Thanksgiving is a time for reflection. One of the holiday’s most enduring traditions — in a typical year, anyway — is to ask those gathered around the table what they are most thankful for.
This year is different, of course. Many of us have planned scaled-down festivities that may or may not include turkey and Zoom.
So we posed the question virtually, asking 50 people in a PickFu poll what they are most thankful for this year. Perhaps not surprisingly, being healthy was top of mind for most.
Read on for their responses, and post your answer in the comments below!
I am thankful for my health, grateful to have strong immunity and have unlimited energy to spend time with family and friends. — Female, age 25-34
I am thankful that no one I cared about died from Covid. — Male, age 25-34
I have had to work as an essential worker throughout most of the pandemic. I am thankful that I haven’t gotten sick. — Female, age 35-34
I am most thankful that members of my family so far have survived the COVID-19 pandemic. — Male, age 35-44
I’m thankful I have my health and haven’t contracted COVID-19. I’m thankful my friends keep in touch, even though we’re isolated and can’t get together. I’m thankful I was offered an early retirement package that will keep me going for quite some time. — Male, age 55-64
This year, I am most thankful for just having a job. It wasn’t a job I liked at the start of the year, but now I am just thankful given all that is going on with the world right now. — Female, age 18-24
I am most thankful to be able to work from home and not lose my job during a pandemic. — Male, age 25-34
I have been able to earn a decent income online due to the Covid issues. I have also learned other ways to earn money and am even a game tester now. Pretty much thankful I can now travel anywhere and still have an income. — Male, age 35-44
I am most thankful for the extra time that I get to spend with my family. I have two small children that I get to spend lots of time with and I cherish these moments. — Male, age 25-34
I’m thankful for my two baby nieces. They are the light of my life, especially the older one, since I’m her godmother. I am so lucky to get to watch them grow up and they are the cutest, sweetest humans I know. — Female, age 25-34
Whew…that’s a tough one. I guess I am thankful that my family and I have managed, thus far, to stay healthy (knock on wood). I am also thankful that my husband and I grew closer and stronger in our marriage through the pandemic. — Female, age 35-44
I am thankful my family is healthy and safe. It has been a rough year, but we are together and alive. — Female, age 45-54
Positive personal changes
I am most thankful that I overcame a lot of my negative habits this year from drinking to drug use. I’m thankful that I was able to put the negative me in the past. — Male, age 25-34
I’m most thankful that I just bought a beautiful house, and now I can do whatever I want with it and not worry about stupid apartment rules. I also have a lot more closet space instead of having to pile all of my clothes in one spot. Our mortgage rate is insanely low as well. — Female, age 25-34
I am thankful for being able to move out this year. I found the perfect apartment and am loving every second of being independent. — Male, age 18-24