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By Angela Atkinson

Happy Thanksgiving!

If you’re reading this post on Thanksgiving Day, you might have guessed that I’m not posting live.

In fact, I’m most likely hanging out with one side of my extended family, catching up on all of their lives, marveling at how much the kids have grown–and eating more than I should.

I’m also missing the other side of my extended family, the side I grew up with, and probably wondering if Grandma made her famous stuffing again this year.

This year, I’ve got many reasons to be grateful.

First and foremost, I’m grateful that my kids, husband and I are all healthy, happy and together. I’m grateful that we have a safe and comfortable home, that we’re financially stable and we’ve got supportive and loving friends and family.

I’m grateful that I get to do what I love for a living. My career is going very well–I’ve been hired as a full-time reporter and social media miner with Patch, and I’m the managing editor of a healthcare news site called Scrubs & Suits.

In fact, I’m grateful for all of the wonderful people, things and situations in my life.

What are you grateful for this Thanksgiving Day? Please share your gratitude thoughts and feelings in the comments section, below!

Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving quotes to inspire you.

“Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.”  ~Edward Sandford Martin

“Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths.  At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings.”  ~J. Robert Moskin

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.”  ~Meister Eckhart

“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.” ~E.P. Powell

“Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.”  ~Native American Saying

“Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.” ~Estonian Proverb

“You say, ‘If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.’ You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.” ~Charles Haddon Spurgeon

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