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    I attended a choir performance this evening themed around gratitude... my parents performed. I liked that theme. There's a lot that is hard and sad and a pain about life. Everybody knows that. But there's almost always something that can make you glad too.

    • I'm glad I went to that performance, it didn't cost any money, I saw a family friend I hadn't seen in a long time.
    • Today I also found out that my aunt agreed to try a type of chemo that it is compatible with her vaccine study and also with the other treatment she is getting.
    • Also thankful for pumpkin pie and the internet and getting an education.
    • Election is over.


    What are you thankful for?
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    MY FREAKING FAVORITE HOLIDAY!!! No need to buy presents and pretend you like ones that you don't instead you just eat a lot of good food and watch the lions lose to the packers
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    I adore TG. Delicious food, wine, family... This year it will be at the gorgeous house of my aunt and uncle with their gorgeous new baby (my adorable cousin Claire, three weeks old). My fiancé and I haven't attended one of my family's holiday parties for years because, we'll, they're crazy and rude, but this year we are doing it for our love of Claire and her lovely parents.

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    I guess it's okay...if the stuffing is made correctly.

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    Thanksgiving is by far my least favorite holiday. It's all about food, and I'm not into most of the foods served on Thanksgiving. My favorite way to spend Thanksgiving is with pizza and football
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    Thanksgiving is by far my least favorite holiday. It's all about food, and I'm not into most of the foods served on Thanksgiving. My favorite way to spend Thanksgiving is with pizza and football
    Aw sad... I loooove the food we eat at Thanksgiving. My family join up with my parents' neighbors, who are Indian, so we have lots of cumin and coriander and paneer and biryani, which goes amazingly well with cornbread and cranberries and stuff like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UniqueMixture View Post
    MY FREAKING FAVORITE HOLIDAY!!! No need to buy presents and pretend you like ones that you don't instead you just eat a lot of good food and watch the lions lose to the packers
    Agree! Especially the part about the Packers.
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    My husband likes the holiday. I could take it or leave it. Because of this, he usually does most of the cooking.

    Holidays were more fun when I wasn't the mom. The mom ends up doing a crap-load of work a lot of times. If I do all the stuff I'm supposed to do, I am way too tired to enjoy anything. I'd be just fine with Banquet turkey pot pies and pumpkin turn overs from McDonald's. I've been trying to talk my husband into that for years, but he's not having any of it.

    This year, we might be having dinner with another family. A family that loves to cook and are generally pleasant, funny people. It sounds like it might be fun. We'll see.
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    Thanksgiving this year is bittersweet for me. Last year, my dad came down to visit me and my new baby. I made my first Thanksgiving day spread. I was so proud of myself. Lol

    This year, my dad (my only family) has disowned me over a misunderstanding on his part. I'm getting divorced and am about to move out and be a single mom to 2 little boys.

    However, despite all the hurt, I am thankful for a few things:

    • my boys. they are the light of my life and can bring me joy no matter how down I might be
    • my job. they have supported me in a way I could not have anticipated. they have given me an incredible opportunity, and I am very grateful.
    • my ex in progress. he has handled this process very gracefully and has helped to make what could be a very awful, ugly experience something that we can both be proud of and learn from. I believe we'll both be better people on the other side of this.
    • my friend who has been there for me as much as time allows. it's rare that I really connect with someone, and this friendship has become very valuable to me. I am grateful for it, even with it's limitations.


    I do believe it is important to be thankful, and I try to remember to be...even when I'm feeling so overwhelmed by the pain & chaos that currently surrounds me.

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    And i'm also thankful for music that gets me thru the day.

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