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45 Things I Am Grateful For This Thanksgiving

by Ilana Angel

November 23, 2011 | 11:16 pm

Happy Thanksgiving.  This holiday reminds us to give thanks and gratitude for the blessings in our lives.  I try to be grateful everyday, but Thanksgiving is special because we are all being grateful together.  Since this is my 45th Thanksgiving, I am going to share 45 things I am grateful for.

1. My remarkable son
2. Fiddles the cat
3. Afrin Nasal spray
4. George Clooney
5. Vegetarianism
6. Family
7. Canada
8. Keeping the Faith
9. Keeping it Real
10. Friends
11. iPhone
12. iTunes
13. iPad
14. iCloud
15. Modern Family
16. Popsicles
17. A good date
18. Being able to remember a good date
19. Kleenex
20. Chapstick
21. Hope
22. Sarcasm
23. The Troops
24. Matzo ball soup
25. Facebook
26. Love
27. Forgiveness
28. Patience
29. Massage
30. Red wine
31. Flowers
32. Rain
33. Memories of my Dad
34. My mom visiting
35. Sushi
36. Laughter
37. Sleeping
38. Cooking
39. Hugs from my child
40. God
41. Home
42. Blogs
43. Work
44. Play
45. Motherhood

Thanksgiving is a wonderful day and I’m looking forward to resting, cooking, laughing, and being grateful for the blessings in my life.  Special thoughts and prayers go out to our troops who sacrifice so much for us to have this day.  God Bless them all and their families.

I hope those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving have a holiday full of family, friends, and delicious food.  Be kind to a stranger, help someone in need, hug your kids, get someone else to do the dishes, remember life is a blessing, and giving thanks is a way of keeping the faith.

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Ilana Angel writes two blogs for JewishJournal.com. KEEPING THE FAITH is about her worldview as a single Jewish mother, and KEEPING IT REAL is all about reality television....

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