11/20/2012 08:41 am ET Updated Jan 20, 2013

Ten Reasons to Be Thankful This Thanksgiving

#GivingTuesday is about cultivating generosity. Giving comes from an attitude of gratitude ... and what better day for that than Thanksgiving?

As Americans sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, many families traditionally share what they're thankful for. As part of the Save the Children family, I've been lucky to see thankfulness in the faces of the families we work with here in the United States and around the world.

This includes parents who are thankful for the ability to provide healthy meals for their children, girls and boys who are thankful to be learning and thriving in school and whole communities that are thankful for sustainably supporting themselves and each other.

Save the Children is grateful for every child who is fulfilling his or her potential thanks to the generosity of our supporters. I believe that when we make the world better for just one child, we take an important step toward making it better for all children.

This blog is part of our #GivingTuesday series, produced by The Huffington Post and the teams at InterAction, 92nd Street Y,United Nations Foundation, and others. Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday - which takes place for the first time on Tuesday, November 27 - is a movement intended to open the holiday season on a philanthropic note. Go to to learn more and get involved.