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What Should People Be More Thankful for?

Sure we’re all thankful for our family and friends, but what else should people more show gratitude for?

When asked what we’re thankful for, the first thing that often pops in our minds is: family and friends. And rightfully so.

They’re the ones—when not driving us crazy—who are our shoulders to cry on, our favorite comedians, our confidantes, and our best friends.

But what about all those other things that most people take for granted?

As a journalist, I am incredibly grateful for Freedom of Speech so I can express my opinions without fearing repercussions from our government, as people in many other countries around the world still do.

I am thankful for the Freedom of Information Act, which allows me to request information from public entities to increase transparency in these agencies.

The bevy of holiday feasts filled with turkey, stuffing and all the fixings this past week remind me that I am so blessed to have a full (very full) belly every day.

And lastly, I am thankful for a wonderful San Francisco 49ers 32-7 victory last Monday, after I was nervous about Colin Kaepernick starting due to Alex Smith’s injury.

As I publish this post four days after Thanksgiving, I hope to continue reminding myself—and others—to stay thankful for the environment, the wonderful Peninsula weather, free education, whatever you'd like. Just be thankful. 

So tell us in the comments: what should everyone remember to be thankful for? 

Chris Kiely November 27, 2012 at 06:46 AM
Sharon:Why do you think it is snide? If it is okay to give thanks for the 1st Amendment & the FOIA, why isn't it okay to give thanks for the 22nd Amendment? I'm an FDR fan, but from a civics point of view, getting elected President 4 times is a bad idea in my book.
Sharon Levin November 27, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Because it's a slam on Obama. Stacie wasn't slamming anyone, just happy about her rights.
Harry E. Smith November 28, 2012 at 01:27 AM
I guess freedom of speech means some one can tell you how you feel and what you mean when you exercise your right---or at least that's the way it is on Patch!
Sharon Levin November 28, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Okay, I completely apologize if he was not referring to Obama
Rick Eymer November 28, 2012 at 04:20 AM
Actually Harry, that is freedom of speech (and religion). You, however, also have the right to express yourself in any civil manner you wish. I know I have misinterpreted things written, especially in the comments section. Let's face it, your comment is self-fulling, or did you mean to suggest something other than telling us what not to think or feel?

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