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Every year, right before Thanksgiving in the US, I’ve been asking people to tell me what one thing made them feel thankful. This year, I thought I’d do it over here at Mixed Media Club.

So. Leave a comment below, telling me what ONE thing made you feel thankful. Just one.

I’ll leave this post open until Thanksgiving. Before I go to sleep on Thursday, I’ll draw a name or two, and send them a pack of collage goodies.


ETA: Since we now have 50 replies, I’ll choose two names on Thanksgiving night. If we make it to 75, I’ll choose three, and four if we get to 100. Spread the word!

71 thoughts on “2015: What Are You Thankful For?

  1. And, to start us off: I’m thankful I have enough of everything I need, because so many don’t right now.

    1. After the year of trials I have had,
      I am now stronger and more at peace,
      thankful for the support and many blessings,
      ,from all who have been sent to help from God.

    2. I am so thankful my son and daughter n law adopted our granddaughter. She is a blessing, a delight and always makes us smile. It is so wonderful to be a grandparent. Our cup runs over with blessings.

  2. I’m thankful for you and your art in my life all these years! Thanks, but you don’t need to draw my name , as I think I have plenty of collage fodder to last 10 lifetimes! :)) xoxo

    1. Why do you think I keep coming up with reasons to give collage goodies away? My work room overfloweth!

  3. I’m thankful that I still have my husband as he has had a tough year healthwise. We celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary on November 15th 🙂

  4. I am thankful because I’ve found the love of my life, with whom I am happy for 10 years now.
    It hasn’t been easy because many people did not agree with our love, but ”omni vincit amor” and nothing or nobody can come between us!

  5. I’m very thankful that my parents gave me life & I tell them so each time I visit their graves. I have lived 73 years, so far, experiencing many of the ups & downs life has to offer, but without them I would have experienced……..nothing.

  6. I’m thankful for a loving supportive family……. and a husband who shares home office space and ignores all of my creative “mess”. You know how easy it is to spread out and take over any available space with hoardes of art supplies.

  7. I serve on the board of directors of a local homeless shelter and I am thankful that I am able to give back some to folks less fortunate than I am.

  8. I’m thankful that this is the year I’ll be celebrating with my relatives from all over the United States for our family’s biennial Thanksgiving Reunion.

  9. One thing is hard – there are many – but I’m thankful for my two daughters and their families.

  10. I am thankful for so much: after 20 years divorced, I found my soul mate 6 years ago, my beautiful children and grandchildren, and believing in my art! Then their are those like you, Lisa, that keep me challenged!

  11. So many things I am Thankful for every moment! At this moment I am so very thankful for all of the creative people that have shared so much to inspire!

  12. I have several friends that are battling cancer right now and unfortunately their cases are terminal. Instead of crying before they are gone (though I do) and grieving their loss before they are gone (though I have) I am trying very hard to be thankful every day – every moment – that they are still here for me to tell them how much I care about them and to be able to send them cards I have created to show them they are not forgotten during these days and weeks (and perhaps months) since they have been diagnosed.

  13. My health, left breast HER 2 strongly positive stage 2b. Six months since last Herceptin treatment & one year since surgery. All clear for now!! & one year old grand-daughter. Life could not be better today.

  14. I am thankful that I had parents and grandparents who indulged my wide range of childhood hobbies from stamp collecting to painting. Without that positive reinforcement, I don’t think I would have the courage to explore creative endeavors as a way to make a living.

  15. I am thankful for technology. I have learned about art, made friends, found a local art group, found old friend, and stay updated with family around the US, sometimes from around the world!! Amazeballs!

  16. I’m thankful for the good health of myself and family. I’ve attended so many funerals lately, it’s really sad.

  17. I am thankful for my boyfriend who took me into his house after my husband of 32 years passed away ! I was living alone and did not know what I was going to do !

  18. I’m thankful that I am blessed with the privilege of standing for my sister as she fades with Lewy bodies dementia.

  19. Hi! I have a lot to be thankful for. To keep things short, here’s my list of the top seven things I am thankful for today: medications, clean water, my friends, books, yarn, food, and hope. Thank you for this contest, Lisa!!

  20. I am thankful for my three grown children who taught me to love unconditionally and. surpass all my dreams for them.

  21. I’m thankful to still have my dad. He’ll be 88 next month and is still independent. He’s doing so well!

  22. I am profoundly thankful to be retired and to have the time to spend many hours daily, in creative bliss in one of my two studios. It keeps me alive and vital in a difficult and changing world.

  23. I’m thankful for my family and loved ones, being able to ‘art’ to try to let go of the constant anxiety, my pets, and that I don’t have to live in fear every day of my life.

  24. Im thankful for crafting! Without it, I would go crazy! It relieves my boredom, gets rid of stress, brings friends old + new together, + makes me feel good! 🙂

  25. I am thankful for the opportunity… gives my heart hope. I have been a little down since relocating to the US from Australia four weeks ago. I left behind my beloved studio and could only bring a small package of art supplies. I am finding it overwhelming and expensive to rebuild and have not yet had the heart and inspiration to start ‘arting’ yet.

  26. I am thankful that God has given me the strenght to stand strong even though I am currently battling breast cancer. I had to move out of state with my husband to get more intense treatment. I really could use the goodies to take my mind off of cancer. I use them in my altered book.

  27. I am thankful that my dad, aged 93, is still around and every week spends a few hours with my son, teaching him things my late husband never had the opportunity to teach to do.

  28. I’m grateful, that at 57, I have a boyfriend who makes the trek from NY to Maine most every weekend. We knew each other in high school. Makes me feel like a teenager all over again.

  29. I am so very thankful that my family is healthy and safe .
    My son is an Army Ranger and is, for the time being, safe state side. Although he can’t be with us for thanksgiving, we will spend time with him this Christmas!

  30. I am thankful for the joy of getting up every morning and knowing I will have another day to do something, hopefully for the good of the world, if not for the good of all those around me.

  31. I’m thankful for my Lord’s saving power, which doesn’t just apply to the next life. I am saved, redeemed, and healed. Looking forward to thanking Him again tomorrow.

  32. I’m thankful that I live in a country where I have freedom to worship as I choose, to speak my mind without repercussion, and help others that need a hand or just a hug. And of course the freedom to express myself thru my art. Happy Thanksgiving, Lisa!

  33. I’m so thankful for friends who love me and encourage me when I’m really depressed (sorry – not a fun Christmas wish, but true!)

  34. This year I am Thankful my constant sidekick of the past 14 years is still alive and although slow, still beside me. It has been a hard year, with lots of loss, but having my buddy Tuffy always at my side, always with a happy doggie smile, eases the pain.

  35. I’m thankful that you asked me this question….sometimes I lose sight of all the many things there are in my life to be thankful for. And please, Lisa, if by any chance, you do choose this answer, do not send me the package (I have more than I will ever use), but send to either, or better yet both, Jennifer battling breast cancer and Joanne who has just relocated from Australia. Thanks for reminding us all to think of what we are thankful for!

  36. I am thankful I survived two heart attacks at age 56, three years ago and am still able to be with my family.

  37. Even though my mum is 88years old and suffers with severe dementia , I am soo grateful that she can still give me her loving smile and heartfelt cuddles .

  38. I’m thankful that I live in a part of the world where I feel safe and can enjoy Christmas with my loved ones.

  39. It is wonderful to live in the USA where we can be thankful for freedom. I was blessed to be born in this great country!

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