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Giving Thanks, No Matter What

Giving Thanks, No Matter What

If you've lost your job recently, avoid the temptation of filling your Thanksgiving cornucopia with resentment and regret. Try a little humble pie instead.

For many Americans, this could be one of the toughest holiday weekends in recent memory. It's not just the big dogs in the news that are making tough staffing decisions. Everyone from blogging website Technorati, which is laying off 12% of its staff, to the City of Phoenix, which may be forced to cut up to 1,000 jobs, is feeling the pinch. If you're one of the thousands who has lost a job recently, when it comes your turn to tell the rest of the diners around your table what you're thankful for, you might be a little bit more reluctant than usual. Here are some things we can all be thankful for this year:

  • Our Troops: Whether you agree with the war or not, the hard-working men and women of our armed forces risk their lives on a daily basis in order to keep us safe...and they don't even get to celebrate the holidays with loved ones.
  • New Beginnings: No matter what your political affiliation, this January will be the start of a new administration and a chance for all of us to help our nation get back on its feet.
  • Warm and Fuzzy Television Programming: Any day is made better when Charlie Brown and Snoopy are on basic cable, and the Thanksgiving Day Parade is live on network TV. This weekend will be jam packed with classics like "Home Alone," "The Santa Clause," and "The Incredibles." OK, we know that last one isn't a classic, but Pixar! Who can't be happy with that?


Tell us what you'll be thankful for this year.

Posted: 11/26/08

Yes, this year I was thankful to be surrounded by great friends and such wonderful mounds of food and flowing beverages. As difficult as it is in our economy right now, I am still so thankful for all the luxuries we have that we often take for granted, such as the mass amounts of turkey, sweet potato casserole and mimosas.


Being surrounded by family, having good health for once, having jobs and just being alive!

  • By aliciak
  • on 11/27/08 10:23 AM EST