Volume 79, Number 26 | December 2 - 8 2009
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Editorial

Giving thanks

Many of us do not think enough about how much there is to be thankful for. So, right before Thanksgiving last week, we asked the people who work here at Community Media to tell us some of the things they are grateful for. Here are their responses:

I’m happy my honey bunny is still with me and for many more years to come!!!!

Personally, I am thankful for my family and friends, they are for real. Also, I am thankful for the job I have, to have a boss that believes in your abilities. Now that’s saying something!

As a Minnesota Vikings fan, I never imagined I would utter the following words: This year, I am thankful for Brett Favre.
I am extremely thankful that God gave me my mom back. She is all I have left.

I’m thankful for having a healthy newborn niece and nephew.

I’m thankful for good health, an incredible wife, good friends and spending this Thanksgiving with my family on the beach in sunny Florida!!

I’m thankful that I am an American.

I am thankful for: my job, my health and the fact that this year New York City finally started to feel like home.

I am thankful for the baby that my wife and I are expecting in six weeks or so! Someone to love and who loves me, and yes, health, family, friends and liberty. It’s also nice to have selected a car seat, stroller and to have pretty much decided on names for him or her. (We’ll have what we’ll need to leave the hospital.)

I’m thankful for my energetic, happy lifestyle!

I’m grateful for loving friends and family, and a relatively healthy mind and body with which to enjoy them. Losing many friends during the death-sentence years of AIDS, I feel privileged to carry on the fight for equality in their honor.

My family is in good health. For the most part, in the United States life is still good. We live in a more peaceful country and at a higher level than most countries in the world.

I’m thankful for all the superheroes in my life: my family, friends and colleagues.

In this economy, I am thankful to have a job that I love, where I feel that what I do matters. I’m happy that we cover a truly unique part of the world that has such dynamic, inspiring and savvy people and such interesting issues.

I am thankful to live in a time during which the world seems to be reinventing itself and evolving so quickly. I am thankful to work where that kind of change is a source of measured excitement and not a cause for alarm and fear: While other journalistic enterprises are so challenged or were shuttered in 2009, we have so much about which we can be thankful. On a personal front, I am also thankful that I have such a supportive and loving family.

Nature (water, greenery, fresh air...), health, family, friends and the United States of America.

I’m thankful for opportunity, for risk, for love, for safety, for being.

And we’re also thankful to you, our readers, as well as to our advertisers, who give us the reason, the inspiration and the ability to publish community newspapers.

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