What Are You Thankful For This Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks. To count our blessings. Of course, we’re all thankful for the BIG, IMPORTANT things:

  • Health
  • Family
  • The food we eat
  • The roof over our heads
  • Our job (if we’re lucky enough to have one)

But after suffering through Hurricane Sandy , there are so many little things for which I’m thankful. I’m thankful for that hot cup of coffee in the morning … hot food … and the friend and co-worker who lent me a Snuggie® during “Sandy,” which helped me stay warm enough to sleep since I had no heat.

So, now I’m wondering, what little things are my friends giving thanks for? The big things. And, yes, the small, trivial things.

Laurel said she’s thankful for her computer, so that she doesn’t have to write everything out by hand for Publishers Clearing House. And she’s grateful for her daughter’s smile!

Kathleen said she gives thanks for weekends, and especially thankful for the heat she has (even though she has not been able to return home because of flood damage from Sandy.)

Richard is grateful for the cool side of the pillow. And for being able to pass down what he learned from his father to his sons.

Matt is thankful for video game technology for making fantasy come as close to reality as possible. And for his family and friends who are always there when he needs them most.

Melinda is grateful for hot showers now that she’s gotten her power back. And that the gas crisis on Long Island is almost over.

Kim is thankful for warm, soft, fuzzy socks. And for the opportunity to bring her family over to her house and cook a big meal for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Elaina is grateful for her traffic lights that actually are working after the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. She is also appreciative to her wonderful family and caring community that helped her get through 11 days without heat and power.

We’re Thankful For YOU!

That’s right, folks! In addition to all these little things, everyone here at PCH is also grateful for one BIG THING…YOU, OUR FANS! We thank you for being part of the Publishers Clearing House family, and wish all of you a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving.

Tell Us What You’re Thankful For!

Small blessings. Big blessings. They all give us reason to give thanks for what we have. So, what are YOU giving thanks for? Fuzzy socks? The cool side of the pillow? Your health? Your family? Comment below and let us know. When you share your blessings, it may just help other people discover what they’re truly thankful for.



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  1. What I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving is my health my family is healthy and together that we have a roof over her head that my parents are still around healthy and living well I am thankful for the chance to make it to another Thanksgiving and Christmas we don’t have a lot but we can be a heck of a lot worse off I’m thankful for God being in my corner and providing everything we need I’m thankful for being blessed

  2. I am thankful for this Thanksgiving that my family is together my children love their school I’m thankful for having a roof over my head I’m thankful for good health to be around for them I am thankful that God is in my corner to help me and my family to hold it together my life can be a heck of a lot worse I am happy with the present time and I pray and hope for the best in the future but in the meantime I am thankful that I can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with my mom my dad my kids and family and I hope everyone else has a grand Thanksgiving

  3. I give Thanks to God in this Thanksgiving week and will never forget the Team of PCH for being so kind to us – May the God above Bless and protect us all.through this special time. God’s Blessings to all.

  4. Thankful for so many things….It humbles me to think about it. Thankful for our military troops, all of those who serve our wonderful country, thankful my Grandmother who is 83 & still going strong – Today is her birthday! Thankful for family…..the list goes on & on.

  5. I am thankful for my three rescue cats who have a loving home. Likewise, I am grateful every day when I see a special outdoor feral cat that I feed and offer special shelter every day.I would be so grateful if I likewise could win the PCH prize on Nov. 30th so I might have the financial help to take care of so many of God’s creatures that need food, shelter and medical care. I am so thankful when I can make a difference in the lives of these felines…..especially the Lord’s homeless creatures that need so much compassion and care.

  6. I am so thankful for my kids: now adults: Each one with their own personality&determination I must have done somethin right because they all have tender hearts and have faith in God! I am thankful for my wonderful husband who has given me a new outlook and is patient with me! Thankful for every breath!

    The food we eat
    The roof over our heads
    my blessings to evreyone ;))))