Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tea Rose Home Thanksgiving Giveaway



This is the 3rd Thanksgiving giveaway at Tea Rose Home. Because of the many things that have happened in September and October time flew by so quickly and I didn't plan the giveaway very well. Usually I would start the giveaway a week early and announce the winner on Thanksgiving day, but this year, I am going to start the giveaway the day before Thanksgiving and run it till Tuesday the 29th and announce the winner on Wednesday the 30th.

All I ask is for you to enter is just leave a comment about what you are grateful for, that is all. :) It is always nice to think of good things in our lives.
Let me start...

This year started out ok for me, then, in March, a horrible earthquake happened in Japan.

As most of you know my family is in the area that was largely affected. For the first 48 hours, I didn't know if my sister's family was alive. Thankfully they are OK, but I will never forget that 48 hours... how I felt and what went through my mind. When I heard my sister's voice on the other end of the phone, I felt like I was finally able to breathe.

It is so easy for me to forget how blessed I am, but I am really grateful for my family this Thanksgiving. I learned that getting up in the morning, going through the daily routine (some of which is not fun stuff), eating meals together, and living under the same roof with the people I love may seem ordinary but it is actually an extraordinary thing. It is such a precious blessing. I hope I will always remember that and cherish the time with my family.

I am also thankful for the goodness in people. After the earthquake, so many people came forward and acted to help people. I know things like that happens more often than I realize, but since it was so close to my heart, I was more aware. Thank you everyone who showed your kindness towards the people who were in need. Thank you for being such an inspiration and example to me.

Lastly, I am thankful that I was able to keep up this small place called "Tea Rose Home". Because of you, yes, you my dear friends I was able to keep going. Also, through blogging I have met so many wonderful people. So, I am doing this again... The Tea Rose Home Thanksgiving giveaway!! Do you wanna know what I am giving away this year?

A Mug: Do you remember when I talked about my motto that I was going to try to live by this year in, last January? I found this mug at TJ Maxx the other day and I had to have it! I have the same mug in a different color, and I want you to have the aqua blue one.


A small (they are about 10"x 12") fabric bundle from my stash;


Handmade pincushion;


As I was making this, I thought "why not reversible?"


Do you like the yummy colors?


Speaking of yummy colors, I also want you to have chocolate covered pretzel sticks for when you are taking a break with your new mug.


That's it. :) I know most of you are busy getting ready for Thanksgiving or traveling to see your loved ones, but I would love to read your "thankful notes". Here is one of my favorite quotes about Thanksgiving;

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~Melody Beattie"

Well said, don't you think?

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

176 comments:

  1. I am so thankful for my family. My extended family just arrived and they are spending the holiday with us :)

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  2. I am so thankful for my family and for my friends this year. I am so blessed!

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  3. I'm thankful for my family's health and new friends :)

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  4. Oh I LOVE being reminded of all the wonderful things I am thankful for. This year, I am most thankful for a healthy, happy, fantastic 14 month old son and a husband who works so hard to allow me to be a stay at home mom. I feel truly blessed! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

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  5. I am thankful for my family and friends, and for wonderful bloggy friends!

    My son LOVES Pocky! He also likes Pandas in choc. and vanilla, Yan Yan and Pucca.

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  6. I am thankful for my husband's job! He was on the chopping block last spring but God was good and he still has a job :) mamalusco at ortelco dot net

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  7. Thanksgiving day marks 37 weeks in my pregnancy with my son. After a miscarriage a year ago at this time, I am thankful that tomorrow marks the day that my son is officially "ready" to be born healthy and safe!

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  8. I'm so grateful for my family!

    I love the mug! It's the perfect color and I love the saying!

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  9. I'm thankful I live in beautiful New England.

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  10. I'm so thankful for my family. My friend from highschool lost her little boy today from a tragic accident and I just can't keep from squeezing my kids knowing that our time on earth is short and that we should cherish every moment.

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  11. I feel very fortunate as well. A comfortable home, enough food, access to health care, and a loving family. I have been so supported by my parents and my husband this year and I am truly grateful.

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  12. I am thankful for my home, my job, my mom, dad, sister, and Grandpa Jack. Im thankful for my church and sunday school students.

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  13. I am so thankful for the birth of our second child a beautiful baby girl! Who decided to come into the world breech and in the hospital instead of the home birth we had planned, but we are so thankful that all went well and we have a healthy and beautiful baby girl!

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  14. I am thankful for sunshine, for my husband, for music, and my family!

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  15. I am thankful for my family and friends! And thankful for technology which lets me be near them, even though I am far And my job.
    God! once we start thinking there are so many things to be thankful about.
    Those colors are gorgeous really!

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  16. My family went through some crazy legal stuff in the past year. I am thankful that it is over and that our relationship only strengthened. I am thankful that my daughter likes her new school and thrives in there. And I am thankful that even though I have hand pain from rsi, I could go to the doctor and get help and maybe tomorrow I will manage even to pitch in with cooking the thanksgiving meal.

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  17. How sweet of you Sachiko! Thanks for all your inspiring posts!! I am grateful for my husband. We went through a rough patch a couple of years ago, and have since made a stronger effort each and everyday to fall in love and be closer than ever. He's my world.

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  18. I am thankful that even when I feel that everything is going wrong, the Lord finds a way to turn things around into wonderful things I didn't even know to ask for. I am thankful that sometimes the answers to my prayers are "I have something better in mind...".

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  19. im thankful for my job, in this economy - my supportive family and friends.. and also this fabulous blogging community that has welcomed me with open arms!

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  20. Babies and sewing and sunshine :-)

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  21. I am most profoundly thankfully for my loving husband. He is beyond my wildest dreams of a perfect partner. If I had made a checklist of qualities my future husband had to have, I couldn't have ever come up with who I married. This man broke the mold when he was born. I am so lucky and so blessed.

    I am also profoundly thankful for the healthiness and well-being of our 3 daughters. With *so* many health issues that could have happened to them, none have. The medical doctors virtually do not see us except check-up time. This is a blessing beyond any expectation.

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  22. I'm thankful for a wonderful husband and a healthy baby boy..
    Hueisei(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. I moved to a beautiful little town with my boyfriend this year and I'm so grateful for our amazing new life together.

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  24. I'm thankful for so many things, but I'll try to keep this short. I'm thankful for my family and my friends and my amazing boyfriend. I'm really thankful that I can walk now, when at this time last year, I couldn't.

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  25. This year, epecially, I am thankful for the health and wholeness of my family. Thank you for the generous giveaway! I really enjoy reading your blog. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!

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  26. I am so thankful for the fact that I have a gorgeous daughter after surviving breast cancer. I cherish every day that I have with her. I'm also thankful for the rest of my wonderful family, my husband, mother, sister, aunt and all of my in-laws.

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  27. I am thankful for my husband's continuing recovery from surgery for cancer and the love and support of my wonderful family

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  28. I appreciate my family, to be able to get up every morning and know that I will have another day, with many good things and other ralvez not, but the pleasure of being alive ...
    crissnagawa@gmail.com

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  29. I am Thankful for a Happy, Healthy Family that enjoys spending time with each other.

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  30. I am so thankful for my children's safe travels. Also, a huge thankful for my husband who has been my biggest support this year!

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  31. I'm thankful for my family and close friends. We had quite a few funerals of some close family members and a friends' baby. (sorry to be morbid) I've found myself much more appreciative of the wonderful people in my life.

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  32. i am thankful for my wonderful family who is taking care of me after getting my wisdom teeth out yesterday

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  33. I am so thankful for my first thanksgiving with my husband!
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  34. i'm thankful for my family and friends, but especially my pet calico, roxy. i don't know what i'd do without her; she has gotten me through the hardest months of my life and in december she's flying with me for the first time when we move to nevada! :) and i'm thankful for the people who helped me along through university—financially AND emotionally!!—because without them, i wouldn't be graduating this semester.

    this is such a sweet post, and the pincushion is adorable! happy thanksgiving :)

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  35. I am thankful for a husband who works very hard so that I can live my dream of being home with our baby and start my own sewing/quilting business.

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  36. I am very grateful for the children I teach everyday, and for my partner and the two crazy kittens we have just adopted.

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  37. What a sweet post! I am thankful for my wonderful husband, our children and their families, out little dog, Margret Mary, and the wonderful home we live in Florida! Happy Thanksgiving.

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  38. I'm thankful for my children - two who already are with me and this one who will come in two weeks :D

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  39. I'm so grateful that, despite being quite unwell, and in constant pain, I know that my symptoms could be so much worse.

    I'm also grateful for my fabulous boyfriend, family and friends, who never give up on making me smile, no matter how bad I'm feeling.

    I'm very lucky all things considered!

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  40. I am thankful for my family. Especially my amazing daughter who had such a rough start in life. She amazes me everyday with her strength and determination as she faces many challenges. She is my hero and teaches me what really matters in life! I am blessed.

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  41. I'm thankful that I have a wonderful husband that let me sleep in a little bit after I was up late with the baby.

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  42. I'm thankful for family, friends, and health! (Cliche answer I know, but it is so true!)

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  43. I am thankful for the Lord's constant goodness in my life. Praise Him from whom all blessings flow!!

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  44. Thankful for family and friends. I love Pocky!! I remember years ago we were going thru a typhoon in Japan and our neighbor came over and gave my kids a box of Pocky so that they wouldn't be scared during the typhoon. So thoughtful! We were scared..it was our first one..

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  45. I am thankful for so much...but I am going to say that I am thankful for my two wonderful daughters today, they are such a blessing and bring so much to my life.

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  46. So thankful for my wonderful family!

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  47. I am thankful that as of this week for the first time in 2 years my husband and I are both employed. I am thankful that I have friends that have been there for me during the really awful parts of this year. I am thankful for my husband who is there for me every day, good times and bad.

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  48. What a sweet giveaway. With all that is going on in the world, both manmade and natural, I am glad that my family has found a place in life where we are comfortable and safe. God willing and with hard work, we'll be able to continue on our journey.

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  49. I am thankful for all the good people in my life, especially my children!

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  50. I am thankful for my Savior, my family, for health, for this country and the freedom we all enjoy every day.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

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  51. I am thankful this year for a sweet bundle of joy that is about to join our lives in a matter of days. Also, last night after some of our pre-Thanksgiving festivities, we drove by a house where the police appeared to be settling a marital dispute. I am so thankful for a healthy, happy marriage and a wonderful environment to raise our sweet one in.

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  52. I am thankful from my family and friends.
    insidethefireafi@gmail.com

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  53. im thankful for being happy :) raineoc@yahoo.com

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  54. I'm so thankful for my family and my two wonderful daugthers.
    Stefy

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  55. I am thankful for my wonderful husband, my daughter and my son. I am also thankful for my family. My Mom passed away a year ago and we had her memorial service the weekend of thanksgiving. I am so thankful that she was my Mom. She taught me so many things..sewing, baking, and just plain life skills that I now use to be able to make my family some money.
    Happy Giving Thanks Day!

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  56. I knew the author's name of your quote sounded familiar. She's the author of the Co-Dependent book my counselor recommended. Right now, I'm thankful for going to her site for more good reading and thoughts to ponder.

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  57. I am most thankful for family and health - without these I would be nothing!

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  58. I am thankful for Jesus, my Saviour and Lord who constantly loves me and provides for me, and for my sweet husband and two loving children. The rest of the list would be too long for a post because I could count my blessings all day long!

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  59. i am so thankful that my son just returned from iraq. we won't have him for thanksgiving, but all the soldiers from fort bragg who have been in iraq are going to get an extended leave startng right after thanksgiving until january 2nd. we will have him for Christmas. i couldn't be more grateful. he's had a tough time.

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  60. Today I'm most grateful for life. i'm grateful for my family and for the fact that the sun is shining and it's shaping up to be a beautiful day! thanks for the cute giveaway!

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  61. What a lovely giveaway! I'm hosting my first one right now (you should enter!). I'm so thankful for my faith. Even when it is weak, it is the biggest blessing in my life.

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  62. I am thankful for a husband that puts up with my pregnancy hormones, a daughter who is growing and changing everyday and a new baby on the way.
    Reggity at sbcglobal dot net

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  63. I am thankful for my family and friends. I'm also thankful for the love and good times I have had with the family and friends that are know longer with us.

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  64. Without a doubt I, too, am most grateful for good health, a loving family, wonderful friends, and all my new blogging friends. I am so blessed!

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  65. I am thankful for Jesus' death on the cross, and my family! Thanks.

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  66. I am so thankful for my family. This year has been so amazing.
    Love the beautiful colors!
    roberkann@gmail.com

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  67. Im grateful to God for saving me, and for giving me two little angels and my whole family.
    vanessamedinat@hotmail.com

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  68. I am thankful for a wonderful family. I am also thankful for a loving husband that is not able to be with us this year. He's serving overseas in the military this year. I'm grateful for his love and support for us, and his willingness to follow where the Lord guides us.

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  69. I'm thankful for my friends.
    They're there when I need an escape or a pick me up or a rant & I'll be right back there for them too.
    Friends truely are family we choose ourselves.

    Charlieh

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  70. I am grateful for my husband who is working hard in grad school to provide a better future for us later.

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  71. I feel truly grateful for my husband and little ones that surround me. With this and with hard experiences & heartbreaks, I am grateful for the tender mercies from above and the knowledge that there is an amazing vision for us when we look up from that which would keep us down.

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  72. I am thankful for answered prayers regarding the health of family members. God is SO good!

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  73. I am thankful for my wonderful family and the modern medicine that is helping them stay with us longer.

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  74. I had a liver transplant 3 years ago and each day I am thankful to just be alive. I am also thankful for my family and having a great husband. I am blessed!~

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  75. I'm grateful for so many things this year! The best at this moment is baking pies with my husband for our first thanksgiving as a married couple. :)

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  76. I am most thankful this year for the miracle God has done in my family. After 20 years of non-communication and much prayer on my part, my parents have reached out and sought reconcilliation with me. The Lord has done mighty things in all of our hearts to bring us to this place and I am so thankful, and truly blessed, that He has brought our family back together again!

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  77. I'm really grateful for for my husband and my baby girl today. We're far from family, but as long as I have them life is good. Thanks for the great giveaway. And Happy Thanksgiving.

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  78. What am I thankful for? Well, I'm thankful that we actually have a day where we choose to focus on what we are thankful for! As for me, I'm thankful for the life and family that I have been blessed with.

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  79. I am thankful for living in a safe, beautiful place close to family and friends.

    Ashley
    aachtell@gmail.com

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  80. Happy Thanksgiving, Sachiko!
    Your giveaway looks so very wonderful - thank you so much for putting this together for some lucky winner!
    Thank you also for your beautiful words of gratitude - you are always such an inspiration to me.
    This year I am especially grateful for a good report from the doctor for my father - we were worried about a potential problem that turned out to be none. God has been so very good.

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  81. While Canadian Thanksgiving is over, today I am grateful that my husband and I are able to continue to support each other while we try to address our son's constant struggles at school. We got some distressing news this morning and I am also grateful to be able to call my mother tonight and talk to her.

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  82. I'm thankful for my family, their health and the wonderful virtual and local sewing buddies I've met this year.
    Happy thanksgiving.
    velogiantatnetscapedotnet

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  83. OH,Sachiko, you are such a sweet gal.
    I attempt each day to appreciate my life as it is 'today'.
    Well, situations DO CHANGE, I make the best of my life knowing that all it takes is a blink of an eyelash to change things forever.
    I'm thankful for my life with Hubby and our children and my brothers.
    AND my Friends. So many friendships from via blogging. I am truly blessed.

    So are so generous with your giveaway, you know, of course, one can never, EVER have too many pincushions.

    Happiness to you and yours,
    hugs,
    Gerry

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  84. What a wonderful quote. I'm thankful for this holiday - I lived in the US for 5 years and this is my first year back in Japan. I really miss Thanksgiving - it's such a special holiday focused on nothing commercial, just family and friends and good food. I'm thankful for the reminder of the many things I have to be thankful for!

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  85. Today and everyday, I am thankful to be cancer free. I'm so very thankful for my kids and grandkids, and that they live close to us.
    We are so thankful that our oldest grandson survived a terrible wreck in Sept. even though he still can't walk. He is alive, and he will heal! We had a very nice day, and we thank God everyday for our many blessings and bringing our family through so much this past year.

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  86. I am grateful for my happy and healthy family. emmillee(AT)Gmail(dot)com

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  87. I am grateful for the gift of time and for all of our needs provided for by a loving God. Blessings to you and your family!

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  88. I am so thankful for my family and the love and support we give each other. Such sweet goodies and thank you for sharing your life on this blog and for your giveaways!

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  89. I am thankful for my family. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  90. How thoughtful of you to host a giveaway today! I am thankful for the wonderful day I just spent with my family, especially my brother who just moved back to PA from FL. It's the first thanksgiving I've spent with him since he moved away 18 years ago. I am thankful indeed!

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  91. I too am thankful for my family. My mother is 82 and has health issues and I have a grandson with a terminal disease, so every day I get to spend with them I am especially grateful for.

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  92. I am thankful for the health of our family and friends, and for the blessing of our baby due in April, and for the wonderful that we were able to eat today!

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  93. I am grateful for the heritage the Lord has blessed me with!

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  94. I have so many things to be thankful for, but one that I am thankful for every day is improved health that allows me to sew and sew and sew! It is something that I no longer take for granted...

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  95. I am especially thankful this Thanksgiving because my grandmother fell and broke her leg right before Halloween. She is fine and well on the way to recovery. I am also thankful that my two cousing survived a terrible car accident. They both had serious injuries - one severe facial fractures requiring plastic surgery and the other a lacerated liver. It happened Friday night, and through the power of prayer, they went home yesterday! God is good all the time!

    Sherri

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  96. This year I am thankful for time well spent.

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  97. What a lovely giveaway! I am so very thankful for a saving God, a loving husband, and my sweet wee ones. And also you and your creativity and sharing it all with us. Thank you!

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  98. I am thankful for all my family being so close to me, it is such a blessing!

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  99. I am thankful for my dear family and that turkey day fell on my birthday this year!

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  100. I am thankful for family and a job.

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  101. I am so very thankful for my family. I recently read a line in a book I loved. It said "Joy is not the natural reaction to blessings, joy comes when we acknowledge our blessings." I hope I can always have an attitude of gratitude, sure makes my life happier! Love your blog, what a fun giveaway!

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  102. I am grateful for everything, the good and difficult. I believe I am blessed by my challenges and those who I love. This year has brought many unforeseen moments of joy. Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughtful quote.

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  103. I am so grateful that I have been given another day here on earth with my family and friends, whom I love so much!

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  104. I am thankful for my daughter's happy smile. It helps me keep things in perspective sometimes and I needs that somedays.

    Kristiannasharma@yahoo.com

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  105. I am grateful for all the answered prayer I have experienced this year. I am grateful to experience the grace of God in my life, He makes life worthwhile and amazes me everyday with His creation.

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  106. I am thankful, most of all that i woke up this morning and can place my size 5 1/2 feet on the ground and continue here on this earth to be able to raise my son and blees others another day...so many times i try to look at the big stuff i am thankful for...but what would happen if it was all gone would i still be thankful...i have been hard press on everyside and have learn i am thankful for the very breath i breath and fo the life i was given.

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  107. I'm thankful I didn't have to cook a turkey yesterday. I'm thankful to have seen so much family.

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  108. I am thankful for time. Time to keep trying to make things better.

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  109. I´m always thankful for my family who love me and my messy sewing place :-D
    taraembendesigns(a)yahoo(dot)com

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  110. It sounds tired and cliche but I truly am so very thankful for my family. I have a fantastic bunch!

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  111. I am thankful for my husband and my dogs (two rescues)!

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  112. I am thankful for my family's health. It is the most precious thing.

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  113. I am thankful for you, and your story of survival and the thankfulness that has come from a terrible experience. I can still see the images and it really frightens me even now to think of what took place in Japan..I am thankful it was not worse and that good has happened in your heart ..and mine through hearing about your survival and positive attitude.

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  114. I'm thankful for my children. thanks:)

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  115. I'm thankful for my children. thanks:)

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  116. Thankful for my family, friends, job, internet friends, health.

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  117. I am thankful for my family and my friends (who I consider extended family) =)

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  118. I'm so grateful for all the lessons my Mom taught me, especially the unspoken ones. VermontPines@aol.com

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  119. I'm grateful for being in an awesome school district for our kids, especially our son with autism

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  120. I am grateful for my healthy and happy family. Plus I'm happy that I am almost finished with Graduate school!

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  121. I'm thankful for my family! They are such a blessing!

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  122. I'm thankful for my family and my faith. I'm also thankful that I am able to be in college right now and that I got into Brigham Young University (Provo) and will be moving there and starting in January.

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  123. I am thankful for friends (new and old) as I live in another state away from family and am blessed to have a job and live in a wonderful place!

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  124. I am thankful I can sit, eat and do normal stuff because for a period of my life, I found it hard to do so. Now I cherish such simple tasks even tho' I've recovered. It has made me into a better person.

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  125. I am thankful for infertility. I have struggled to have children. I have lost children also. It has given me a deeper love of my children that I know would not have had I not walk this path. I love my family.

    kristen

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  126. I am thankful that my brother is still with us! In July I received a call telling me he had been injured during a military mission in Iraq. It was a very tense two weeks as he was in and out of surgeries to remove shrapnel and a blood clot on his brain. But Thanksgiving he was home and is well!

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  127. Sounds like everyone is thankful. I am so blessed with family and friends, some are also family.
    Just found your site.
    Thanks

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  128. I am so thankful just to have this life....to live every day!
    I love my sweet little life.
    I am one lucky mama.

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  129. I'm thankful that my husband has completed his grad school! Hooray for having him around the house in the evening!

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  130. Dear,
    in my country (Serbia in Europe)we do not celebrate Thanksgiving Day, and this is opportunity to me to congratulate you holiday with the desire to have health and happiness in life! I will answer your question, what I want, what I am grateful for... And we have Christmas, two weeks later, we celebrate it! He is the greatest Orthodox holiday, that day I gave birth to a little more before age 10 and son! I am grateful to dear God that gave it to me and left in life, because the miracle he survived! Every morning when I awake, I thank him for that, every night before bed I thank him also, there is nothing greater and holier than that ... Much love your blog! I like the give away, but I guess it can not participate here ... : (Best regards and happy holiday! Raki

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  131. I am so grateful for my faith, my husband who is so diligent, my beautiful children and good health. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  132. I am thankful for A LOT of things, but most of all: I am *very* thankful for my family and friends!!! Happy Thanksgiving a couple days late... hope it was awesome!!! :)

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  133. I am thankful that no matter how hard times have been, or will get, God has always been faithful to provide for our needs. I'm thankful for a loving husband who makes me feel cherished and for family who are the lights of our life. I'm blessed! alaskawildrose at gmail dot com

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  134. I am thankful for twenty years of marriage to my knight in shining armour. Through valleys and heights he has stood with me and sometimes carried me. I am truly blessed to be his wife!

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  135. i am thankful for my family and all of the wonderful people(friends)i have met through blogging!
    thank you for the opportunity;)

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  136. I am thankful that I am not born in a country where hunger and thirst is a way of life, and the people are already used to it.

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  137. So thankful that I have such a wonderful family, an awesome husband, and a grandson on the way.

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  138. I am thankful for fresh hope in my life.

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  139. I am thankful for every day, especially the day the Lord brought my daughter into this world safely and the day I met my husband.

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  140. I am thankful for my family. We have been a family in crisis this year and some how we have all managed to keep the bond strong. It's hasn't been easy and we all had to make some sacrifices but in the end you'll do anything to make your kids happy and to put a smile on your partners face!!

    Xo Steph

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  141. I am thankful for soooo many things. First and foremost I am thankful for my Salvation, my family, our wonderful church, our health, and my Husbands job. These are just a few from the top of my list!

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  142. I am so very thankful for my wonderful husband. He works so very hard in a job that he doesn't always enjoy. His hard work enables me to be at home with our children. I am also so thankful for the children God has blessed us with...all eleven of them!!! :)

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  143. I am so thankful for my hard working husband, my 3 beautiful children, our wonderful church and good health. Hope you had a wonderful Holiday.

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  144. I'm thankful that your family was ok. I'm thankful that my children seem to be doing ok....you know how it is to worry about someone special.

    Did you say "chocolate"? I'm in.

    Lynn

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  145. I am very thankful for my husband. he works hard and provides for his family. he loves us without reservation! I would love to win, I have been looking for one of those mugs!

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  146. I am thankful for my sweet little baby girl and my AMAZING husband who puts up with me!

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  147. I'm thankful for growing up and changes in life. I know we don't always take in those things in life as good things.

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  148. I am so thankful for my family. My extended family, and then my husband. He is such a hard worker, he is always encouraging of me, AND honest. What a blessing to be in such a loving full life!

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  149. right now I am grateful for my amazing husband and my funny kids and that I'm feeling healthy today...
    thanks!

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  150. i am thankful for family and friends.for my my brothers and sisters in christ, they are a blessing.

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  151. Im thankful I can be a stay at home Mommy, this time last year it wasn't looking like it would be possible.

    And I'm thankful for bloggy friends to keep me sane during my nap time break.

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  152. I am thankful for a husband that allows me to stay at home with my children and that we are all healthy and happy. Thanks for the giveaway!!!
    peachykellie at gmail dot com

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  153. I am most thankful to be home with my three children homeschooling. All the gratitude goes to my loving husband who shares this life with me.

    Kristi

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  154. I am so thankful for my Lord, my children, my family, my friends, good job, the kids that I teach, a great community to live in, and peace.

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  155. I am thankful for all that the Lord has blessed me with. But above all I am so Thankful for my two wonderful children and my fantastic husband.

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  156. So thankful for two new healthy grandbabies in our family this past year and for two more coming next year. Thankful for the lifestyle we have, with all it's business and responsibilites. Thankful for the health we have and the relative health of our aged parents. Thankful for time to ponder my blessings and focus on them instead of our hard times.

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  157. So many things I am thankful for, primarily my great and supportive family. My fiance who loves me and puts up with me ;) and always has coffee ready for me when I wake up crabby. My kids who always have hugs and kisses ready for me! My job, even though the hours aren't ideal, I am thankful to have one and to be able to help support my family!
    Your items are fab, I love the mug color!

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  158. I am thankful for my brand new family this year! First few months of marriage have been such a blessing :)

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  159. I'm giving thanks this year for my dear friend Addy, who helped me fall in love with fabric last year, and for my sweet husband who followed her lead and bought me my first sewing machine. Bliss!

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  160. I'm thankful for my other half who keeps me sane, makes me laugh every day, and complements me in ways I couldn't have even dreamed of. He is my personal miracle.

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  161. I am so thankful for my girlies. I say the drive me crazy some days, but I don't know what I would do without them.

    Michelle
    michelle_buege@hotmail.com

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  162. I am so thankful for my girlies. I say somedays that they drive me crazy, but I can't imagine life without them.

    Michelle
    michelle_buege@hotmail.com

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  163. I am thankful for my family. I have wonderful parents who taught me how to be independent, a beasutiful sister who taught me what it is to be a best friend, a wonderful husband who I am thankful for everyday, he is my partner in everything, and I am thankful for my beautiful, healthy son. I can not imagine my life without my family and each one of them hold a special place in my heart.

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  164. Hope I win
    Taysha1128@gmail.com

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  165. First, I am grateful for my family, which includes extended family as well. I have too many "things" to be thankful for to list.

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  166. I am Spanish...so, we do not celebrate this, but I have always though that it is a great day!

    I am grateful for my family and friend and for our health too

    Is it an international give away? if so, I´d love to enter
    helenytroy@gmail.com

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  167. I am thankful that my husband's CT Scan was clear, for my little family(that I wish could grow, and God who is always there through thick & thin. I love the Melody Beattie quote.

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  168. I am thankful for my dear, wonderful, supportive husband who knows me and loves me anyway LOL; my darling daughter for the same reasons!!! Family and friends.

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  169. I am thankful for God's provision for my family.

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  170. I am grateful for life itself. So amazing!

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  171. I try to say my "thank yous" every day--at the top of the list is my spouse who works so hard to care for us and for my bright and beautiful 11 yo daughter...who saw the "Keep Calm" cup in your giveaway and said to share that she is thankful for family and craft supplies.

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  172. I'm thankful that my first grandchild is arriving next month. It's been a year of change for us. The mug definitely says it all.

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  173. I'm grateful for 2 healthy children and a roof over my head

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