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Americans Have Plenty To Be Thankful For While Celebrating Thanksgiving 2009

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011
  • Craig Kanalley Senior Editor, Big News & Live Events, The Huffington Post

Sometimes it's hard to stay positive living in a country riddled by job losses, involved in two wars, sharply divided on major political issues, and reeling for economic recovery.

But since today is Thanksgiving 2009, let's try to take a step back, spend some time with friends and family, and count our blessings.

We live in a country in which there are many wonderful things we have to be thankful for -- things we all too often take for granted. I compiled this list of 11 such things that immediately came to mind, but I need your help determining which ones are also on your mind -- and your participation to add to the list.

Each of these slides will mean different things to different people, and that's OK. Collectively, I'm curious how they'll stack up.

11 Things Americans Should Be Thankful For At Thanksgiving 2009