Give Thanks on Thanksgiving: Tell Us What You Are Thankful For in 2012

We invite you to let us know what you are most grateful for in your lives and read what we are most thankful for this year.

Happy Thanksgiving San Diego County!

At Patch, we are most thankful for you, our readers, and we'd like to invite you to let us know what you are most grateful for in your lives. So before the feast is eaten and snacked on a second time, take a moment to reflect. In the meantime, here are some more thanks from around the Patch table.

"I'm thankful for the opportunity to work with a great team of editors at Patch as we re-invent local news coverage in the United States." —Senior Regional Editor Chris Jennewein

"I'm thankful for continued good health, happiness, a great career, the ability to live by the beach, and for being able to surround myself with family, friends, and my dog on a daily basis." —Editor Deanne Goodman

"I'm thankful for a loving family and good health. And S'mores ice cream sandwiches from Trader Joes. Well, 'relatively' good health." —Editor Eric Yates

"I'm thankful for Tim Armstrong for starting Patch, which prolonged my journalism career, and Chris Jennewein (Patch senior regional editor) for contacting me about a Patch job three days after I was laid off at the Union-Tribune.  (And as always, I'm thankful for my wife and son who support me in the decathlon of journalism.) —Associate Regional Editor Ken Stone

"In the recent wake of Hurricane Sandy, I'm ever-so-grateful that my family in New Jersey, though wet, tired and weary, is safe. Positive thoughts and prayers are still being sent to all of those affected by the storm. And while it's always nice to take time to stop and be thankful for family, this year, more than ever, I'm so thankful for mine. Especially the new brother I've gained. (Congrats, again, Stacy and Josh!). I've been reminded again this year that life is short, love is sweet and there's nothing a glass of wine can't fix. Happy Thanksgiving!" —Editor Melissa Phy

"I am thankful for the most amazing friends and family. This year has been full of great experiences and opportunities. I can't believe how fast this year has gone by. I'm looking forward to some home cooking today and some beach time." —Editor Michelle Mowad

"Family, community, good health and friends. I'm also thankful to live in a country where free speech is championed and people can voice their opinions." –Editor Khari Johnson

What are you thankful for? Let us know in the comment section below. 

alexa November 22, 2012 at 03:03 PM
I am grateful for many things this Thanksgiving, but mostly that Mitt Romney did not win.
Things I Learned November 22, 2012 at 05:04 PM
I am grateful that you are paying for my health care.
Nancy Canfield November 22, 2012 at 05:05 PM
If I had to make a list of all the things I'm grateful for, it would crash everyones computer. So let me say what I give thanks for every day: My greatest blessing is my ability to recognize and appreciate all my blessings. I wish the same for all of you.
Tim O'Neal November 22, 2012 at 05:26 PM
I'm thankful that I get to live in the greatest city in the world, Imperial Beach. And I'm thankful that there is a site like Patch for local news, events, etc. (and the occasional rant). Thanks Khari and staff.
George Stragalas November 22, 2012 at 05:46 PM
I am grateful that our wise electorate chose to move FOWARD !
Jane Tanaka MD November 22, 2012 at 05:58 PM
I am grateful that my husband survived a motor vehicle crash a few months ago, and that he is so adaptive, resilient and caring . I am thankful that my father who is in his 80's is still in good health and is sharp as many teenagers. I am also thankful to my patients from down the hill who are willing to drive many miles to Ramona, and my patients from Ramona who are not giving up even though times are very tough right now vocationally and financially. I am grateful for all of the vehement debates on Ramona Patch for the Freedom of Speech it represents.I am thankful to be living in a small town where my patients generously bestow my family with fresh eggs , home grown squash and banana bread. I am grateful for being taught as a child that from seemingly unfortunate events can result in good fortune, and it takes faith, hope , and patience to see what karma will bring.
Things I Learned November 22, 2012 at 06:01 PM
FOWARD! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GOwfCSiuGg&feature=player_embedded
John Galt November 23, 2012 at 03:30 AM
Many things. Family, health, and country to name a few. A thank you to the Patch for the forum. (I am also thankful for Libi, Jon, Ed, and others who make it a lively debate.)
Michelle Mowad (Editor) November 23, 2012 at 06:01 PM
This went political really quickly!
Ed Sorrels November 23, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Thank you John, I hope your day was a good as mine ! I thought I would just include my family prayer which say's about all I have to say about thanksgiving. Well Lord here we are again, But before we start on this beautiful table I would like to say a few word's about the many thing's I am so thankful for, I am thankful right now to be surrounded by those whose lives touch me more than they will possiably know We Thank you for this food when there so many that have so much less. We Thank you for this place we are in protecting us from the weather when there so many that are out in the cold this day. We Thank you for our health, For a couple of us not the best but so much better than a lot of folk's that it is important that you know we are so very thankful, and a very special prayer for Joe's Mom as she confront's her health problems I Thank you so very much for being beside my daughter when she needed you in that accident, You wrapped your arm's around her and she was saved from what could have been so very bad And please watch over the rest of our family as we go thru the coming year, Larry and Rene during their travels, and my wonderful wife Jeanne who takes such good care of me. . And a very special prayer for those of our children that have chosen to serve their country in far away land's, Spread your arm's over them as they go in harm's way and help them to return whole to their family's when their duty is complete.
Ed Sorrels November 23, 2012 at 08:12 PM
?? What Poliotical ?? Michelle ??
sharon November 23, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Anyone who knows my family knows how grateful I am, Jeff Uran, Jennifer Jenkin, Jason Lane, Patty Middleton, and our empty chair..Ellie Whitcomb. Plus my kids in NYC, my brothers in Hong Kong and our wonderful Ramona community....
Ron Selkovitch November 24, 2012 at 02:59 AM
I am so grateful that we are entering an era where no one will be deprived of good medical care. No one should be forced into bankruptcy because of illness,and all people of humanity will be only too happy to share their resources in this endeavor. Thanksgiving for Obama Care
Jane Tanaka MD November 24, 2012 at 05:34 AM
We miss Ellie.
John Galt November 24, 2012 at 05:54 AM
Very nice.


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