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11-27-2014 04:55 PM

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Edited from the original title THANKSGIVING VS. TURKEY DAY,WHAT ARE YOU THANKFUL FOR ?posted for Thanks giving.


Hi everyone, When we give thanks or express gratitude we get ride of thoughts concerning the petty little complaints we find ourselves making, plus the other things we think we have to have. Even when we have problems there is always someone who has it worse than we do.

I’m grateful to have a dear wife that has loved me and shared life with me for close to 50 years.

I’m grateful for my family and their love,health and safety .

I’m grateful that I live in a country that we can express our opinions without being thrown in prison or being executed or persecuted.

I’m grateful to have a home that offers comfort that is in a,safe area and for the luxury of having a woodshop.

I’m grateful for the opportunities living in a free county offers.

I’m grateful myself and my family have enough to eat .

I’m grateful for friends in my life both in person and online.

I’m grateful for all of those who have given their lives and serve in the military to keep us free.

I’m grateful to think as I may about religion and for God’s love.

I’m grateful that I have family close enough to share holidays with and grandchildren to share time with.

I’m grateful to have a place like lumberjocks to share my interest in woodworking.

I wish you all the best Thanksgiving ever.

What are you grateful for ?

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#1 posted 11-27-2014 05:29 PM

Jim … I’m with you. This whole ‘turkey day’ thing is just part of what I see as the dumbing down of our society. Nothing is sacred anymore.

I have so many things to be thankful for I can’t enumerate them all. But if I had to pick one thing that I am most grateful for I would have to say it would be the wonderful woman who married me 46 years ago.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 11-27-2014 05:33 PM

You pretty much covered my whole list Jim…. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#3 posted 11-27-2014 06:42 PM

I’m grateful for internet service….........................

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 11-27-2014 06:54 PM

Had some health problems this year that make me grateful for another opportunity to give thanks for all the blessings in my life, most especially my family – who’ll all be over her in about an hour!

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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#5 posted 11-27-2014 08:08 PM

Happy Thanksgiving, Jim!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 11-27-2014 08:15 PM

I am very greatful for my wonderful wife Bronwen of 43 years I married her when I turned twenty we have been together since I was nineteen,on top of this I am very greatful for my three sons whom I love also very much.MY two grandchildren and daughter in law Lucie and all my friends some of whom I have known since birth or early school.I am not American and we don’t celebrate thanksgiving but I want you all to have a great one to all my wonderful friends here on lumberjocks.You are all just the best beautiful people ever .Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 11-27-2014 09:24 PM

I am gratful for all of the things that you mentioned Jim, and also that you wrote it all out for me, so I didn’t have to type that much,lol.

-- Smitty!!!

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#8 posted 11-27-2014 09:32 PM

Thanks for your comments guys have a wonderful day.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#9 posted 11-27-2014 10:37 PM

I’m one of great thanks! All your lists are also things that I’m thankful for, but most of all, I’m thankful for Christ dying for me on the cross so could know that I am saved, and glad I am.
Happy Thanksgiving!!!

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#10 posted 11-27-2014 10:41 PM

Family, friends, and just to be alive.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#11 posted 11-28-2014 05:31 AM

That is a pretty good list Jim. Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 11-28-2014 05:37 AM

I hope you had a great thanksgiving too Bob.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#13 posted 11-28-2014 06:13 AM

We did, except our son’s family has the flu ;-( Just a minor inconvenience. Thankful it is not one of the serious dreaded diseases. Now we have an extra big pile of leftovers ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 11-28-2014 06:24 AM

I’m thankful that I’m not a turkey.

I’m also thankful for friends and family, freedom, good health, leftovers, high-speed internet, and way too many more things to list.

-- The first cordless tool was a stick. The first power tool was a rock.

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#15 posted 11-28-2014 06:36 AM

I guess most of all, I am extremely thankful I was born American!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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