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MrScorpio

(73,660 posts)
Wed Nov 25, 2015, 10:54 PM Nov 2015

What are you thankful for on this Thanksgiving?

I'm thankful for my health and the health of my family and the fact that we're able to be clothed, fed and sheltered in such a cruel, cruel world.

I'm also very thankful that I also won't have to deal with any crazy right wing nut job family members on Thanksgiving, because I DON'T HAVE ANY!

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody and GO LIONS!

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What are you thankful for on this Thanksgiving? (Original Post) MrScorpio Nov 2015 OP
Things could be worse. Gidney N Cloyd Nov 2015 #1
What you said, MrScorpio Hekate Nov 2015 #2
Getting some contract work on a semi-ongoing basis, for one. Erich Bloodaxe BSN Nov 2015 #3
Family, my home, my job. Agschmid Nov 2015 #4
My health and my girlfriend sakabatou Nov 2015 #5
Warm home, warm family, enough food, good health! I'll even embrace RW mom... riderinthestorm Nov 2015 #6
My health! Gregorian Nov 2015 #7
I'm thankful... Jamaal510 Nov 2015 #8
That w0nderer Nov 2015 #9
My health--given my family history, I did not expect to make it to age 69 eridani Nov 2015 #10
The gathering of family... brer cat Nov 2015 #11
ACA B Calm Nov 2015 #12
I am thankful for my family and good health Gothmog Nov 2015 #13

Erich Bloodaxe BSN

(14,733 posts)
3. Getting some contract work on a semi-ongoing basis, for one.
Wed Nov 25, 2015, 11:07 PM
Nov 2015

Which, even if it won't lift me above the poverty line on income, has gotten me fairly close to it for the last couple of months, and looks likely to last at least a few more months, making this possibly my best year for income since Obama got into office, with the possibility of an even better total next year.

Thankful that some friends have finally started working on collecting what they need to build a permanent home, instead of living out of an ancient RV.

Thankful for the thousands of folks out protesting, who have FINALLY started to force the media and politicians to begin to pay attention to fascist police being allowed to simply assault and kill civilians without any fear of penalty. (That 'finally' is about people paying attention, not the protesters, who have been hard at work for a LOOONG time.)

And, in a twisted way, I'm thankful that the Republicans seem hellbent on destroying any chance they might have of taking the White House, and instead are doing everything they can to nominate a completely unelectable clown.

 

riderinthestorm

(23,272 posts)
6. Warm home, warm family, enough food, good health! I'll even embrace RW mom...
Wed Nov 25, 2015, 11:12 PM
Nov 2015

Happy thanksgiving Mr Scorpio!

Gregorian

(23,867 posts)
7. My health!
Wed Nov 25, 2015, 11:27 PM
Nov 2015

Every day you have health is a good day. I'm just recovering from a chronic illness, and it's like I just got a second chance at life.

And no R's in my family either. Yay.

Jamaal510

(10,893 posts)
8. I'm thankful...
Wed Nov 25, 2015, 11:47 PM
Nov 2015

-to be able to attend a 4-year university, and to not have much concerns besides going to class.
-for my family and I to be still alive and well despite coming from a rough neighborhood.
-to be better off than my ancestors.
-to be disease-free (well, except for my asthma).
-to have a source of income.
-to have food and shelter.
-for technology.
-for the creation of Pokemon.
-for online dating.
-for clean air and water compared to other parts of the world.
-that CA doesn't have a Republican governor or majorities in the Legislature.
-that this country doesn't have a Republican president, and that their advantage in elections is gradually dwindling.
-to have basic rights in the Constitution.
-the Raiders, A's, and Warriors haven't moved (yet).
-to be physically-fit.
-to have at least 1 friend despite being shy and not going out much.

w0nderer

(1,937 posts)
9. That
Wed Nov 25, 2015, 11:56 PM
Nov 2015

i'm alive (i'm 40+ expected to die by 15, then 18 then 20, 21, 22, 23, 24-32)
my mom is alive!
my father isn't
my ex is my ex

my friends!
and i have nothing center or even right of center (euro center, not us center) in my circle of friends

eridani

(51,907 posts)
10. My health--given my family history, I did not expect to make it to age 69
Thu Nov 26, 2015, 12:04 AM
Nov 2015

Also, glad to still have husband around. And I'm grateful for my extended family of activists working on various issues.

brer cat

(25,127 posts)
11. The gathering of family...
Thu Nov 26, 2015, 07:08 AM
Nov 2015

healthy, well-fed, clothed, and warm. The republican members will be taunted with humor and laughter, which they will gracefully accept while getting in a few good-natured digs of their own. We never, ever have heated discussions. The teenagers will probably try my patience, but I love them too dearly to lose it.

My best wishes to you and yours, MrScorpio.

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