What Are You Thankful For?

Share what you’re thankful for this holiday season with Patch readers.

Although gratitude should not be contained to Thanksgiving alone, it's a holiday that reminds us to be thankful for what we have.

So you tell us: What are you thankful for this holiday season?

Your family? Your friends? The community you live in? Share your story of gratitude with our readers in the comment section below.

I’ll go first.

Family is always at the top of my list. My husband Jerry, who as a fellow journalist understands my crazy hours, gets the Gold Medal for being a loving, supportive partner in life. My sons, Jason and Daniel, always impress me by just being themselves. They are great people whose love has made my life richer.

My parents, Lloyd and Mary Cusic, gave me a foundation of unconditional love, which is what makes me the person I am today. They live in my heart and I always strive to follow their example of being "good people" in the fullest sense of those words. The life lessons they taught me are priceless.

I am also grateful for the Pine-Richland community. It is a beautiful place in which to live and I have had the pleasure of meeting many of the wonderful residents through my work as the editor for Pine-Richland Patch.

Beautiful place. Good people. It doesn't get much better than that.

I am grateful that so many people who live here are dedicated to making this a great place and keeping it that way. It is impressive to see the passion they have for their community.

I am especially grateful for our readers—you inspire me to do the very best I can to bring you news and information about Pine-Richland. 

And I am grateful for the wonderful Patch editors with whom I work–they are an extremely dedicated, hard-working bunch. Many of my feelings about what I am thankful for are echoed by fellow Patch Editor Jessica Sinichak.

Here are her words about being thankful:

I’m thankful for you, our readers. We appreciate that you read this site and that you care enough to comment on it (that includes you political commenters). Without you, there wouldn’t be a Patch, so thank you!

Thank you also to all the volunteers in our community, including the Cranberry Township Volunteer Fire Company and other area firefighters. I hope NOT to see you guys on Thanksgiving for any oven fires.

As always, I’m thankful for my family. 2012 was a rough one for us, we lost my pap—a WWII veteran, a mean poker player and a terrific husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. I’m thankful we had him in our lives.

What about you? Submit your stories in the comment section below.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Ralph Meyer November 22, 2012 at 03:23 PM
I'm thankful we still have a good Democratic administration in Washington and that those who kept claiming more tax breaks for the obscenely rich would benefit the country (the 'trickle down theory of economics' as the Great Harry S. Truman called the republican policy then) lost. Let's hope they're completely kicked out next election so this country can get back on track with the rich paying the fair share they should of their redistribution of working people's and consumers' wealth to themselves that should be taken back and given to those that have been impoverished by them.
James Dale Barrington November 22, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Patch adds a little sunshine to my life everyday. You entice us with morsels of interest stories that we cannot resist so we take the bait, and off we go to pounding our flesh to computer keys insisting that our insights make the most sense. We feed off of each other and everyone is happier for it. I am thankful for that. Diversity really is our path for succeeding within a pluralistic culture - as much as we would rather have our own way. To encourage a full flavored meal as you guys do at Patch is to do the community you live in a great service. I wish all of you good citizens at Patch a bountiful day of activity and peace - even if it doesn't go together sometimes. Live - laugh - love all day long; at least for today... Cindy, you were on watch when I came on board the community comment format with everyone participating in much ado about everything and nothing at the same time. It has been fun. I have always been impressed with your management skills and articles written. Your sons are lucky to have two journalists in the same house, believe me. Jessica, I know the feeling of missing someone as 'Pap' in your life. I miss my best friend and sweetheart like a dark clear night misses the moon. I am grateful for the memories. -- Keep the trucks rolling with the morning news and I will keep some green tea ready for a good read...


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