by Katy on November 22, 2012 · 13 comments

Today I am thankful for:

  • The health and welfare of my family.
  • A roof over my head which includes a safe and functioning kitchen.
  • The ability to walk into a grocery store and buy all the food I both need and want.
  • A safe neighborhood.
  • A stable job which pays me a living wage.
  • The ability to see my way through life’s challenges.
  • Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, cranberry sauce, rolls and pie. Always the pie.

Always the pie.

How about you? What are you thankful for?

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

steph November 22, 2012 at 2:15 am

I am thankful that:
1) I was born in Scotland
2) I live in a country where access to medical treatment is free and a right and doesn’t depend on your wallet.
3) I have an understanding husband
4) I have a family that I love
5) I’m not a turkey


Katy November 22, 2012 at 8:53 am

Okay, #5 made me snorty laugh!



Charli November 22, 2012 at 2:19 am

I am so thankful to have a lovely husband and children that love me, that I was born into a country with a stable government and good human rights, for a stable job and all the comforts I have been blessed with , for the absolute beauty of the natural world and the opportunities I get to view and live in it.


Shelley November 22, 2012 at 5:39 am

For a loving husband, for a safe home, for all my faculties (so far), for financial security (due to thrift), for good friends. Happy Thanksgiving!


Linda in Indiana November 22, 2012 at 8:26 am

Today I am thankful for:
1 Family and friends
2 Living in a country where I can worship as I choose
3 Always having enough or more than enough so I can share
4 A husband that loves me
5 All the military that works so hard to guarantee my freedom
6 So many things that sometimes I forget to even notice because my life is overflowing with many, many blessings!


lindsey November 22, 2012 at 10:24 am

My husband, the food, running water and being a woman in a country where I can go to school, read what I want (and drive!).


Mama Minou November 22, 2012 at 10:30 am

1) Family and friends who are like family
2) Warm, snug, comfortable shelter
3) Good food
4) An interesting job that supports my family
5) Education for my boys and myself
6) the ability to run, which makes me happy
7) access to medical care and finally, family insurance
8) a rare sunny day in the Northwest!


tna November 22, 2012 at 10:32 am

After hoofng it across a few states and carrying everything I own on my back I realize that having shelter from the cold, heat, and rain, fresh water to drink and shower, enough food to sustain me, clothes for my body and shoes to protect my feet is all a person needs….every thing else is just gravy….and sometimes even a trap.


Ashley S November 22, 2012 at 10:39 am

I am thankful for many, many things so here is a quick list:
-My husband, kids and the rest of my family. This year we are all healthy and able to be together, so I am more than grateful for that!
-Being able to turn on the heater a little and put on a sweater, when many are out in the cold today.
-My car. It is safe, reliable and the windshield wipers work – living in OR that is a must.
-Having access to insurance and healthcare for my children and I.
-Being able to make the choice to go to nursing school and having the means to do so while raising three kids.
-The Goodwill. It is so nice that I do not have to stress about affording the basics because I am happy to buy used. For $20 I just got got all three kids great new winter coats, rain boots and I even scored some Under Armor for each of them. Everything looks brand-new and the retail value would be around $150, which would have wiped out our monthly budget.
Happy Thanksgiving!


Wm November 22, 2012 at 7:43 pm

I am thankful for
1. My family who have been with me through thick and thin
2. The strength of spirit and hope I have despite some really tough times I’ve been through in life


Cindy November 23, 2012 at 7:18 am

Ditto on the pie!


Kate November 23, 2012 at 9:22 am

I love this.
I am thankful that my family and I are healthy. That we have a wonderful thanksgiving to eat with loving extended family. And that we have a working toilet with indoor plumbing. I know that sounds silly, but a lot of people in the world don’t have that!


Karen November 23, 2012 at 7:12 pm

I’m thankful I have no reason to participate in Black Friday.


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