Be Thankful Of Today And Win The Rwandan Peace Basket #path2peace

CONTESTS, REVIEWS & CONTESTS | | November 12, 2009 at 10:30 pm


Congratulations Cheryl!

Thanksgiving is coming up so that means 2 things for most people: Turkey and also Black Friday. Not to take away anything from tradition, I respect that but Thanksgiving is also a great time to reflect. I have to admit to not being a big Turkey dinner fan (being a vegetarian you could clearly see why) or one to go crazy over shopping (ok, for this one I agree I may need help on) but while working in an office it was just an indication of a long weekend to me, and then having kids meant I was to crazed up to focus (and yes, I plan to blame many things on my kids for as long as they drive me crazy with their whining). Now that they are older I am planning on making this Thanksgiving special.

The more I feel lost without my family nearby, the more we struggle to wonder how we are going to manage another day without a paycheck, and the more I see no light (yet) at the end of the tunnel, the more convinced I am that we could be worse off. Yes, we could be better off too, but then there are many out there that have much less than each other. This is also why I agreed to become a Path To Peace ambassador. The women of Rwanda have endured so much and repeating it is just wasting time looking back, especially when these fine women are ready to trudge ahead. The women of New Orleans too are not counting what they lost but what they gain as they focus on their trade.


Now they want to help bring some of that hope to your home this Thanksgiving.  Want to win a Rwandan basket? To enter tell me what are you thankful this Thanksgiving. Make sure that you enter the correct contact details. Contest closes 25th November 2009. To earn extra entries, after you have left a comment, do one of the following, but make sure you leave a separate comment entry for each extra thing you do. This gives you additional ways to win the contest.

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*Disclaimer: I am also receiving a basket along with linen and an apron as part of the Path To Peace Ambassador program.


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    Sarah says:

    I am thankful for family, friends, health and prosperity.

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    Im thankful for my new family

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    I am thankful for a roof over my head.

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    i am thankful for family and health

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    I am thankful that we are healthy, that work has picked up so we have a steady paycheck, and that we are surrounded by an abundance of people that we love.

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    Tamara B. says:

    I am thankful for everyday I wake up and see my childrens’ faces and they are happy and healthy.

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    Marcy Strahan says:

    I am thankful for my new great niece being born healthy lst week & her mom(my niece) getting to go home after a massive infection!

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    Facebook Fan!

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    Sand says:

    I am thankful that I am on a different path this year.

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    Lisa says:

    I am so thankful that I have a home to live in,food to each day, more than enough money to take care of the bills,running clean water to use,and of course my family and friends who I love.

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    Veronica Garrett says:

    I am thankful for my healthy family.

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    kathy pease says:

    i am thankful for my family without them life would not be the same

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    Yona says:

    I am thankful for the health and love of my loved ones. Email: yona(at)

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    Yona says:

    I’m a Facebook fan (Priceless Writers) Email: yona(at)

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    kerri says:

    I am thankful for me and my family having good health

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    Charlene Kuser says:

    I am thankful for my children

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    Following Mommy Niri’s blog on facebook-Charlene Kuser

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    Charlene Kuser says:

    Follow and Tweet:Swtlilchick

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    Maricris says:

    I’m thankful for being a blogger because it opened up a whole new different world that has brought me wonderful friends and endless blessings!


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    Marcia Scurfield says:

    I am thankful for my family and the wonderful school where I teach.

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    Patti Sherman says:

    I am thankful for a healthy family and food on the table.

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    Don Fincher says:

    I am thankful for my wonderful family and lots of turkey!

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    Erin M says:

    (hoping last is lucky~)

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    Heather C says:

    These are amazing! Wow!