Williams-Sonoma + Magazine Giveaways!

Guys, this is probably my most favorite giveaway of the whole year. I love giveaways, but this one makes me teary-eyed.

I don’t usually cry while reading food magazines. I may have had a few close calls at Williams-Sonoma, though.


Sort of.

In order to enter, you must (yes, must!) tell me something you’re grateful for.

When I read about all of the things you’re grateful for, and maybe some of the rough patches you share with me, it makes me want to cry. And reach into my monitor and squeeze all of you. It also reminds me about how richly blessed we all are.

I’m so grateful for you all. For your comments, emails, tweets, messages. For your encouragement. For sharing your success stories with me throughout the year. I seriously love it.

This year FIVE of you will have your choice of Bon Appetit or Food Network Magazine for a whole year!

Already subscribe to those? Send your winnings to someone else!


Another winner will get a $100 gift card to Williams-Sonoma!

To Enter:

Just leave a comment and answer this question for me:

What are you grateful for?

A few little details…

1. Comments will close on Monday, November 12, 2012 at 8PM PST. I’ll use a random number generator to choose SIX winners that I will contact and announce here shortly after. If I don’t get a response from the winners after three days I’ll pick new ones.

2. One entry per person. As much as I love having new Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pals, I want you to follow me because you genuinely like my blog. Not for extra entries in a contest.

3. Contest open to US and Canadian residents only.

4. Leave a valid email address for me to contact you.

Giveaway sponsored by Perry’s Plate.

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307 Responses to “Williams-Sonoma + Magazine Giveaways!”

  1. #
    Stephanie — November 5, 2012 @ 3:10 am

    One thing I’m grateful for? How about a long list. My faithful family, loyal friends, steady job, food in my fridge, roof over my head, my health.

  2. #
    Laura — November 5, 2012 @ 3:47 am

    My family of boys, our home, and our animals.

  3. #
    Brandie — November 5, 2012 @ 3:48 am

    My husband and two adorable little boys!

  4. #
    Danielle — November 5, 2012 @ 4:07 am

    I just spent the weekend with my family, so I’d have to say I am most grateful for the loving and supportive family I have!

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    Ruth P. — November 5, 2012 @ 4:08 am

    I’m grateful for a wonderful vacation visiting my sister!

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    Gin — November 5, 2012 @ 4:20 am

    I’m grateful for my parents and the fact that they were relatively unharmed in an automobile accident and I’m thankful for all the friends who rallied around me to help me deal with the aftermath of that accident.

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    Leslie — November 5, 2012 @ 4:26 am

    I’m grateful for my amazing Mother who brings me back to earth when I lose my mind a little!

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    Karen — November 5, 2012 @ 4:27 am

    My dog, who brings a smile to my face everyday no matter what else happens!

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    Kristyn — November 5, 2012 @ 4:29 am

    Like all of us, my list of blessings is a never-ending one. But lately I’ve been feeling especially thankful for my parents. They are amazing, strong, kind, generous, patient (oh, so patient) people.

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    Pam — November 5, 2012 @ 4:37 am

    I’m so very thankful for the assurance of salvation I have, my wonderfully patient husband of thirty-seven years, three beautiful, strong, healthy, independent children, two brilliant grandsons and freedom to live in this great country. I’m very grateful!

  11. #
    Elizabeth — November 5, 2012 @ 4:45 am

    Two children, 1 daughter-in-law, and two healthy, happy, and adorable grandsons. And a husband of 34 years to enjoy them with.

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    ann — November 5, 2012 @ 4:49 am

    I am grateful for a husband who goes out of his way to help me and make my life easier. It’s not a once in a while thing, either. It’s how he lives every day.

    I could list other things, but that’s the first thing I thought of today.

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    Dorothy — November 5, 2012 @ 4:52 am

    I have so much to be thankful for right now. It’s hard to narrow it down, so I’ll give three. First, though I’m far from home, I’m thankful for the mamas and sisters who have entered my life in the last three months. Second, I’m thankful for the extra pounds that I’ve gained, because it reminds me of how much people have loved us and how blessed we are. Third, I am thankful for all of the babies in our life as it is a reminder of God’s faithfulness in the lives of so many others, even as we desire to see that gift in our own lives. We have so many good gifts in our lives!

  14. #
    Kristen Gilmore Powell — November 5, 2012 @ 4:53 am

    For so much, but today, I am grateful for my extraordinary husband.

  15. #
    Lindsay R — November 5, 2012 @ 5:02 am

    So many things to be thankful for..specifically my little boy who is my world and good health!

  16. #
    Nicole — November 5, 2012 @ 5:10 am

    I am thankful for our new home and being able to celebrate Thanksgiving with family for our first holiday in it.

  17. #
    Meagan M — November 5, 2012 @ 5:11 am

    I’m grateful for my mother. She has basically been my housekeeper the last few months of my pregnancy :)

  18. #
    Stacy YarringtoN — November 5, 2012 @ 5:21 am

    I’m thankful for four sweet kids and a faithful husband who cares how they live their lives and helps them be good people.

  19. #
    Jennifer — November 5, 2012 @ 5:25 am

    I am grateful for my family and our health.

  20. #
    barbara n — November 5, 2012 @ 5:26 am

    I am grateful for my family…we recently celebrated my mom’s 80th birthday – 20 of us from all around the country

  21. #
    Alison — November 5, 2012 @ 5:30 am

    I am so grateful for my amazing husband and family.

  22. #
    Joan — November 5, 2012 @ 5:30 am

    While I am grateful for many, many things, I am most grateful that my son and his family on Long Island, NY came through the ‘Superstorm’ Sandy with minimal damage. They lost a beautiful tree in the front yard, and didn’t have power or phone for several days, but they came through it virtually unscathed.

  23. #
    Wendy — November 5, 2012 @ 5:30 am

    More than any other thing, I’m grateful that I still have my parents when I’ve finally reached the age that I can truly and fully appreciate what wonderful people they are.

  24. #
    brandy — November 5, 2012 @ 5:32 am

    I’m so grateful for my daughter. She had taught me so much and continues to everyday. I can honestly say everyday with her is a blessing!

  25. #
    Darla Bradshaw — November 5, 2012 @ 5:34 am

    I am thankful that we all (myself and my family) got through Hurricane Sandy without any issues. I am very thankful for all the blessings we have with our family, children, and beautiful grandchildren.

  26. #
    Joanne — November 5, 2012 @ 5:40 am

    I’m grateful for my mom. She is truly the strongest, most amazing woman I know. Between caring for her in-laws tirelessly for over ten years and somehow surviving the death of my dad in September…and still keeping on the best she can…she’s a miracle.

  27. #
    rosa parks — November 5, 2012 @ 5:42 am

    I am graieful for my kids who kept me together when my husband died and my wonderful daughter-in-law who was tring to set me up so I wouldn’t be lonely.

  28. #
    Kathy Albert — November 5, 2012 @ 5:47 am

    I am grateful, so grateful for my family and to have a job that I like.

  29. #
    Elizabeth K. — November 5, 2012 @ 5:50 am

    I am grateful that my mother is still functional and herself after 2 small strokes this summer.

  30. #
    Jill — November 5, 2012 @ 5:54 am

    Can I be thankful for everything? Family, friends, our health, a new house, that my husband has a job… on, and on. We’re blessed!

  31. #
    Julie — November 5, 2012 @ 5:55 am

    I’m grateful for my sweet girls and my husband.

  32. #
    Karen — November 5, 2012 @ 5:56 am

    I’m grateful for our amazing first responders and Red Cross volunteers, who have worked tirelessly to help others during and after Sandy. I am so proud of them and of the example they set for all of us.

  33. #
    Joanne — November 5, 2012 @ 5:58 am

    I am grateful for the health and happiness of my children, my husband and myself.

  34. #
    Sean — November 5, 2012 @ 5:59 am

    I’m grateful for the life of have with my loving family and friends!

  35. #
    Alina — November 5, 2012 @ 6:00 am

    I’m grateful for not having any complications with my first pregnancy which is current at age 37 :)

  36. #
    Carla — November 5, 2012 @ 6:07 am

    I am thankful that God moved us to FL and brought us to a community with people who are very supportive of us through our struggles and through our journey as parents after adopting a teen. Our chur ch has really emvrased us and uplifts uz conatantly.

  37. #
    dtr3 — November 5, 2012 @ 6:10 am

    I’m grateful that my sister is cancer-free two years after being given a very dire prognosis.

  38. #
    Jamie @ StudioEats — November 5, 2012 @ 6:19 am

    Great giveaway! :) I am thankful for my amazing apartment that I wake up to every day. I feel so lucky to have a nice space to live in here in NYC.

  39. #
    Rebekah — November 5, 2012 @ 6:20 am

    I’m grateful for my husband.

  40. #
    Muffy Pugliese — November 5, 2012 @ 6:22 am

    I have so many things to be grateful for, but I’m most thankful for a happy, healthy family!

  41. #
    Janssen — November 5, 2012 @ 6:26 am

    I’m so grateful for the beautiful fall weather! Hooray for it finally not being 100 degrees every day!

  42. #
    Alyssa H — November 5, 2012 @ 6:31 am

    I’m grateful that I have a roof over my head, a husband that loves me and a chance to get a college education.

  43. #
    Lisa C — November 5, 2012 @ 6:51 am

    I’m thankful for my husband. I keep being reminded of what a blessing he is to me.

  44. #
    Loretta E — November 5, 2012 @ 6:51 am

    I’m grateful for our health and being able to stay home to raise my daughter.

  45. #
    Michelle S — November 5, 2012 @ 6:54 am

    I’m thankful that my mom is 2 years cancer free :) <3

  46. #
    Dawn — November 5, 2012 @ 7:00 am

    After seeing all the devastation that Sandy brought to my hometown and surrounding areas, I am so thankful that my family and friends are all safe and sound. They might have quite a bit of damage to their homes and many are without power, but the fact that they are all here with us today makes me so thankful for them!

  47. #
    Anne — November 5, 2012 @ 7:01 am

    I’m thankful for sooo many things…but if I had to narrow it down to one, it has to be family. My awesome, wonderful husband, and two sweet boys! Life wouldn’t be the same without them.

  48. #
    Iby — November 5, 2012 @ 7:05 am

    I am grateful for my husband, who is my rock, and my family, who are all so supportive and loving. I am grateful for a happy childhood and being able to contribute to my stepkids’ happy childhood. I am grateful for my home, a heater (in these cold months) and a job. I am so incredibly blessed.

  49. #
    Shaunna@mamas13minutemile — November 5, 2012 @ 7:05 am

    I am grateful for my family. Love them all to pieces!

  50. #
    Cara — November 5, 2012 @ 7:08 am

    I have so much to be thankful for– a husband who provides for his family, having a job as long as I did (I got laid off last week), two wonderful boys, a very supportive mom– the list could go on!

  51. #
    Brittany — November 5, 2012 @ 7:08 am

    Most thankful for my husband, with my two adorable kids and the rest of my extended family coming in close behind. :)

  52. #
    Alaine — November 5, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    I am thankful for a loving, supportive husband who loves me amazingly!!!

  53. #
    Jennifer Evans — November 5, 2012 @ 7:13 am

    I am so grateful for my husband. He loves me unconditionally and is an amazing father to our wonderful boys.

  54. #
    Michele West — November 5, 2012 @ 7:16 am

    I’m beyond grateful for my wonderful husband! He loves our family and gives so much of himself every day!

  55. #
    aimee — November 5, 2012 @ 7:20 am

    I am grateful for my wonderful husband and two beautiful boys! They are such a blessing in my life and brought such joy into my life.

  56. #
    Meighan — November 5, 2012 @ 7:30 am

    i am grateful for my lovely family and healthy life

  57. #
    Callie — November 5, 2012 @ 7:31 am

    I’m so grateful for my two beautiful daughters who bring joy into my life.

  58. #
    JenE — November 5, 2012 @ 7:42 am

    Every breath I take. Every moment of every day with my kids, my dogs and my husband.

  59. #
    Shauna M. — November 5, 2012 @ 7:44 am

    I am grateful for my amazing friends and the opportunities we’ve had the last year to strengthen our relationships <3

  60. #
    Kate — November 5, 2012 @ 7:44 am

    An amazing education and the family that supported my decision to go to the small university where I was happy instead of the name-brand school!

  61. #
    Marie C. — November 5, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    I am grateful to have my happy baby girl home with us and for a supportive husband. Without him I wouldn’t make it to through the hard times.

  62. #
    Kathleen S. — November 5, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    I am grateful for a husband who is extremely patient with me and children who love me no matter what!

  63. #
    Sarah H.P. — November 5, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    I’m grateful for my husband and our extended families!

  64. #
    Heidi Babi — November 5, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    I am thankful for my relationship with my mother, who is also one of my best friends; my relationship with my sister, who is my bestest friend (it is too a word!) and the mother of my amazing nephews, for whom I am also thankful. And I am thankful for the amazing people in this world who step up to help those in need and never question what is in it for them.

  65. #
    Kelly Connor — November 5, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    I am thankful for deciding to be a single mom instead of being in a bad relationship. I’m thankful my children will grow up and see how happy I am and everything I could provide them on my own. My life is my children so I am grateful for them and for my family who has been my rock during this transition in my life. I have never been less stressed or more grateful!

  66. #
    Brynn Roundy — November 5, 2012 @ 8:06 am

    I am thankful for my wonderful new husband. I’m a lucky lady.

  67. #
    Alyse — November 5, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    I am thankful for my family, small though it is. I am so thankful for my faith, and for God & Jesus’ sacrifice for all.

  68. #
    Alison — November 5, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    I am grateful for the help and support of my parents. Without them, my kids and I would have a hard time just having basic necessities. They do so much more than I could ever expect, and I am so thankful for them every day when I see how much they do for us.

  69. #
    Carmen — November 5, 2012 @ 8:10 am

    I’m grateful that I can be a stay at home mom to my 2 year old son!

  70. #
    Sarah L — November 5, 2012 @ 8:11 am

    I am grateful for my health.

  71. #
    Kristin — November 5, 2012 @ 8:13 am

    So grateful for my wonderful & patient husband, for my sweet little boy, and another little one on the way! And for clothes, a warm apt., healthy food, running water…the list goes on.

  72. #
    Jan — November 5, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    I am grateful for my family and friends, for a job I love, for my general good health, and many, many other things. I try to be grateful for everything in my life, but I don’t always succeed :)

  73. #
    Hilary — November 5, 2012 @ 8:19 am

    i am grateful for God and Jesus! And lots of other things, but they top the list :)

  74. #
    Babs — November 5, 2012 @ 8:23 am

    There are so many things to be grateful for that choosing just one is impossible. My husband being cancer free for 2 years, my new 3 week old granddaughter and her mommy and daddy being healthy. My daughter finally getting a job that she enjoys and worked hard in college to attain her goal. Gee….I guess that family is what I am grateful for!

  75. #
    Cheryl — November 5, 2012 @ 8:24 am

    I am grateful to have a wonderful family, two dogs and good friends and to have a roof over my head and food on the table and a safe country to live in.

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    Brittany — November 5, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    Wow, look at all your comments Nat! I’d have to say I’m simply grateful for my family. They are so precious to me. And, I’m grateful for a new house. :)

  77. #
    AB — November 5, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    I’m grateful for getting to try out new Thanksgiving recipes!

  78. #
    Margaret — November 5, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    I am grateful to family, we are all here, in good health and are all
    very close!

  79. #
    Lindsey — November 5, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    MY FAMILY!! We definitely don’t get to pick them, but if we could, I would choose each of them! My parents are the most loving, supportive people I know. My husband truly makes me happy every day. Even my in-laws are the best :). I am grateful for so many things, but my family is by far the most important.

  80. #
    Andrea — November 5, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    I am grateful for the huge blessing I have of being a full-time mom

  81. #
    A.K. — November 5, 2012 @ 8:47 am

    I’m most grateful for my family.

  82. #
    Rebecca — November 5, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    I’m grateful for the Lord knowing me better than I know myself and blessing me with so much more than I feel I deserve!

  83. #
    Kristen B — November 5, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    I am grateful for my uber-supportive husband! He is so encouraging every day and it helps me challenge myself to become a better person!

  84. #
    Gretchen Alice — November 5, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    Oh man, I’m grateful for so much. I’m thankful for a job that allows me to do the things that I like to do in my spare time.

  85. #
    Sara — November 5, 2012 @ 9:02 am

    After spending a weekend with old friends, I’m grateful to be surrounded by so many wonderful people who love me unconditionally.

  86. #
    Shannon — November 5, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    My family!

  87. #
    Heather Spooner — November 5, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    I’m grateful for my newfound friendships and the love of my family. Thank you for the generous giveaway!
    miyax15 at yahoo dot com

  88. #
    Joanne — November 5, 2012 @ 9:33 am

    I’m thankful for heat and electricity!

  89. #
    Kristin — November 5, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    I am grateful for an amazing husband of almost 11 years and the two kids we struggled through years of infertility treatments to finally have (almost 4 yrs old and 18 months!).

  90. #
    Tracie — November 5, 2012 @ 9:56 am

    I’m thankful for both of my grandma’s. They both turned 90 earlier this year and we were able to celebrate with them. Both are caring, generous women who have taught me much and impacted my life for the good.

  91. #
    Joanne A. — November 5, 2012 @ 9:57 am

    I am grateful to be able to keep my children well fed, clothed, and sheltered in the cold winter months.

  92. #
    JenP — November 5, 2012 @ 10:06 am

    I’m grateful for the health of my family.

  93. #
    Samantha — November 5, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    I’m grateful for having the opportunity to get a college education. Even though I graduated over a year ago and in the tough economy haven’t been able to find a job, I still know that I’m blessed to have gotten my degree and that it will pay off some time in the future when things are looking up. I’m also grateful for having a wonderful boyfriend and family who take care of me.

  94. #
    Kari — November 5, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    I’m so grateful for smiles and laughter! :D

  95. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — November 5, 2012 @ 10:19 am

    I’m grateful for this DANG RAIN WE’RE FINALLY GETTING.

  96. #
    Briana Wright — November 5, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    I am grateful for sunshine and nature.

  97. #
    Krista — November 5, 2012 @ 10:29 am

    I am grateful for my family. Thanks for the giveaway!

  98. #
    Sharon — November 5, 2012 @ 10:49 am

    I am thankful that Jesus loved me enough to die for my sins. I am grateful for the many, many blessings He has given me over the years.

  99. #
    Jen — November 5, 2012 @ 10:56 am

    I am grateful for my 6 month old sleeping through the night the past THREE nights in a row!! Because a good night’s sleep makes me SO much happier during the day and better able to appreciate all of the other good in my life- two healthy kids, a wonderful husband with a steady job that allows me to stay home with our two kiddos and watch them grow and learn new things each day, and a great extended family and so much more. Thanks also for your blog that makes me laugh, and the great recipes too!!

  100. #
    Ryann — November 5, 2012 @ 11:39 am

    I am grateful that I live three hours from my mother and my sister. I have had a rough year and it has been so uplifting to be able to pop over to their house when I need to. They are such a great support to me and I am so thankful that they are in my life!

  101. #
    Becky — November 5, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    I am thankful to have survived breast cancer and be here for my beautiful 4 grandchildren. 3 girls and 1 boy. I cherish and love each and every day with them!!

  102. #
    Cameron H — November 5, 2012 @ 11:46 am

    I’m grateful for my wonderful life, an opportunity to go to college, and a loving family.

    • Cameron H replied: — November 5th, 2012 @ 11:47 am

      That was actually supposed to be wonderful Wife, though she has made my life wonderful too, so that’s also true!

  103. #
    Jackie — November 5, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    I wasn’t supposed to be able to get pregnant, and I did. Twice. Baby and I weren’t supposed to make it through this last one, and we did. I wasn’t supposed to be able to “just” walk away from situations and relationships that caused me to question myself, and I did. I wasn’t supposed to be the quiet, staid one, and I am. I wasn’t supposed to say all those no’s, and I did, which has led to a lifetime of OH YESSES. I am grateful for every one.

  104. #
    Lauren — November 5, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

    I’m grateful for my mom celebrating her 5 year (and 10 year for the first time!) cancer-free anniversary. I am planning on making a special cake to bring to thanksgiving dinner so that we can all reflect how lucky we are to have her with us this year!

  105. #
    Liz N. — November 5, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    I am thankful for so many things…mostly for all the things money CAN’T buy like loving parents, an awesome brother serving our country in the U.S. Army, for my daughter, having a second chance at love with my hubby, and of course good health.

  106. #
    Ilene — November 5, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    I am grateful for my family. It’s been a rough year but we all chip in.

  107. #
    Starlene — November 5, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    I’m grateful for my for my kids, my man, my family and friends, my dog, my job, my home and my health. I feel like I live a truly blessed life.

  108. #
    momgateway — November 5, 2012 @ 12:39 pm

    I have stage 4 cancer so I’m so grateful I’ m still alive today.

  109. #
    Cassie | Bake Your Day — November 5, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

    I am beyond grateful for the community in which I find myself…constantly surrounded by people who really care about me, and whom I deeply care about. Knowing that I have a network of people to fall on when needed means the world to me.

  110. #
    Genevieve Harper — November 5, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

    I am so very grateful to have my husband home for the holidays!

  111. #
    Shelley B — November 5, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    I’m grateful that my mom and dad taught/showed me what love means. They are gone now, but the memories are still alive in my mind and give me hope for finding and marrying the man God has planned for me.

  112. #
    Amy G — November 5, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    I’m so very grateful for my health after having to spend 8 hrs in the ER last week. Also grateful that I have the opportunity to go to graduate school, and become a physical therapist. I feel so undeservingly blessed.

  113. #
    Andrea Smith — November 5, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

    I am grateful for my 3 kids and husband. If everything else was taken from me, I can honestly say I’d still be the luckiest girl in the world. My family means the world to me. I have been blessed!

  114. #
    Nicole-Lynn — November 5, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    What a generous giveaway! I am grateful for my loving husband. He shows me everyday to have patience, love and acceptance for others. We’re newlyweds and It’s wonderful being married to him. I feel so blessed and thankful!


  115. #
    vaishali — November 5, 2012 @ 1:18 pm

    I am grateful for the health of my wonderful husband and adorable daughter

  116. #
    Kaycee — November 5, 2012 @ 1:18 pm

    My husband! He’s so loving, makes me laugh every single day, helps me keep perspective, encourages me- he is my best friend- such an amazing man- and I am so thankful for him every day

  117. #
    Lynn — November 5, 2012 @ 1:38 pm

    I am thankful for my husband and children. They make my life wonderful!

  118. #
    gwen — November 5, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    Great giveaway, Natalie! Thanks for the chance to win.

    As I started typing my comment, I realized just how blessed I am. I’m incredibly grateful for my job; as soon as I finished my graduate classes, I got the position I wanted at the company I wanted in the city I wanted to live in. (I’m also grateful for my best friend’s family, who let me stay at their house in the suburbs for six weeks before my lease began.)

    At times I’ve felt a little lonely, moving far, far away from close friends, but I have found an awesome church and started to get plugged into a small group. I’m extra-grateful for that! :)

  119. #
    Daylene Perry — November 5, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

    I am thankful for the life that the lord has given me for all the good and they very bad that I have lived through and with God beside me I was able to survive and never give up and for the husband and family that know my story and love me anyway ……

  120. #
    Elena — November 5, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

    Such a long list! Family, friends, health, love!

  121. #
    Elin — November 5, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

    I’m grateful for my amazing families, both at home and at work, and my friends.

  122. #
    Debby McGowan — November 5, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

    On the eve of our country’s election, I am so very grateful that we live here in America, that we can all vote and that we have the freedoms that we have in this country. I am grateful for the men and women who have given their lives in order that we may have freedom and peace here!

  123. #
    Nancy — November 5, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

    I am grateful for my wonderful roommates who have currently filled the house with the wonderful smells of baked macaroni and cheese….

  124. #
    Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana — November 5, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

    I’m so grateful for my two children…even on the days when it seems really difficult being a mom, I remember how blessed we are to have healthy, happy children!! And a husband who is so supportive and loving!!

  125. #
    Gina M. — November 5, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

    I am grateful for my growing family. I have 2 kiddos ages 8 and 6 and we tried for about 3 years to have a 3rd and now in just a couple of weeks I will be giving birth to our 3rd child, our 2nd boy…a wonderful Thanksgiving gift! :)

  126. #
    TJ — November 5, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

    My and my family’s health

  127. #
    Joann — November 5, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

    I’m 65 years old and I’m grateful to have a wonderful family around me.

  128. #
    Mary Beth — November 5, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

    Today I am grateful for my slow cooker which worked all day to make me a delicious dinner. Thank you, slow cooker. Thank you.

  129. #
    Steve — November 5, 2012 @ 3:32 pm

    I’m grateful for my baby boy.

  130. #
    Rachel Amanda — November 5, 2012 @ 4:10 pm

    I am grateful for my family – related folks and those I’ve chosen.

  131. #
    Charlsie — November 5, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    My heart is so full with gratitude. My husband is now cancer free! He is (somewhat begrudgingly :D) joining me in a healthier lifestyle. We are learning to appreciate things we have always taken for granted; date night, the whole family snuggling on the couch for a movie, snuggling with my son with a book and sitting around the table to a home cooked meal because restaurants don’t cook it with love (my secret ingredient). Millions of simple things that are an honor to have and can’t be bought. Oh yeah – and Williams and Sonoma ;).

  132. #
    Tiffany Nam — November 5, 2012 @ 5:04 pm

    I am grateful for a safe and warm home and for a loving family.

  133. #
    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — November 5, 2012 @ 5:04 pm

    I am grateful for my nephew. He makes me so happy :-)

  134. #
    laur — November 5, 2012 @ 5:28 pm

    My family and job.

  135. #
    Shelby — November 5, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

    I am so grateful for my life which includes being with my wonderful husband, our son,our daughter-in-law and our awesome granddaughter! I am so grateful for good health, heat, food and shelter. I am blessed.

  136. #
    Lesli Joe — November 5, 2012 @ 5:40 pm

    I am grateful for books – I love to read and learn!

  137. #
    Mina — November 5, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

    I am thankful to live in a country where we have the freedom to vote! So many people are sick of election season, but I feel blessed to have the right to vote and exercise my passion for democracy!

  138. #
    Landen — November 5, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

    I am greatful for a good job. And that I live really close to one of my sisters.

  139. #
    Beth — November 5, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

    I am grateful for such loving family and friends and the fact that we are all healthy and happy. I couldn’t ask for much more.

  140. #
    Courtney @ Cardio Queen — November 5, 2012 @ 6:47 pm

    I am so grateful for my health and finally being in control of my wellness. I’m 25 and its taken me until just a year ago to realize that I’m in control of my body and the things I put into it. After losing 50 pounds and gaining so much energy and confidence, I’m blessed and proud to be where I am now: running my first half marathon in less than a week! :)

  141. #
    jacquie — November 5, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

    while i have lost almost everything and at 50+ it is difficult to begin anew, i am even grateful to be have started the process of disentangling myself from an emotional abusive relationship.

  142. #
    Megan — November 5, 2012 @ 7:03 pm

    I am grateful for being blessed with a great family!

  143. #
    Bethany — November 5, 2012 @ 7:11 pm

    That I get to be home with my little one, rather than working outside the home. It’s a sacrifice on many levels, but a joy to share in this time with him.

  144. #
    Sarah — November 5, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

    My family.

  145. #
    Amanda — November 5, 2012 @ 7:13 pm

    I’m grateful that my power finally came back on today after Hurricane Sandy. My husband and I found out this afternoon that we’ll be greeting our first child via c-section tomorrow morning (surprise!) and without power (and therefore heat) in my home I was a wreck as to how I could possibly bring my baby home. I sincerely can’t even describe how grateful I was to arrive at our house to find power restored and the heat working =D

  146. #
    sara — November 5, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    I am grateful for my family’s health. We have had too many friends diagnosed with serious illnesses lately and it is so heart breaking. You don’t realize what you have until it is gone.

  147. #
    Jessica — November 5, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

    I am grateful for a healthy body that allows me to care for my family.

  148. #
    Nicki Behnke — November 5, 2012 @ 7:35 pm

    I’m thankful for many things but lately, the “little, unnoticed things” have been sticking out. For example, my electric blanket. Every night I am not only blessed to have a safe, comfortable, place to sleep, but it is warm, clean, and soft. I am blessed.

  149. #
    Meg — November 5, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

    I am grateful for my family, my friends, and my dog who have all helped me in their own way get through the days after my husband died.

  150. #
    Corisa — November 5, 2012 @ 8:03 pm

    I’m grateful for the wonderful family I am blessed to share memories with and grow with !

  151. #
    Kelli H. — November 5, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

    I am grateful for my kids. They make me slow down and enjoy life, without them my life would be dull and boring. They provide the spark that keeps me going, I don’t what I would do without ’em.

  152. #
    Ashley Swapp — November 5, 2012 @ 9:36 pm

    I am grateful for a happy family. My husband and kids wake up with giant smiles on their faces almost everyday! Huge blessing!

  153. #
    delia — November 5, 2012 @ 9:39 pm

    Grateful for my whole life!

  154. #
    Karen — November 5, 2012 @ 9:56 pm

    I am grateful that I get to spend time back at home with my family for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have really missed them after moving away in August.

  155. #
    Mindy O — November 6, 2012 @ 12:37 am

    I’m pretty sure I’ll echo a lot of others if I say “my family,” and I am grateful for them, but just for fun I think I’ll say “my new set of pots and pans”. I love them. Not quite as much as my family….but close.

  156. #
    Kristin — November 6, 2012 @ 2:56 am

    I am so incredibly grateful for my husband and adorable baby girl. My parents and in-laws are also pretty fabulous. Love my family!!!

  157. #
    grace — November 6, 2012 @ 3:36 am

    today i’m grateful for anything that makes me laugh.

  158. #
    Anna — November 6, 2012 @ 3:49 am

    Grateful for my husband, our daughter, and our wonderful beautiful healthy life together.

  159. #
    Holdthegross — November 6, 2012 @ 5:28 am

    My sanity!

  160. #
    Jenny — November 6, 2012 @ 6:19 am

    My husband, our 2 boys and brand new baby girl! And for living in the best place I can imagine, beautiful Colorado!

  161. #
    Angela A — November 6, 2012 @ 6:21 am

    I’m grateful for my husband, 2 year old, and the one on the way.

  162. #
    Anne — November 6, 2012 @ 6:38 am

    So grateful for my Savior! Also, for my husband and our baby on the way!

  163. #
    brandi — November 6, 2012 @ 6:42 am

    i love this!
    I’m grateful for my family, especially my husband. I don’t know what I would do without them.

  164. #
    jan — November 6, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    my family

  165. #
    Stephanie @ The Good Stuff — November 6, 2012 @ 9:27 am

    I’m thankful for so much – family, friends, a roof over my head, groceries in the fridge, being able to pay our bills and doing so on a single income so that I can stay at home with our little ones, a healthy pregnancy, that this election is about to be over, that Thanksgiving is soon, and for the apple crisp that’s just sitting in my fridge waiting to be eaten for dessert later tonight :)

  166. #
    Sally — November 6, 2012 @ 9:29 am

    I’m thankful for a family who is all in good health, when so many around us aren’t.

  167. #
    Char — November 6, 2012 @ 10:03 am

    I’m thankful for my wonderful parents. I have met a lot of people in the last few years who have not had the greatest, most stable parents ever, and it’s made me so very thankful for mine. They have always been supportive, loving and taught me important lessons in discipline, commitment and hard worked. We still have a great relationship today now that I’m a married adult, and my husband considers them his own.

  168. #
    Angela @ AnotherBitePlease — November 6, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    ahhhh…grateful for so much. I am so blessed…healthy kids, husband who adores me and vice versa, stocked fridge, warm house and able to share food I love to cook with others.

  169. #
    Emily H. — November 6, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    I am greatful for my wonderful, sweet husband in a year where feeling greatful has been tough. I have had several failed cycles of fertility treatment over the past year and am really struggling – it has been a rough road full of financial stress, relationship strain, anger, sadness, and guilt. My husband has been my rock as we are going through this process – he is the shoulder I cry on, the one to make jokes to lighten an otherwise miserable situation, and constantly reminds me he isn’t going anywhere – no matter what. Gah, now I’m crying. Anyway, I’m greatful to be so lucky – even though it doesn’t always feel like it.

  170. #
    Pete — November 6, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    great wife and family

  171. #
    Sydney — November 6, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    Great husband and family

  172. #
    Leah Taylor — November 6, 2012 @ 11:16 am

    I am thankful for the freedom we have as a nation under God.

  173. #
    Tawny A — November 6, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    So many things to be grateful for. Today i’m grateful to live in this great country where we have freedom and the opportunity to exercise that by voting :)

  174. #
    Lissa — November 6, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    I am most thankful for the health of my family.

  175. #
    Kate — November 6, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

    My family, my husband, my home, our health and food on the table!

  176. #
    natalie@thesweetslife — November 6, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

    so grateful for my siblings, who are the best friends i could ask for!

  177. #
    Jodi J. — November 6, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

    I am thankful for my awesome, sweet, kind and caring husband who loves me just the way I am and still loves me even though some days I’m a raving lunatic! I am also thankful for my awesome kids and my awesome family and friends who also love me and put up with my emotional ups and downs!

  178. #
    MaryAnn D — November 6, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    I am grateful for my wonderful daughter, my friends who are always there for me, all of the blessings that God has given me, that I am still breathing, for this beautiful world that we have been given.

  179. #
    Genevieve Faust — November 6, 2012 @ 3:13 pm

    I am grateful for for the diversity of food God gives us to ‘play’ with, a huge kitchen to ‘play’ in, but more importantly so many friends and family to fill it!

  180. #
    Jena — November 6, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

    I’m grateful for My amazing family, my hardworking, loyal, sweet husband, my home, our good health and yummy food on the table!

  181. #
    Mrs.H — November 6, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

    My family and friends!

  182. #
    Julie Ryan — November 6, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    Grateful for my health, family, and a husband who tries really hard to always keep me smiling and who supports me no matter what I go after.

  183. #
    Briana — November 6, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    My two little boys!

  184. #
    Kirsten — November 6, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

    My husband and three amazing kiddos!!!

  185. #
    Natalie — November 6, 2012 @ 6:08 pm

    I have SO much to be thankful for, but I make sure to thank god everyday for my son and his little brother who is on the way.

  186. #
    Tieghan — November 6, 2012 @ 7:25 pm

    I am most thankful for my family and our health. I do not know where I would be without their support. I have so many things to be thankful for though!

  187. #
    Lorraine — November 6, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

    I’m so grateful to be a mom, and to have choices in what I put on the table to feed my husband and kids.

  188. #
    Laura — November 6, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

    I am so thankful for my little dog, Darcy. My hubby and I have been trying to have kids for 4 years (I’ll save you the suspense…no luck). We decided our life was going to be ok without kids but we were so lonely. That’s when we met Darcy. She’s a pound puppy and has filled our life with so much laughter and joy. We can’t imagine life without our little Darcy, and yes, I do bake her special dog treats from scratch.

  189. #
    Christine W. — November 6, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

    I am so grateful for my husband and kids. I cannot imagine my life without them and the joy that they bring.

  190. #
    Jill — November 6, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    I am grateful for my children. I know it’s completely cliche, but I don’t care because they bring me immeasurable joy!

  191. #
    Amanda Thompson — November 6, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

    I am thankful for the health and happiness of my friends and family! One grandma just turned 82 and the other will be 83 at the end of this month and both are still going strong!

  192. #
    sharon martin — November 6, 2012 @ 9:21 pm

    I am grateful every day that I am able to keep busy and do many things I could not do before I got my knee fixed as their is always someone worse off. I am very grateful that I have a daughters who helps me with cost associated with me KEEPING MY MALTESE dog who is the world to me and sometimes gets me up and going when I think i cannot. Also thankful every day for the garden out back which I spend hours in and that other seniors enjoy my work I do in it. If it puts a smile on their faces, IT PUTS A SMILE IN MY HEART!

  193. #
    Kel — November 7, 2012 @ 3:53 am

    That is great! I am grateful for food blogs that inspire me to cook. I am also soooo very thankful for my husband and the home we have.

  194. #
    Christina — November 7, 2012 @ 5:36 am

    I’m grateful for my husband’s patience with my postpartum depression. It would be easy for him to be angry or complain, but he doesn’t.

  195. #
    Mel — November 7, 2012 @ 5:41 am

    I am grateful for the opportunity to be home with my kids, sharing my love and passion for Jesus with them, and serving my family.

  196. #
    Cara — November 7, 2012 @ 6:24 am

    You are so sweet to share this (and all your amazing recipe!) with us! I am so very grateful for this baby coming along and equally so, all the love s/he is already receiving from family who share in our excitement :)

  197. #
    Amy M — November 7, 2012 @ 6:32 am

    I am grateful for my family – my husband, son, doggie, and parents.

  198. #
    Tara — November 7, 2012 @ 7:34 am

    I am grateful for my husband and 6 month old son!

  199. #
    Kat — November 7, 2012 @ 10:00 am

    I am grateful that we live in this great country where we have the opportunity to vote. Living in one of the swing states, I am also grateful that the elections are over, really really tired of all the phone calls, the mail and the continuous political tv ads. Thanks for the giveaway!

  200. #
    Amanda — November 7, 2012 @ 11:41 am

    I’m grateful that I’ve been able to travel and see the world, as I think it changes one’s perspective immensely and makes you appreciate how lucky you really are. Whether traveling alone, with friends, or with my partner, traveling always seems to affect me in ways I could never have imagined.

  201. #
    Monica B. — November 7, 2012 @ 11:56 am

    The hubs graduating in 32 days and moving on! It’s such a wonderful feeling knowing that it’s almost done. :D

  202. #
    Megan H — November 7, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    Everyday I wake up and thankful for the family I have and the love that is given to me. Every night I go to sleep thankful for the day that I was given and all that I am able to do with my life.

  203. #
    Chelsea A — November 7, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

    I am grateful for great friends and family and the ability to laugh at oneself.

    Also, for my baby. Finally!

  204. #
    Rebekah Ankney — November 7, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    I am thankful for such wonderful family & friends including my dog. I am also thankful that my husband and I are able to travel…I want to see as much of this world I can!

  205. #
    Stefenie — November 7, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

    I am most thankful for the fact that we just celebrated my youngest child’s sixth birthday. He is our precious little miracle who was born with a broken heart but loves everyone with his whole heart. He has survived six heart surgeries and multiple other procedures. He has brought us all closer together and reminds us each day of everything we are blessed with.

  206. #
    Heidi @ Food Doodles — November 7, 2012 @ 3:45 pm

    My family. Without a doubt, I would be nothing without the wonderful people I call my family :)

  207. #
    Claire L — November 7, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

    I’m SO thankful that my parents made me cook during my senior year of high school. I learned to love cooking because of that year, and now it’s one of my passions.

  208. #
    India — November 7, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    I’m thankful for a loving God who created me and loves me! :)

  209. #
    Sydney S — November 7, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    I am thankful for my husband. We’ve just been married two months. God brought us together and beacuse of that, we get to walk through life together now.

  210. #
    Paige B. — November 7, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    I’m thankful for my amazing boyfriend and new job!

  211. #
    Niki Baker — November 7, 2012 @ 8:22 pm

    I am so thankful for my wonderful husband who is my best friend and partner in all things.

  212. #
    Jessica Weaver — November 7, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    I am thankful for my friends and family and how much love I have in my life!

  213. #
    Kris — November 8, 2012 @ 7:28 am

    My gorgeous pup! I love him so!

  214. #
    Lindsey D. — November 8, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    I am thankful for my hardworking husband and his career that allows me to stay home with our children.

  215. #
    Jennifer J. — November 8, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    I’m grateful that next Thanksgiving we’ll get to celebrate the holiday with the baby that’s currently growing in my belly!

  216. #
    Renee — November 8, 2012 @ 2:51 pm

    I’m grateful for time and space to learn and listen, create and grow.

  217. #
    Whitney — November 8, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

    I’m thankful that I married my best friend. And we are still best friends.

  218. #
    Eileen — November 9, 2012 @ 4:22 am

    I’m so grateful for my house…this house is home to 4 generations of my family. So my husband and I have the opportunity to have my Mom, daughter and son in law, and grandson with us every day. We feel so lucky!

  219. #
    Andrea M. — November 9, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    I am grateful for having my parents in my life. Although divorced, they remain friends and this has kept our family close all these years, even though us kids are now middle aged. I’m so thankful that I can pick up the phone and call them.

  220. #
    Stephanie J — November 9, 2012 @ 7:43 am

    I’m thankful for my loving husband and healthy, happy, almost one-year-old baby girl!

  221. #
    Laura Scott — November 9, 2012 @ 7:45 am

    Thankful? My family. My friends. My job. My country. That I can work and share with others. On and on. I am truly blessed.

  222. #
    Jill Stump — November 9, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    Wow, how can I answer this question. It is impossible to narrow it down. I will first and foremost say I am thankful to God for entrusting to me 4 beautiful children (a couple of whom I homeschool) and a great husband. Supportive extended family as well, during some very difficult times in my life. I am thankful for a place I can call home.

  223. #
    Claudia — November 9, 2012 @ 7:55 am

    I’m thankful for so many things. Family, friends, & kittens who want to cuddle on a cold morning.

  224. #
    Kim H — November 9, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    I am so grateful for my parents…I couldn’t do it without them!

  225. #
    Tara — November 9, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    I am thankful for my family most of all, and the support they have shown me through my illness. My kids have shown me that they are so much stronger than I ever thought they would need to be. I am thankful for my ward, and the meals that they bring so that my family can eat on the days that I am unable to cook. I am thankful for my Heavenly Father who has given me the strength to fight cancer this past year and a half.

  226. #
    Carrie Dent — November 9, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    Today I am grateful for my part time group fitness instructor job
    Which allows me to pick and choose when I work
    So I can spend time with my children when they get
    Out of school.

  227. #
    Joan — November 9, 2012 @ 8:47 am

    I am thankful for a family that loves me. For the freedom that I enjoy. The many blessings of everyday that I enjoy. To be able to love all my friends n like my enemies to be able to wake up each morning and know that I have a Heavenly Father that loves me. To have the ability to share my talents with others.

  228. #
    Holly G — November 9, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    I’m grateful for my wonderful family that celebrates with me, reminds me to stay calm when I’m stressed, and encourages me to work even harder when I’m disappointing. I’m applying to graduate school and its a particularly tumultuous time!

  229. #
    Marti — November 9, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    I am thankful for my wonderful family who support and love me unconditionally.

  230. #
    Judith M. — November 9, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    My health, my family and the privilege I have to live in America where I can worship at the church of my choice.

  231. #
    Tenille osborne — November 9, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    I’m thankful for my family. Especially after losing my father in law this last summer, it has really reminded how important it is to make memories with those that you love, because you never know when they’re time us up. I

  232. #
    Sare — November 9, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    I am gonna go for an uncommon thing that I am grateful for (of course family, friends, a home, the gospel….those are kind of duh, no brainers). I am grateful for forgiveness. Not only being forgiven for the wrong I have done, but also the power to forgive others when they have wronged me or done something that truly hurts me. I have come to learn a lot about this over the past year, and I am so grateful for the peace that comes through forgiveness.

  233. #
    Dorothea — November 9, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    I’m grateful for life and every living thing in it – mankind, the trees, the birds, the bees, etc.

  234. #
    Elizabeth — November 9, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    There is so much that I am grateful for: my marriage to my best friend, my boys, our health, a job that I enjoy and that helps to provide for us.

  235. #
    Melissa B — November 9, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    Today I am grateful for my health and vow not to take it for granted!

  236. #
    Jill D. — November 9, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    I am grateful for my beautiful little family, as crazy as we all may be! Haha!

  237. #
    Haley — November 9, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

    I have much to be grateful for, but at the top of my list is my health and family!

  238. #
    Bianca — November 9, 2012 @ 6:34 pm

    I’m thankful for my family, they are my rock!

  239. #
    Joy — November 9, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

    My husband and the Internet.

  240. #
    Stephanie W — November 10, 2012 @ 6:44 am

    I am so thankful for my family and….chocolate! (Sometimes…Not necessarily in that order). :)

  241. #
    KAthy S — November 10, 2012 @ 9:00 am

    I’m grateful for a healthy family, our jobs, and loving friends.

  242. #
    Kristin — November 10, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    I’m grateful to have such an amazing mom…she’s always there for my sister and I. Always ready to help in times of need and always willing to do whatever to help make our lives better!

  243. #
    Becky — November 10, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    I am grateful for the good, wholesome upbringing that I had, and for the opportunity to give that to my own children.

  244. #
    Judy — November 10, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

    I am thankful for my husband and our wonderful friendship.

  245. #
    Kate D — November 10, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

    The list is long but mostly my family. We have a new baby girl in our lives and she is so amazing.

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  247. #
    Kate E — November 10, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    There are so many things…but I would have to say being married to a man who is brave enough to be overseas serving our country, even through the holidays, is something to be thankful for. Also our family’s health, and our beautiful two year old daughter.

  248. #
    Jenny Friden — November 10, 2012 @ 9:31 pm

    I’m thankful for three sweet kiddos who remind me to slow down and enjoy the moment.

  249. #
    Tracy VdR — November 10, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

    I am grateful for my job, home, independence, and family!

  250. #
    Necia Gilbert — November 10, 2012 @ 11:44 pm

    I am incredibly grateful for all the many blessings that have come to my family over the last year. We would not have survived the year without them.

  251. #
    Nancy — November 11, 2012 @ 1:16 am

    I am grateful for each day’s experience, and the love of my wonderful family.

  252. #
    Muffy Pugliese — November 11, 2012 @ 5:27 am

    I’m grateful for the health and happiness of my family!

  253. #
    Meghan — November 11, 2012 @ 5:43 am

    I am grateful for for my family and my health. I am also grateful for my job.

  254. #
    Linda benjamin — November 11, 2012 @ 6:07 am

    I often fall asleepthanking God for my blessings. The list is long and I’m always adding. Of course my family and friends, my health and I recently added “being employed again. And Perry’s Plate!!!!! Xxoo

  255. #
    Lindsay — November 11, 2012 @ 7:25 am

    I am so thankful for my beautiful babies and my sweet husband!

  256. #
    Gma — November 11, 2012 @ 7:34 am

    I am grateful for YOU and the wonderful mother, wife, friend you are to your family and friends. Your endless example of sacrifice, service brings so much joy and fun into your family and the lives of your friends. I am grateful for the talents you possess and that you share them so freely with us and are so generous in your desires to improve not only your life, but to help us improve our lives and thus bless our own families. I LOVE YOU! You are amazing ~

  257. #
    brenda dubois — November 11, 2012 @ 8:15 am

    I am greatful for my husband, he was dianosed with Parkinsons 1n 2009 and it made me learn not to take things for granted and to be Thankful for what we have. You never know what life has in store for you! I thank God everyday for my beautiful Family,friends and everything he has given us.

  258. #
    joe — November 11, 2012 @ 8:48 am

    so many things….family, friends & the best dog in the world!

  259. #
    Rebecca — November 11, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    I am grateful for my daughter and my husband and for second (and third and fourth) chances.

  260. #
    TaylorBunch — November 11, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    I am grateful to have my husband home with us for the holidays this year. Last year he was serving our country in Afghanistan and it just wasn’t the same.

  261. #
    Sarah B. — November 11, 2012 @ 11:24 am

    I am beyond grateful for a family and friends that are beyond supportive of me in trying to find my way in life, especially now that I’m at the edge of jumping in to applying to pharmacy school.

  262. #
    Gayle @ thesecretlifeofmrsbundt — November 11, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    I am thankful that we can afford the car repair that’s needed to keep me on the road this week! While it wasn’t money we had set aside for car repair, we have it. And, just as important, it won’t cause us to not be able to eat or buy Christmas gifts or anything like that. Having a car with high miles is sometimes stressful, but a second car payment would be as well. I’m grateful that my car has made it through another year and hopefully it’ll get a little closer to 200,000 before we have to trade it!

  263. #
    Erica — November 11, 2012 @ 12:04 pm

    I think this year I’m going to try and do the “I’m grateful for…” thing every day. It can be so easy to forget to be grateful and honestly I don’t think about how blessed I am enough. I love the board idea…thinking I’ll get one for the kitchen year round so whenever we’re feeling thankful a spot to say thanks is only steps away. thanks for the inspiration!

  264. #
    April Covington — November 11, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    Thankful for the freedom that forgiveness brought

  265. #
    ileana carlile — November 11, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

    Always, most thankful for my family! What and who would I be without them? My parents and siblings are the best example to me and my greatest support, along with my cute husband and awesome son!

  266. #
    Emilee — November 11, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    Grateful for The love and support of good friends and family to help us through this journey of life. Grateful for the many blessings I have been given…

  267. #
    Sarah — November 11, 2012 @ 6:19 pm

    I am grateful for my husband’s job which provides well for us so I can stay at home and do school with my kids.

  268. #
    kathy — November 12, 2012 @ 12:36 am

    The sad and unexpected turn of events my life has taken. it has made me stronger and patient.

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  270. #
    Jessica — November 12, 2012 @ 3:35 am

    Today I am Thankful for my home… not just a house to live in but a home to kick off my shoes and enjoy the Love that I have with my Family!!

  271. #
    Radpt — November 12, 2012 @ 4:17 am

    thankful for my family, the fall season and for having a job!

  272. #
    jeannie — November 12, 2012 @ 6:02 am

    So thankful for all the beauty, love and kindness that is encountered… and for the gift of 3 wonderful daughters!!

  273. #
    Mary Ann — November 12, 2012 @ 6:05 am

    I am most grateful for my family and for good health and happiness for them all!

  274. #
    Michelle — November 12, 2012 @ 6:24 am

    I am most grateful for a loving family (and dogs!)!

  275. #
    Joann — November 12, 2012 @ 7:10 am

    The people in my life- my mom, my friends, my boyfriend <3

  276. #
    Melissa — November 12, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    I am grateful for my Family, today my daughter turn 26,I have a such a wonderful family, I am truly blessed….

  277. #
    jerry — November 12, 2012 @ 9:06 am

    I am grateful for my family. I have been blessed with thirteen beautiful grandchildren and one wonderful great grandson. I thank God every day for my blessings.

  278. #
    Deanne H. — November 12, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    I am grateful for my wonderful daughters and family.

  279. #
    Judy M — November 12, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    I am thnakful for my loving family, most of which are within an hours drive, a good home and great church.

  280. #
    Aubrey Q — November 12, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    I am grateful for my husband. Together we are going to take over the world, even if it is simply by raising amazingly cute kids, growing a garden and eating mountains of homemade cookies :)

  281. #
    Elizabeth — November 12, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    I am grateful for my health, and the health of my family – I sometimes take it for granted, but it makes such a huge difference in the quality of our lives.

  282. #
    Janine O — November 12, 2012 @ 11:50 am

    My family, especially the health of my three daughters!

  283. #
    Emily C. — November 12, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

    Our new house. It’s not what I would have imagined as my dream house but after living with my in-laws for about 6 years (which was better than we could have imagined) it’s delightful to have a space of our own once again even with the projects and to-do lists!

  284. #
    Crystal — November 12, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    I am thankful for my fiance, who is the most wonderful man I have ever met!

  285. #
    Jodi — November 12, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

    That the earth produces the delicious food our body needs!

  286. #
    gail — November 12, 2012 @ 1:28 pm

    my family

  287. #
    Alexis — November 12, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    I am thankful that I have the physical abilities to EXERCISE! Granted that I am not in the best shape…but I am blessed to be capable of doing something to be fit!

  288. #
    Alexis S — November 12, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

    I’m grateful for my family and friends… I would be lost without them!

  289. #
    Debra — November 12, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

    I am grateful for my loving Hubs.

  290. #
    Lindsey — November 12, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

    I’m grateful for repentance…it’s been one of those weeks. :)

  291. #
    Valerie B. — November 12, 2012 @ 4:23 pm

    I am grateful for my husband and he bond that continues to grow stronger and stronger between us. We moved across the country this summer and it’s been a challenge to start a new life in an entirely new place. But we are in it together and I can’t imagine anyone I would rather build a life with.

  292. #
    Danae — November 12, 2012 @ 6:26 pm

    I am grateful for my sweet husband who is taking care of me and our four children as I struggle to get better from this awful case of bronchitis.

  293. #
    Alicia — November 12, 2012 @ 6:48 pm

    My kids! :)

  294. #
    Deb — November 12, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

    I am thankful for my wonderful family :)

  295. #
    Andrea Ring — November 12, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

    I am grateful for this breath. Every morning, I thank my higher power for it. Without it…well, nothing else matters.


  296. #
    Evelyn R — November 12, 2012 @ 7:43 pm

    I am grateful for my husband

  297. #
    Dana — November 12, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

    I’m grateful for my family, my friends, my amazing boyfriend of almost ten years who has spent most of this year working on our amazing new home that I am thankful for. I’m thankful that I have my health and I am thankful that I have taken the steps to start eating clean and being healthier this year! I’m thankful for my job, for my happy thoughts and for all the little things that make each day so wonderful. Thank you for the opportunity!!!

  298. #
    Tabitha — November 12, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    I’m thankful for a significant other that supports me through everything, for friends who are there through thick and thin, and for everything that I’ve been blessed with.

  299. #
    Shelly Bartle — November 12, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

    I am thankful for my 4 wonderful kids, 3 daughters & a son. They stretch me and change me in ways I could never have imagined and never knew needed to be changed but I’m so glad because they are making me better because of it.

  300. #
    DONNA COSTELLO — November 12, 2012 @ 7:49 pm

    I am grateful for my God, Family, Children, AND Grand Children…

  301. #
    krhoover — November 12, 2012 @ 7:53 pm

    i am grateful, first and foremost, for my family. i am grateful for my health. and i am grateful for music!

  302. #
    Julia — November 12, 2012 @ 7:54 pm

    I am thankful for my husband and my one year old son. They are the light of my life and the thing I look forward to every night when I arrive home from work.

  303. #
    Jennifer — November 12, 2012 @ 8:08 pm

    I am grateful for old friends who have seemingly come out of the wood work to support and encourage me through the death of my best friend three weeks ago. The love and support from friends I had lost touch with has helped to create an amazing circle of faith, hope and peace that surrounds me as I continue to grieve. I am so thankful for each and every person who has reached out in love and support. It means more to me than they will ever know.

  304. #
    vince — November 12, 2012 @ 8:18 pm

    tho my mom passed away only about a month ago, i am gratefull that in the end she didnt suffer. and that as a result of her passing my family now sees the importance of what iv been trying to tell them for yrs…family must vistit and spend more time with each other because we never know when our day will come as well. i miss my mom very much. this will be the first thanksgiveing and christmas without her. but im thankful that she is getting to celebrate both holidays with Jesus and i wouldnt ask her to come back and suffer any more.

  305. #
    Kate — November 12, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

    I’m thankful for my wonderful family, especially my caring, supportive husband!

  306. #
    Jayne — November 12, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

    Definitely thankful for my family.