, and is truly sweet under that sometimes-sharp, sarcastic exterior.

    I get frustrated over all the little things that never go right, but overall, I’m thankful for all the people in my life, and of course, for PoP’s blog 🙂

  • I am thankful I am so lucky in life!

  • I am thankful for everything. It is very easy to get frustrated about what I don’t have or current station in life, but when I really stop to think about it, I am pretty darn lucky. Thanks for this post PoP! The picture is priceless.

  • I am thankful for the new Bad Lieutenant CD “Never Cry Another Tear”.

  • I’m thankful for my awesome husband who is always on my side. I’m thankful that I have so far been spared the heartaches that many people are facing due to the state of the economy over the last year. And I’m thankful for the wonderful friends I’ll be spending tomorrow with!

  • I’m thankful for my hilarious little students, my dog, commercial-free reruns of Arrested Development on IFC, my little house (in the rear), Dr. Dog songs when it’s raining, the word “poo”, premade pie crusts, my parents and brother, Savage Love Podcasts, pears, and about a million more things.

    Happy Thanksgiving, erbody.

  • I am thankful for my job (having one at all is great; having this particular one is even greater), my family and the chance to live near many of them, the cat I adopted, my health, and the fact that I’m having a first date with a very cute girl next week.

  • I am grateful that I live in this beautiful, frustrating city. I love DC, problems and all. And I am thankful for PoP for reminding us to appreciate the beautiful life every day!

    Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving.

  • Well that picture makes me thankful I don’t have kids. Otherwise I am thankful for friends, family, animal companions and an occasional hand lotion latte.

  • Thankful for our lives, our love, our family, our beautiful snug home in one of the most diverse and vibrant part of this capital. It’s about people, bad and good, who make a community.

  • I am sooo thankful I don’t have to carry the fixings for Thanksgiving dinner for 20 up to a 4th floor walk-up apt. anymore – that no one will have to walk across the back of the couch to get out during the meal, and that the 3 year old leftover can of cranberry sauce doesn’t actually expire until Jan. 2010.

    And all of the above, family, friends, fortune etc.

  • I’m thankful to have friends who not only invite me over for Thanksgiving dinner and tons of other social events throughout the year, but who are also willing to help me with home improvement projects and, going above and beyond the call of duty OR friendship, dispose of mouse carcasses for me. (Yes, I’m a wimp about dead things. I admit it.)

  • Thankful for family and friends, meaningful work, a new community garden plot, reminders to appreciate doors and old signs and the beautiful life here in DC.

  • Emmaleigh504

    I’m thankful for a roof over my head and Ashlee Barrington.

  • Now and forever thankful for vasectomies.

  • saf

    So many things – people, both friends and family, and my city, and the wonderful job and the beastie-cats, and…

    I am reminded that when my neighbor responds to “How are you?” with “I’m blessed,” I should remember that I am too.

  • @Herb Ha ha ha! and yuck, gross.
    I’m thankful for friends who cook well, babies who hug tight, husbands who rock in multiple ways, bulbs that come up in the spring, roofs that don’t leak, peaceful neighbors, old cars that still run and sunshiney memories.

  • I’m thankful my husband made it home from Iraq.

  • Let’s take time also to pause and reflect kindly on the spirit of this most American of holidays, and the true story of the voyage that would change the world:

    The Dutch coast of Delfthaven in 1620, William Bradford and his 102 Pilgrims of Leyden (including 35 children) crammed below deck on a 90 foot ship called the Mayflower;

    The half that survived at Plymouth Rock settlement planting corn, potatoes and raising turkeys with the indigenous Indians they encountered peacefully to then enjoy, Pilgrim and Indian together, their first harvest feast: the first Thanksgiving in 1621.

    “O most merciful Father, we bow our heads in gratitude on this our Thanksgiving Day. We give thee humble and hearty thanks for this thy bounty; beseeching thee to continue thy loving kindness to us, that our land may yield her increase, to thy glory and our comfort. Amen.”

    -Thanksgiving Day Propers (1689) from The Episcopalian Book of Common Prayer.

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