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!