There are many reasons to be thankful. Here are some essays and musings by Patch writers and bloggers on what the holiday of thanks means to them:
Why being grateful is good for your health, by Judy Gray: "Thanksgiving is the time to focus on gratitude, giving and the tradition of sharing. Gratitude has the power to heal, energize and give hope."
What do I have to be thankful for?, by Cece Shatz. "For many experiencing a life of being alone and the pain of a relationship loss, this holiday is filled with grief, sadness and fear of the future."
Thanks for your time, by Gene "Doc" Webb. "I like to take few minutes before the festivities begin and think about all of the many things I am grateful for, and among them you came to mind."
"Why Do We Give?" Bradenton Patch. "Being a good neighbor is part belonging to a community."