questionswhat are you thankful for this year?

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I'll start off:
I am thankful that I live in a comparatively peaceful country. (Not like the Middle East, Central Africa, or any of the -istan countries)
I am thankful that I get to vote for the leaders of the country, rather than having to take up arms to bring change. (see above)
I am thankful that my kids are generally healthy.
I am thankful that I have a good job, even if they work me to death. That's how I can afford wooting so much.

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You know what I am thankful for? YOU GUYS! Man o man, do the users here post some fantastic deals. I truly appreciate it, especially this time of year.

Happy Thanksgiving Wooters!

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I'm thankful that I have my own problems, and not those of some of our friends.

Ours are challenging enough.

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What fantastic tags!

For posterity: holiday-spirit * thanksgiving * chat * holidays * not-in-syria-today

Closer to home, I am grateful that we are together, healthy, happy, and safe: a year ago, I didn't know if I'd ever feel happy or safe again.

I am grateful for eight legs, four itchy ears, and two bellies-that-often-need-rubbing, and for our mutual love that makes our house a home.

I am grateful for having health insurance for another ten months and access to outstanding medical care that will (hopefully) allow me to return to work.

I am grateful for each individual who has reminded me of the kindness of people, including people I know in person, people I know via the internet, or people I know only for a moment, who hold a door open or smile or say thank you.

I am grateful for @narfcake: for him as a person, as a friend, and as someone who may be the first important person in my life to genuinely care about what happens to me without worrying about the impact on him.

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My family's health, because without that it's hard to enjoy anything else. I also got one more Thanksgiving with my parents, who are 81 and 79 yet still mobile and mostly active.

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This will sound trite, or inspired by Hurricane Sandy (I am in the Midwest and was in no way impacted), but it is neither: I am thankful every day that I have electric power and running water. I have no particular reason to worry about electricity or water, but at some point, pretty much every day, I think: it's great that I have electric power and running water. And that there is no standing water in the basement. I'm also pretty happy that I don't personally know anyone in the hospital or dying right now. After that, everything's negotiable, you know?

For instant, right now I'm thankful that MeTV is showing a Kojak episode with James Woods. And yeah, I'm thankful again for power and water because I just did laundry and will have clean, dry clothes for work tomorrow. Man, we live in a good age.

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I am thankful for several things: my beautiful wife, 2+ years with a liver transplant, and a cool freelance writing job that landed this spring.