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It seems so generic to write a post called "What Are You Thankful For?" during Thanksgiving weekend (well, Canadian Thanksgiving weekend).  But that's ok. It's been far too long since I've been able to write anything.

 I think it's a good thing that we have a built-in reminder during the year that we should take some time to ponder and be thankful for all of the amazing blessings that we have, especially here in North America. It's a positive holiday that isn't so much focused on materialism as other holidays, but instead on reflection and gratitude. There aren't any gifts that you feel like you have to give. You're not wasting a whole ton of cash on a shopping spree. You're just spending time with family and friends and celebrating life. Those who are far away from family get welcomed into the homes of others to share a meal and spend time together. Awesome. So many people receive so much genuine love from others during Thanksgiving. I don't know how this messed-up world managed to escape still with one widespread, valid and legitimately celebrated holiday, but I am thankful for Thanksgiving itself.