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What are you thankful for?

-- Kymm Zuckert (, November 24, 2000


I am thankful for, in random order:

The continuing good health of myself, my family, and my close friends. The presence of family and close friends in my life who care about me and for whom I care; I may not have a life partner, but I'm not alone. The successful, but not stress-free, first year of my job back in the arts. Freedom from debt.


-- Robert (, November 24, 2000.

The first thing I am thankful for is that I get to share my life with my beautiful four year old daughter. I am thankful for my family and friends, however quirky they may be. I am thankful to be living in a place and time where being myself is considered an asset and I don't fear being burned at the stake, branded a commie, or run out of town. I'm thankful for a lot of little things too like take out Chinese, non stick pans, NPR, music, rain, really old trees, the occasional respite, finally being able to buy my own toys, having a job, nice people, and a good night's sleep, to name a few.

-- Travis English (, November 24, 2000.

I am thankful for: *The fact that my sisters death was not lost to complete negativity. She donated her organs, tissues, bones and eyes. As of today... her death has helped 60 people. SIXTY.

*I am thankful for the fact that her heart continues to beat in the chest of a man who has four small children... That is seven more months those kids have had with their dad. *That her liver is in the Dominican Republic helping a man with children. *That her skin has helped 11 burn victims. *That her eyes have given sight back to 2 people and helped maintain the sight that 18 others have. *I am thankful that her pancreas has helped 7 diabetics. *That her lungs have given time to 2 others to be with their families. *That her kidneys have helped a woman down in South Florida contiue to work in her church with a life free of dialysis. And another man in Maryland live free of dialysis. *That her intestines helped 2 children. *That her larynx gave hope to a cancer victim. *I am thankful that her bones have offered help and strength back to several people who have need them. *That her spinal fluid was able to help several people who have had spinal injuries.

The list goes on...Not only have the people who recieved these gifts been touched by her, but their husbands or wives, kids, families, co-workers and friends have ALL been touched.

I am also thankful that I had thirty five years with my sister. I hope that I will have at least that long with my her son and my own children.

Kymm, please pass the word along to your readers what a great gift it is to donate your organs, tissues, bones and eyes.

The peace my sister gave us after her death last April through organ donation is wonderful.

-- Tracey (, November 24, 2000.

I'm grateful for the things most people are thankful for--family, friends, a roof over my head and good things to eat.

And I'm thankful that my first three months of freelancing have been successful.

-- Catherine (, November 30, 2000.

Lets c..what am i thankful for?this is probably one of the most difficult questions i have answered in a long time lemme exercise my brain a li'l.... i m thankful to ME....because i believe it is the self that is above everything else which can help u most at any time....i m an atheist,so i dont believe that god helps u in any of the successes/failures or endeavours (infact,this belief has also done me a lot of gud til date!)....and people;i believe all that all a person (be it ur family or close friend or any stranger for tht matter) can do is tell u what he/she thinks he'd have done if facing a similar is what he thinks is the best for u...not necessary that it for u n only u to decide whats right n also in ur best interests....people come in ur life n tell u a lot of things...what u become thankful to them for having said is what u've believed in urself n just got an 'approval' from someone else then becomes ur belief.... y,dont u all think so?

-- shalini (, December 24, 2003.

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