What Are You Thankful For This Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is almost here. Tell us what you’re thankful for in the comments.

Sure, there’s the turkey and pumpkin pie. And there’s football for sports fans and parades for the kids and early morning shopping for the deal-seekers.

But Thanksgiving is also a day about reflection. It’s a day to stop and think about all the good in our lives.

So we want to know: when all is said and done, what are you giving thanks for this year?

It can be silly or sweet, simple or profound. We just want to hear it.

Here are a few responses from Patch readers in the region. Check them out, and then tell us what you’re grateful for in the comments.

Dawn Blythe of Jackson Township said:
“I'm thankful for a husband who provides so I can be a stay at home mom! We may not have a fancy house, the nicest cars, or the newest things, but I can be w/ my kiddos, and that is so much more important to me than the other stuff.”

Denise McDannold of Canton said:
“I am thankful for my 3 boys who bring joy to my life. Also for my husband who provides a beautiful home for us to be a family in. In our busy lives, we forget how thankful we are, but I am so thankful for the many friends I have and are there in good times and in bad. Where would we be without them? Here’s to FRIENDS. And last I am thankful for the Patch, what a great site to discover. You rock.”

Amanda Harnocz November 10, 2011 at 03:05 PM
I'm thankful for all of our users on Patch and am thankful I have a family to celebrate the holiday with every year. I'm also thankful for turkey gravy, man that stuff rocks!
Nikki Ferrell November 10, 2011 at 03:15 PM
I'm thankful for my family, my friends and being happy and healthy! Oh, and (thanks for reminding me, Amanda) pumpkin pie. Really thankful for that.
Michelle Simakis November 10, 2011 at 03:35 PM
Family and friends by far are what I'm most thankful for, but what also came to mind was this beautiful fall we've had in Cleveland. I expected the first snowfall to come sometime in July. As far as food goes, I'm obsessed with sweet potatoes. And I'm grateful to have a job in my field that allows me to meet so many people in one community.
Chris Butts November 10, 2011 at 03:42 PM
I am thankful to the voters in Stow for passing Issue 20 as well as electing Sara Drew for our mayor.
Morgan Day November 10, 2011 at 04:09 PM
I'm most thankful for my parents, who always find the time to help me with my problems and encourage me to do the right thing.
Kate Spirgen November 10, 2011 at 07:07 PM
I'm thankful that we'll all be taking a day to step back from the everyday craziness of life and remember what's really important— friends, family and freedom from fear. And, of course, green bean casserole. It's the best part of the meal!
Kaye Spector (Editor) November 10, 2011 at 07:31 PM
I'm grateful for good health, an interesting worklife, my loving family and a snug home. Then there is my sister-in-law's sweet-potato casserole with marshmallow topping. I'm really thankful for that.
Melissa Hebert November 10, 2011 at 07:56 PM
I'm thankful for my wonderful husband, our happy home, our big extended family here, my grandmother who just turned 99 last week, and that my sis and brother-in-law are coming out for Thanksgiving.
Laura Moorehead November 11, 2011 at 02:27 AM
I'm thankful for my family and friends. I thank God every day for them. Without them I'd be lost! Especially my grandma and grandpa they were the heart of my family. I will miss them always, but still so very, very grateful they were in my life. I'm also thankful for my dogs, my hairy kids. Oh! And did I mention my mom's pecan pie?! Oh yeah!!!
Ann Haines November 11, 2011 at 01:31 PM
I am thankful for my faith - God carries me through the curves and pitfalls life presents, for my health and my loving family,dear friends who are chosen family. I'm grateful that i have a job and the devoted volunteers who support us at the Hoover Historical Center - they are dear to my heart. Being a grammy - the grandbabies are such a delight - like whip cream on pecan pie and pumpkin pie!
Nicole Welsh November 11, 2011 at 02:33 PM
I am thankful for my amazing parents and wonderful family. They are always supportive, generous and loving. I couldn't ask for more.
Ms. Latina Renee November 11, 2011 at 02:56 PM
Even though the government kept me outta work 7 years, and recently pushed me into the streets as homeless, I'm thankful for my life and the ability to fight and win a job and a ownership of a home.
Adam C. Miller November 12, 2011 at 05:16 AM
Thankful for America! Having traveled to Europe, Africa, and Asia, I truly appreciate this AMAZING place!
Shari Schneider November 12, 2011 at 06:02 PM
I'm thankful for the many gifts that God has given me, for a flexible job as an Independent AVON Sales Representative so I can devote as much time needed to my husband, children and participate in well-loved activities like writing, all aspects of theater, and being an active volunteer of Pilgrim Church. Oh...and we can't forget the pumpkin pie!
Jessica Roblin November 18, 2011 at 12:18 AM
I'm thankful for the roof over my head and the many great friends who've lasted through the years. And thanks to the readers of Patch!
Devone November 18, 2011 at 02:44 AM
I'm thankful for my husband and my children, for our health and our freedom and our families and friendships.
Dawn Struhar November 18, 2011 at 03:56 PM
I am thankful for my children. My community (Brecksville) and all the good people that are in my life.
Rachel Abbey McCafferty (Editor) November 22, 2011 at 07:02 PM
I'm most thankful for my wonderful family and friends. But I'm also glad to have a job where I get to keep learning new things every day.
Holly Barnes November 22, 2011 at 07:20 PM
Being thankful for family and friends goes without saying. I am thankful for a career that allows me to meet so many people right in my community and those nearby. It is so refreshing to walk into businesses and events and instantly know people and connect! I am thankful for a warm house, dependable car, and for my two foster dogs: Griffin & Aurick. Those doggies have given my Remi buddies to play with!
Holly Barnes November 22, 2011 at 07:22 PM
I totally agree...I've been out of the country several times and each time I return I'm in awe of all that we have here as Americans. I try not to forget how lucky I am to live in a country such as ours!!! Buy American People!!!!
adoma agyare November 22, 2012 at 07:00 PM
I love what you are thankful for especially your life cool!!!!!!!!
adoma agyare November 22, 2012 at 07:02 PM
I am thankful for my family especially my brothers their awesome thanks for listening


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