It's Thanksgiving time! So give your thanks.

#1

I am thankful for being so loved. I woke up many times tonight because of pain but I was sandwiched between our dog and my partner. I felt so extremely loved and cozy :)

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

Aaaaw Ozacoter, that's a nice post. You just made my day. Bless you.

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Bored Panda. I am thankful, grateful, and beholden by all that Bored Panda has given us. From the ppl who write and create to the ppl who come to read and relax. All that IS, and ALL that makes up "Bored Panda,"
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Lovin' Life
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10 months ago

I love it!!!

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#3

I am thankful for my struggles for without them, I wouldn't be where I am today. I am a recovering addict and have accomplished more in my 14 months of sobriety than I have my whole life.

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago (edited)

Lovin' Life, I've been reading your posts, following you and am very proud of you.

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#4

I’m grateful for knowing my little rescue kitty and for my husband’s love and support. Coming home Friday, after receiving chemo, he comforted me when I found my kitty dead by the road. Not thinking of himself (feeling sh!t) but holding me and letting me bawl like a baby.

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Lovin' Life
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10 months ago

Your husband is a good man. So sorry for your loss

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#5

Food

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Lovin' Life
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10 months ago

Me too

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#6

I'm extremely thankful for the advances in medicine and medical tech. I was diagnosed in '76 with Juvenile Type 1 diabetes. Back then, there wasn't really much known about the disease still. My pediatrician did what he could with what he knew, which thankfully was enough at that time. But, as years went on, more and more research has been done and better treatments developed. Now, at 48, I am on an insulin pump and have a device I attach to my arm for monitoring my blood sugars. The pump-I no longer have to give injections. The Blood Glucose Monitor-I no longer have to stick my fingers to test my blood sugar. Even now, they are still advance their researches for diabetes of all ages and both types (1 and 2). So thank you to all of the researchers, doctors, and everyone else allowing us to live a less hectic life and a better health controlled one instead.

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Mary Rose Kent
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10 months ago

That’s utterly fantastic!

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#7

Very thankful for having survived a life threatening medical issue that made me appreciate even the tiniest things in life again

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Lovin' Life
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10 months ago

Congratulations!

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#8

I lost both parents in 1.5yrs, so I'm thnkful 4 time I had & will treasure those memories 4evr

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

I'm sorry for your loss. That must have been hard to deal with. You hardly had time to catch your breath. Hugs for you, Eve.

#9

I'm thankful for my existence.

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

So are we.

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#10

I'm very very very thankful for Xanax. God bless pharmacy!

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

I'm glad that xanax helps.

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#11

I am so thankful that I have my own home and am not living on the street like so many.

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Mary Rose Kent
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10 months ago

I have a great apartment and a landlord who hasn’t raised the rent in the five years I’ve been here. So grateful for that!

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#12

- Modern medicine. Ho boy, modern medicine
- My family! They're awesome.
- My dog and cat. They make me laugh and I love them.
- Humans in general. Sometimes we're jerks but sometimes we get attached to everything and I just think that's awesome.
- Video gamesss (specifically Pokemon)
- Gotta love books

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Lovin' Life
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10 months ago

We all have so much to be thankful for

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#13

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My cats. Biscuit (the cat above) is the only thing that keeps me going these days.

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#14

I am thankful my health hasn’t given up on me, many emergency room visits and constant issues. I am just happy I’m here another thanksgiving to see my amazing grandparents!

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

Benji, bless you. I wish you well.

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#15

Not having any syndrome

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Titas Burinskas
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10 months ago

It's called a no-syndrome syndrome, you have to check that with your doctor.

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#16

Bored Panda! Love this Awesome website!!!

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

And Panda hugs back to you!

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#17

Too many things to list. Still here for another day, my wife, my family, my doctor and love.

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

Aaaaw, what a sweet thing to say. Hugs

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#18

Diazepam mostly. Followed by dihydrocodeine. Followed by sleep.

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

That must feel good. Hug for you Paul.

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#19

I’m vary grateful of being me.

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Lovin' Life
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10 months ago

AWESOMENESS

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#20

I am so thankful for my 4 besties. they help me get through the worst

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

Besties are the best!

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#21

my grandkids and my daughter's. they are the reason I am still here on this earth.

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Lovin' Life
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10 months ago

A wonderful thing to be thankful for

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#22

After a week of stressing, I am thankful for my daughter's negative covid-19 and flu tests.

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Mary Rose Kent
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10 months ago

W.H.E.W. Yay Team Bruyere!

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#23

Living in the 1st world. - Its a privilege for which we should all be grateful.

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Legen ( wait for it ) dary
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10 months ago

Definitely. After spending several weeks a year without being able to speak with my family because they are many times out of energy to charge their phone, I can't imagine to live in a 3 world country. Let alone the times they stay days without corrente water.

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#24

All that is nice and all, but what about the things we take for granted?

I, for one, am thankful for electricity, indoor plumbing, toilet paper, an education, heaters, AC, etc.

Also grateful that my Dad is cancer free, as well as many, many other things, some of which others have listed.

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Lovin' Life
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10 months ago

In total agreement with you. We do take a lot for granted and should be thankful from those things as well.

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#25

My sister! Without her, I wouldn't have been able to survive 3 deaths in the family in 2 years, being stuck 3000 miles away and unable to say my last goodbyes due to the pandemic, or being able to go back to school and eventually pull myself out of poverty to have a great job and future.

She spent the better part of 5 years taking care of our ailing father. After he passed at the beginning of the pandemic, she had no income and no place to stay. Because her sacrifices helped me, I am now in a position to help her.

She is now gainfully employed, living near dear friends and feeling free. She goes on road trips with her dog and I deserves it all! She is my rock and my family forever! I am very thankful for my big sister!

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Lovin' Life
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10 months ago

Sorry for your losses. So glad you and your sister were able to help each other out. Many families lack this kind of closeness

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#26

I'm very thankful that I left my abusive ex husband before he was able to damage me permanently. Thankfully I live in a country (Germany) that forced him to economically help me allowing me to rebuild my life without spending a day in the cold.( social system with women's shelter). Kids drive me crazy but they are healthy and happy. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed and like a failure but so many things to me thankful for, help me come back to light and recognize that my life its better then the dark side of my head tells me. 💪

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10 months ago

You're not alone. You have MANY "Pandas" on your side. (We) may not be there physically, but we stand by your side- in spirit. You ARE strong. And "(wait for it)," brilliant!★~(◠‿◕✿)

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#27

I take a breath denied to my 2nd child, then rise and walk for my 1st child paralyzed at 18.

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10 months ago

Oh....I have Breast Cancer and in treatment.

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#28

Hot runing water and a real shower! We finally get enough money to afford electricity for warming water. OMG life is so good when you are able to take a warm SHOWER everyday. It is really depressing when you had to bath everytime only with cold water, or having to boil it on the stove and then using a cup to batn yourself

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago (edited)

Well that's good news for sure Paula. Glad to hear you are doing ok.

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#29

covid vaccine! God bless science!

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Lovin' Life
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10 months ago

AMEN!

#30

I am thankful for the love of my small dog. I suffer from Schizophrenia and a bi-polar disorder and at various times have had suicidal ideations. During periods where it was an actual challenge to get out of bed in the morning she would nuzzle my head until I had no choice but to sit up and attend to her. Whenever I am too quiet at home she will will gently rub my leg with her paw as if to say "You ok?" It's may seem silly but her little gestures have kept me alive. I am forever grateful that my "rescue" has rescued me.

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

Maaaaan, this is a sweet post and I'm truly happy you have your little dog (angel). What's her name?

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#31

Boredpanda. Obviously.

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

Hey Panda !

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#32

i am thankful for all of my online friends who are more supportive than anyone i know irl

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

We got your back...

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#33

I am a wee bit of a crankenstein, so I'm grateful that my husband laughs it off. I don't know how I'd manage if I had to be ever-so-polite every time I want my sweet boy to leave our teeny kitchen. "Out. NOW. Don't make me use the spatula..."

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𝔓𝔲𝔯𝔭𝔩𝔢 ℜ𝔞𝔢𝔑
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10 months ago (edited)

YaY! MORE pandas to be thankful for! *Psst! I am referring to your humor, M. Viviane! ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)!

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#34

My kids. My degrees. My privilege growing up in a moderately wealthy country and family. Never having had to really struggle when so many around me did. And to the ANC for liberating south africa from the fascists we had running us previously.

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Lovin' Life
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10 months ago

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#35

I'm thankful for my family who gave me a place to call home when I had none

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

Oh that's nice. Oblivian, you ok now?

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#36

I am thankful for my grandparents for raising me and taking care of me. While we’ve had our disagreements like family usually does, they are the most important people in my life. Without them, I don’t know where I would be. I’m so grateful for them. I’m also thankful for my rescue dog, Spike who is a Chihuahua and has captured all of our hearts. Also books…books galore.

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

Jasmine, Spike is a badass name for a little chihuahua. Cool.

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#37

I am thankful for chapstick, hermit crabs, play doh, lightbulbs, electric heaters, smoke detectors, bricks, bees, the list goes on and on but I’ll keep it short

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

Flowers, fluffy clouds, sunshine, GaeFrogs.

#38

Grateful for a good husband, great sons, the stimulator in my spine keeping me upright and at minimal pain (most days), my job, the patients I help, my mom and brother, and my nephews and for the sister I never had (sis-in-law).

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Lovin' Life
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10 months ago

That is beautiful

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#39

I am thankful for my amazing husband, son and dog for helping me navigate my way through postnatal depression. It has been a tough year but bit by bit I'm getting there.

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Lovin' Life
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10 months ago

You've got this!!!

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#40

My best friends and music!!!

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

Music can lift the soul, help you deal with emotions, make you happy, make you want to dance.

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#41

me being homosexual 😌 it gives me a reason to reject boys because they totally ask ME out/J

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Mark Burke
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10 months ago

On a nightly basis, after I go to bed, I express gratitude for at least five things that happened during the day. If I can't initially think of anything, I say thanks for my bed, my pillow, having a roof over my head, etc. Usually, that gets the ball rolling, and often I drift off to sleep expressing gratitude for many, many things--including, of course, the loved ones in my life, both human and animal, both past and present. If it was a rough day, I begin by expressing gratitude that the "damn day" is over with. That, too, gets the ball rolling. When I initially began this practice, I went to the hardware store and bought a big numeral "5" to pin on the wall opposite my bed as a reminder, but I could have probably just drawn a big "5" on a piece of paper, as far as that goes! I think it is a good practice that helps to alleviate some of my own tendency toward negativity.

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#42

I'm thankful for my loving family, my housing, and my friends.

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

Amen

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#43

Will Wright's wonderful game, SPORE.

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10 months ago

Lol. You're funny! ≧◠‿◠≦

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#44

I am so thankful that I have a spiritual life that has provided me with comfort and insight, especially during these past two years of this horrendous pandemic.

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Lovin' Life
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10 months ago

Beautiful

#45

Today I’m thankful for my antidepressants and my therapist

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Lovin' Life
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10 months ago

Me too!!! I wouldn't be here without them.

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#46

My mental health worsened, but I am thanful for my therapist and psychiatrist because I know they will help me like they had before.

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Lovin' Life
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10 months ago

I hope you feel much better soon. Mental health is real. I too suffer from it

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#47

I’m thankful for my independence! The opportunity to study in a whole new country and all the parks that Sydney is blessed with!

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Lovin' Life
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10 months ago

Beautiful!

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#48

All the words in the world can't describe how thankful I am to have been brought up by two absolutely amazing women, one of them not even being any other kind of) relative. Thank you for having me, Mom, I cannot imagine how overwhelmingly difficult it must have been for you given the time, the place, the situation. And thank you, Gran, for looking after Mom and me, and for showing me that family isn't defined by blood that we share, but by love that we have for each other!

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Lovin' Life
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10 months ago

Wow! This is beautiful I am so happy for you and you are exactly right... family isn't only blood relatives!!!!

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#49

Pretty much every Thanksgiving and/or birthday (especially the milestone ones - I turned 50 last December), I give thanks for three things: 1 - I am gainfully employed (and at a job I actually enjoy). 2 - I am happily married, and to my best friend. 3 - I am (relatively) healthy. I'm overweight and diabetic, but have been able to maintain it pretty well without symptoms. I am a simple man, with simple needs and wants in life, and as such I am relatively content.

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Julius Zuke
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10 months ago

Contentment is everything.

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#50

Actually, I’m thankful for my last two managers who recognised and encouraged me in finding the best place for me in the company. The first ( a thinker) fought Human Resources management for a year until he could create that job for me. The second (a get it done type) recognises the added value and let’s me work my hours as I want. Now, after three years, every other Business Unit has somebody in a comparable position.

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

Wow, pretty cool!

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#51

When I used to attend family Thanksgiving dinners, we would go around the table and say what we're thankful for. Here are some:

Veggie burgers
Microwave ovens
Pockets
That the Allies won World War II
Living far away from war zones
The right to vote
The right to disagree and be civilized about it
Having a supportive family and supportive friends
Mensa
Imagination
Entrepreneurs
A reliable and safe car

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

That's a good list but where is the cheese ;)

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#52

Winning the lottery of:
1) Being born in a first world country that has good healthcare.
2) That a loving SINGLE mom was able to support and raise two boys in 'working class' home, without having to rely on social safety net due to fair wages and affordable housing.
3) We always had a house to live in; not some project apartment.
4) My wife

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

That is indeed a good win.

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#53

That I have a job that I actually like.

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

Abby, what job is that?

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#54

My 8th grade English teacher! I'm a sophomore now, but we still keep in touch and he's been there for me since my very first day of 8th grade!

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Lovin' Life
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10 months ago

That's sweet. So glad you have someone to help and support you!

#55

Books
My family
My friends
My cello, and the fact that I get to play it
Daisy and Una (cat and dog)
All of my readers on the story that i'm writing!

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

A good list. Tell me about your story please.

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#56

Cats, always cats.

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

Kitty purring and showing her soft belly.

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#57

Always number one will be my daughter. This day and age having a decent paying job with benefits, owning a nice home, and being able to afford bills and food I realize with what little I have I actually have a lot and I some how lucked out. My heart goes out to those who have been struggling.

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

That's great Sam. Bless you.

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#58

I am thankful to have a place to live, a job and my baby brother, who gave me a place to live. I continue to get up and suck air every day just for him even when I don't have it in me.

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

Your baby brother is a darling.

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#59

I am thankfull for all the homies

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Lovin' Life
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10 months ago

Homies are the best!!!

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#60

I'm thankful for cryptocurrency. I never planned for retirement. Most of my jobs were bartending or waitressing, or making cash painting. I made great money but didn't save. (But I did pay off my house). Here I am at 60 with a bum back, two bad shoulders and haven't been in the regular workforce in 20 yrs. I flipped some homes, took some of that money 5 yrs ago and put it into crypto and now I don't have to worry about my future like I was doing.

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Lovin' Life
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10 months ago

Thata awesome!

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#61

Clean Water, Shelter, and Food to eat.

According to UNICEF and the CDC, 700 million people do not have access to clean water.

The UN Human Settlements Program shows that there are 100 million people that are homeless.

Aside from those people who experienced trauma or are going through issues out of their control, we in the first world have nothing to complain about.

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

True. And complaining never helps.

#62

My Parents
But i am a disappointment for them.😣

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

You are NOT a disappointment.

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#63

I am grateful for family.

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

Eve, family is so important. If you have a loving family then nothing can beat that. They will always be there for you. Hug

#64

My boyfriend. I needed an MRI, there's a while mess with insurance right now, and he looked up the cost online... and paid it. Just paid it. That's not why I love him, that's just one example of the kind of person he is. He's amazing and I don't know why he loves me... but I'm so grateful that he does.

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

That's sweet Madb. The MRI result turned out OK?. He love's you because you are special.

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#65

I am so thankful that, on October 30th, my husband and I celebrated 4 years since his surgery for pancreatic cancer. The first doctor we went to after his diagnosis told us he had 3 months to live, and he should put his affairs in order. Luckily, we went to UCSF for another opinion, and thanks to a doctor there, we are able to celebrate his life. Amazing.

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

WOW. Sheila, congratulations to you both. I'm sending you both a hug !

#66

Jesus

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

Amen

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#67

I’m thankful for Christina Ricci!

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#68

The closet I'm currently hiding from my mother-in-law in. It's surprisingly comfy...😶

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Caro Caro
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10 months ago

Katy Hahaha. Your MIL is not nice or do you plan to jump out when she walks by and yell BOO?

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10 months ago (edited)

@tail_bite- I "LUV" 'it!!' Your existential "answer" reveals ALL!. The "answer": Being thankful for everything AND nothing at the SAME time. Everything is equal to its opposite. Every opposite carries a piece OF its opposite. Therefore: EVERYTHING is EQUAL, and NOTHING is MORE or LESS IMPORTANT than the next. ***Yeah. Either that or you (or your fur-baby???) accidentally hit the submission key before you could type anything. Nonetheless, you get an upvote on "G.P.." *(General Principle) (◕‿◕)

#70

That I have a roof over my head,food to eat,water to drink and a loving family.



















Just kidding I ain't thankful for nothing cause I'm a greedy pig.

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10 months ago

@Dragotherium- Regardless if you are joking (I HOPE you ARE kidding about the "J/K I ain't...greedy..."), or NOT, I'm giving you an "upvote." YOU are a part of (this) Panda COMMUNITY, and good or bad; you are STILL a "Panda." SO, yeah. There's that. ∪▂∪

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