Finding Joy in Gratitude

In anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday this week, we asked readers what you are thankful for this year. Here's a small sampling of some of your answers.

In anticipation of the Thanksgiving holiday this week, we asked readers what you are thankful for this year. Here’s a small sampling of some of your answers:

“I am thankful to live in this amazing period in time where we have access to the ancient ways of living, and being, as well as new technologies to expand our knowledge.”
– Heather

“I am thankful for having a safe place to live, food and clean drinking water every day, heat when I’m cold, air conditioning when I’m hot, doctors and medicine when I’m sick and for my amazing husband and beautiful healthy daughter.”
– Julie

“I’m thankful for the time I get to spend with my family! I truly cherish each moment with them!”
– Gina

“I am thankful for the opportunity to be able to choose how to live my life and the opportunity to be able to learn and grow from those choices.”
– Kathryn

“I an thankful that my husband- who is my best friend and soulmate- has survived two major life threatening illnesses and was recently presented with a clean bill of health.”
– Kelly

“I am thankful for the wild apple trees that have netted me 25lbs of free, organic apples this fall! A great way to feed the family.”
– Erin

“Life! Being a breast cancer survivor, I am thankful for every morning and every moment.”
– Joanna

“My grandchildren because they have added some spark to my life.”
– Kirsten

“I am thankful to have a wood burning stove to stay warm with this winter blast coming at us!”
– Charithah

“I am thankful our son has a job in his field, my husband is still alive and we’re still in love after 25 years of marriage, and my greenhouse is producing salads! We are healthy, we are at peace, and we have productive work to do. Life is good!”
– Wendy

“I am thankful that my boys are strong, intelligent and empathetic; and that they are determined and forging a better path for themselves in life than their father and I did. I couldn’t be more proud of and thankful for the men they are becoming.”
– Anjanette

“I am thankful for the dirt under my fingernails in the summer, and the food in my cold room in the winter. There are few things more fulfilling than growing from seed the food that feeds my family. And I am very fortunate to have had a wonderful grandfather there to teach me the know how of growing food.”
– Rose

“I am thankful to have a job in this economy.”
– Bernie

“For my good health which in turn allows me to do all the outdoor adventures I love.”

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! If you didn’t get a chance to share your thoughts last week, let us know what you’re most thankful for below!

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Jaime McLeod

Jaime McLeod is a longtime journalist who has written for a wide variety of newspapers, magazines, and websites, including She enjoys the outdoors, growing and eating organic food, and is interested in all aspects of natural wellness.


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I am grateful for my family, my kids and my sisters are my world. And I’m grateful for the memories of my mom and dad and grandparents that are no longer with us.

lamin seckan

Am really Inspired by this corner amd i wish to be part of it

Elizabeth McCoy

I am thankful my only brother made it thru his illness and is able to give thanks to GOD for healing him of the serious illness that he pulled him thru this pass year. I am also thankful to GOD for allowing me to help him during those trying times.

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