Ask the Readers: What Are You Most Grateful For?

By Ashley Jacobs on 25 November 2014 50 comments

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One of the major themes of Thanksgiving is gratitude. Ideally, we would show our thanks for the important (and the not so important) things in life every day of the year, but it can sometimes be left on the wayside when life gets busy or difficult. This is a good time for all of us to remember the positive things in our lives.

What are you most grateful for? What is your favorite way to express gratitude? When was the last time you said thank you — and really meant it?

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Gina

I'm most grateful for good friends. I express thanks by saying thank you. I last thanked someone yesterday for helping me.

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Liisa

Most grateful for the man Jesus and everything his life stands for. And my hubby who treats me very much the same way...

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Tina in NJ

I am most grateful for my husband. He puts up with a lot from me and takes up more than his share of slack.

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Rebecca B. A. R.

God and God's blessings of family, friends, pets and love and hope.

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TJ

I am grateful for being alive, healthy, relatively happy and safe in all aspects of my life.

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la lisa lisa

i am grateful for the wonderful, loving memories of thanksgivings past that i was blessed with when i had my father and grandfather still alive...they have both passed so for NOW in current thanksgivings, i'm blessed for the love i get from friends, my mom who just turned 70 this year and for my boyfriend who makes me feel understood, loved and brings me laughter. blessed indeed!!!

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Emily

I'm grateful for my husband and the awesome friends we've made in St. Louis

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TMiller

I recently had knee surgery and it has made me appreciate the ability to take a walk. If a person takes time to be grateful, even the tiniest things can make one very happy.

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MELISSA HANSSON

I am most grateful for my family and my husband and our friends. We are blessed to know so many special people.

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Christie

I am most grateful my salvation in Jesus. After that, my sweet and loving family are the best things in my life. My favorite way to express gratitude is to give little thoughtful gifts and saying thank you! I said Thank You to my friends today who have been praying for some health concerns I've had lately.

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Mary Happymommy

I'm most grateful for my husband and kids.

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Thomas @ i need money ASAP!

Very grateful for my daughter. She's only been with us for 6 months but its changed my life :)

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KelR1

I'm most grateful for my health and my dogs.

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nicole dz

I am most grateful for my family, friends, and my pets everyday.

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Jennifer Marie

I am most grateful for my job and family

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Julie Wood

I am thankful for my family! They will all be arriving at my house and having Thanksgiving with me! I am especially thankful that my Elderly Dad is not sick anymore and he will be with us!

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Donna Sako

I am grateful every day I awake. Too many times the busy life we make for ourselves have created for us a world of grab and take. We get so lost in the want of things that we forget what blessings we have. Happiness is not achieved by stuff but by life itself. Being thankful you have a new day to live has immense power on your life and how you see each an every day. The simple pleasures of sight, taste, smell, breath and touch are too often taken for granted.

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Jodi Lemons

I am grateful for all the people in my life who have loved, supported and cherished me during the most difficult season in my life. And my Heavenly Father, who placed them there.

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Judy

I am most grateful for the last nine years I've been given since being diagnosed with stage four bilateral lung cancer in September, 2005. Each day I am with my loved ones and friends is a blessing.

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Elena

I am grateful for my family

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An g

I am grateful thankful for my family's health this year! Nothing else could top that!

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Guest

last week I was grateful that I didn't live in Buffalo.

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Abby

I'm most grateful for God and for my family.

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Denise L

I'm most grateful for my beautiful children. I'm one lucky mama!

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The life I'm living right now. I have family, a loving partner and a job I can do at home (and that also helps people). Every day I feel blessed.

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Christina

I am most grateful for my husband this Thanksgiving!

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Dee Dee

Most grateful for my hubby and children and now a grandson and the rest of our family.

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Guest

Family, friends, safety, health, and an incredible year! I have much to be grateful for.

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Lisa

While we are all grateful for friends and family, when I am walking my dog, I like to stop and just enjoy being outside. I am grateful I live in a place that allows me the freedom to enjoy nature. Or to travel to a city for the museums and arts. When so many are being forced from their homes or feel trapped in their country, I have been given a degree of freedom that dreams are made of and I hope I never take that for granted.

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Ginger

I'm most grateful for knowing and believing in my Lord and Savior! I am so very loved and blessed.

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Kathleen S.

I'm thankful for my husband and our sons--the three best guys in the world!

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Catherine

In 2013, my husband had to have his right leg amputated because of a knee replacement that went bad. He spent the better part of nine months of last year in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, rehab hospitals, and a long term acute care hospital. And in the middle of all of the ordeal, my father died. Early in the fall of 2013, however, I started keeping a gratitude journal and doing a great deal of research about gratitude. It made all of the difference in the world in how I experienced my life. Indeed, I found that I had never felt more grateful than I did last fall when we were in the midst of that ordeal. I have continued to keep the gratitude journal and practice disciplines of rejoicing, and I expect that I will for the rest of my life.

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Susan P.

I am so grateful for my good friends and family. I show them by doing things for them without being asked and helping out every way I can. My neighbors and I pick up each others mail and packages as wells pet sitting when we are away. My favorite way to show my gratitude is to give away the pottery I make.

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bostjan

I'm most grateful for my health. Without it, you have nothing. Also, I'm grateful for having such a nice family and friends. And last but not least, I'm grateful to be able to read the Wisebread.com, hehe. Merry upcoming Xmas to you all (better sooner than later, lol)!

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Sheryl

I am grateful for my brother and my friends. They are always there for me. Today, I thanked the server at Dunkin Donuts for being there on Thanksgiving & put extra money in the tip jar. My family & friends I thank by supporting them in anyway I can.

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Mitchell Goldstein

I am grateful that I have my health and the financial resources to make choices on my own terms.

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Marcia

I am grateful that I had the foresight to become debt free after a series of unfortunate events in my life. That freedom allows you to live your life in a very thoughtful and complete way. I would have never made it otherwise.

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Diane

I am most thankful for my family & my good health... after that, for our home.

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Tricia

I am most thankful for receiving the salvation of Jesus and wonderful changes that a relationship with Him has made in my life. I am also thankful family and friends that are loving and supportive as well as for the many opportunities that I can return that love and support to them.

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Mary W

I am grateful for the love and support of my family and friends.

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Laura J

I am most grateful for my family, and my precious grandson who is the light of my life!

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Emily

My health, my family and my job.

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Lynda

i am most grateful for my family.

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BRB

My life!

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Suz_Glo

My family!

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Elle P.

I'm most thankful for my family.

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Linda F.

I am grateful for my husband.

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Amanda Sakovitz

I'm most grateful for family

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SerenityNow

I'm grateful for my health. I'm also grateful for my job! It's not perfect, but I'm thankful to have a full-time job in a fun place that pays the bills.

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steve weber

I am most grateful for my family and friends.