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

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

CONTEST IS CLOSED!!

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.

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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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  • Have a Blog? Blog about the contest and leave the url of your post
  • Leave a comment on any other non-contest post on Mommy Niri, and don’t forget to mention it here in a comment.

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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.

237 Comments

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    DeeAnn S says:

    I love the Rwanda Peace Basket! I’m thankful for my good health and for my loving family. I’ve had some rough years lately and my dear children have always been there to help me through. Thanks.

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    Janna McNeil says:

    My goal is to try to be thankful for as many things as humanly possible each day. I know that it sounds a little cheesy but having a thankful outlook changes how you view everything. I am also a teaching that to my kids. We complain less because we are focusing on what to be thankful about.

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    Janna McNeil says:

    I am a fan on Facebook.

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    Janna McNeil says:

    I am a subscriber to your blog.

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    Cee says:

    Those are beautiful! I especially like the red & brown, and also the green basket on the bottom row, the second from last.

    This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for the help of friends and family as I continue to look for employment.

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    Vivian Deliz says:

    I am a fan in Facebook.

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    Vivian Deliz says:

    The baskets are beautiful. I am glad you are showcasing them.

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    Vivian Deliz says:

    Follow on twitter

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    Vivian Deliz says:

    Retweeted … thanks.

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    Elaine R says:

    I am thankful always for the unconditional love and support of my husband and children.

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    Amber G says:

    I am thankful for my family’s good health.

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    kathy dunaway says:

    I am thankful that my family is healthy,have a roof over our heads,have jobs and food on the table.I wish this for everyone in these hard times.

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    Alice Sheffield says:

    I’m thankful for my home and my family. Plus I have food to eat.I’m also thankful when my day has things that go well for me.

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    Shirley Hodge says:

    I am a facebook fan.
    Love the baskets, very aesthetic. Like most women who raised a family as a single parent there were rough times but we got through and I got all four of them through college and today I am reaping my reward. Successful children and four lovely grandaughters. It was really worth it. Bet no man could do it.

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    Jill L says:

    I am thankful that my husband has a job, we have a nice house and that we are together as a family. We are all healthy and my kids are awesome. So much to be thankful for.

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    Rita M says:

    I am thankful for my family – my husband, my daughter and my son-in-law – each one has been a blessing in my life.

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    Cheryl W says:

    I am so thankful for God’s love, grace, mercy and strength in my life.

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    Cheryl W says:

    I am already a facebook fan (Cheryl Wilson)

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    Cheryl W says:

    I follow your blog on facebook (Cheryl Wilson)

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    Vicky H. says:

    I’m thankful for all the support I receive from my family and friends. It’s been a roller coaster year for me, especially emotionally, but I always had one or all of them there for me to balance me out.

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    Cheryl W says:

    I follow you on twitter @HeartnSoulmom

    and I retweeted with the green button

    http://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/5689009010

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    Sandy M says:

    I am thankful to be alive this Thanksgiving, because without my liver transplant last year, I would not be here. I am thankful for every day. I love the baskets!
    sandym204 @ gmail dot com

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    Sandy M says:

    already a facebook fan (saundra mckenzie)
    sandym204 @ gmail dot com

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    Sandy M says:

    I am a an email subscriber.
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    Sonya Sparks says:

    I’m thankful for Jesus and my family. Thanks!

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    susan varney says:

    that my family is in good health mverno@roadrunner.com

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    Vickie Couturier says:

    I am Thankful for my family,I have a wonderful husband an 6 kids an 5 grandchildren I am nuts about

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    Vickie Couturier says:

    I am a fan on facebook

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    Vickie Couturier says:

    I Follow Mommy Niri’s blog on facebook

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    Vickie Couturier says:

    I am a email subscriber

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    Vickie Couturier says:

    I am a follower

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    Vickie Couturier says:

    I follow on twitter an tweeted;
    http://twitter.com/vickiecouturier/status/5695996988

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    karen M says:

    I am Thankful for the Life I have. Thankful for the stronger bond with our children and grandchildren, when we all deal with tough day. We laugh more together, we cry together, we communicate our feelings and we appreciate each other more.

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    karen M says:

    Facebook Fan
    Karen Medlin

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    karen M says:

    Blog Facebook Fan
    Karen Medlin

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    karen M says:

    subscriber
    karenmed409 at comcast dot net

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    karen M says:

    blog follower

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    I am most thankful for my parents, family, and my dogs and our good health. I am also thankful to The Lord for all that we do have.

    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    I already follow you on Facebook (Heather Clouston-Diotte)

    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    I follow you via Networked Blogs!

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    Canadian Contests, Freebies, Coupons, Deals, Games and Chat – join us at http://forum.coolcanucks.ca/

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    I’m already a subscriber!

    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

    Canadian Contests, Freebies, Coupons, Deals, Games and Chat – join us at http://forum.coolcanucks.ca/

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    I follow you on twitter as coolcanucks!

    roxxyroller(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    I tweeted!!

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    Natalia says:

    I am so thankful I have such a nice family, loving husband, wonderful and smart children,supportive Mom. Thank you!

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    I follow you PUBLICLY with Google Friend Connect!

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    John says:

    I am thankful for my life, my wife and childre,and peace.

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    I own CoolCanucks.ca, which is a Canadian Contest and Freebie Site. This giveaway is shared here:

    http://forum.coolcanucks.ca/29015-mommy-niri-path-peace-giveaway-nov25-canada#post149410

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    Pat says:

    These are lovely. I am thankful to simply wake up in the morning, to a quiet place with clean air no less.

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    nicole says:

    I am thankful for my family and our jobs.

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    Rosie says:

    I’m thankful that in this economy I still have a roof over my head and health coverage.

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    Michelle Draveski says:

    I am thankfull my whole family is going to be all together

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    Tari Lawson says:

    I am thankful that I have really good friends who are there for me in good and bad times.

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    Sharon Harmon says:

    I’m thankful for my wonderful mom-in-law! She has volunteered to be my caretaker when my husband works overtime (which is a lot), because I am handicapped. She has always been there for everyone but never asks for anything in return.
    Have a great day!

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    Nanci K says:

    I’m thankful for finally finding a job and moving closer to my family.

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    Shilo Beedy says:

    I’m thankful for my family and having a roof over my head.

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    Shilo Beedy says:

    I’m a facebook fan of Mommy Niri as Shilo Beedy

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    Karry says:

    I am thankful for my 2 children
    karryknisley76 at hotmail dot com

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    Karry says:

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/Karryknisley/status/5715436200
    karryknisley76 at hotmail dot com

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    Linda Lansford says:

    I am thankful for good health and a loving husband

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    Kathy Scott says:

    I am thankful for family and friends.

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    angie says:

    I’m thankful for my health and my family.

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    Erin M says:

    My family and i are thankful more than ever this Fall! Even though my dad lost his job we are still living in our nice house, have a place to sleep (for how long? who knows) But our family will really have to band together and fight through this!

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    Erin M says:

    Fan on your Facebook!::

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    Erin M says:

    Tweeted about this great giveaway!
    check my link here-
    http://twitter.com/erinxduh/status/5727538828

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    Diane R. says:

    I am just thankful that my family is healthy and well.

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    This Thanksgiving I am thankful for my dentist. You read that right…about 4 years ago I had major dental work (very expensive work) done. And over the past year, my teeth have been snapping off one by one by one (yea you read that right) When I had my teeth evaluated by my current dentist she stated that the dentist had not done the work correctly. Making a long story short (sort-of) she gathered a group a dentist to replace/fix my teeth for free. I am blessed…

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    I am a Facebook Fan. Thanks!
    fb name: bridgette.groschen

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    I follow you thru Network Blogs.
    fb name: bridgette.groschen

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    samarcy says:

    i am thankful for my 5 grandchildren!!!

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    Elizabeth J says:

    This Thanksgiving I am so very thankful for my family, jobs, food, shelter and the saving grace of Jesus!

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    Deborah R says:

    I’m thankful that my son and daughter-in-law are able to visit during their leave between USAF base assignments.

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    Tamara B. says:

    I am thankful we have survived a home foreclosure, unemployment and are all healthy and together.

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    Tamara B. says:

    I am a fan on Facebook (Tamara Bennigton)Florida

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    Tamara B. says:

    I follow on Facebook.

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    Tamara B. says:

    I am a subscriber.

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    Erin M says:

    Tweeted (with your wonderful Retweet link!)
    check here–
    http://twitter.com/erinxduh/status/5791955443

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    Nancy says:

    I am most thankful this Thanksgiving for my family!

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    Nancy says:

    I am an e-mail subscriber.

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    Nancy says:

    I also commented on the See Mommy Run Tour post.

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    Arla says:

    I’m thankful this Thanksgiving for peace in my heart and a roof over my head
    lighthousee27(at)gmail.com

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    Arla says:

    facebook fan! id- Lighthouse twentyseven

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    Arla says:

    I’m already subscribed to Mommy Niri

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    Kelly Ann T. says:

    I’m thankful for my hardworking husband and my professors at college who are helping me learn and grow.

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    Patricia says:

    I am thankful for family and friends.

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    Sarah says:

    i’m thankful that my husband has finally won his battle with addiction this year

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    Susan C says:

    I am crazy about those baskets! I am so thankful for my family and that they are healthy.

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    Jodi says:

    I am thankful for my family. I am also thankful to have a great work enviornment and wonderful friends there also.

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    Erin M says:

    Sorry! Please dispose last comment~
    i put the wrong link!

    Here’s my tweet for the basket::
    http://twitter.com/erinxduh/status/5881767714

    Thanks!

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    momznite says:

    After a scare last year, I am thankful for the health of my family members.

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    Erin M says:

    In for the Daily Tweet!
    check link–
    http://twitter.com/erinxduh/status/5911191203

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    Karen Gonyea says:

    Always thankful for the health and happiness of my family :)

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    Laura Garmendia says:

    These are gorgeous

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    Delaney says:

    I am thankful that my grand daughter got to get off the NICU and come home.

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    Aisling says:

    I’m thankful for family and friends and that we all have enough of what we need.

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    Gayle Morgan says:

    I am thankful to be healthy!

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    Jennifer M says:

    I am thankful for my family and our health.

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    river says:

    I am thankful for a nice warm house.

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    Jill says:

    I’m thankful to have a job.

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    vicki wurgler says:

    I am thankful for the good health of my family

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    Carla says:

    I am thankful to have all of my pets around me.

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    I am thankful for my little family and my job

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    Candie L says:

    I am thankful for my family. My father in law passed away this year and 2 family members had what could have been life threatening surgeries. THank you

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    Jill Myrick says:

    There is so much that I am thankful for.
    First and foremost that God sent his son to save us and die for our sins.
    Second for the love,health and safety of my family and friends.
    For the food,shelter and clothing that we are allowed.

    Thank you so much for the chance to win.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

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    Jill Myrick says:

    I am a fan on Facebook as jill Myrick.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

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    Jill Myrick says:

    I am subscribed via email.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

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    Jill Myrick says:

    I am following on Facebook Networked Blogs.

    jweezie43[at]aol[dot]com

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    Angela Winesburg says:

    I’m thankful that all my friends and family are healthy and happy, thanks!

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    Susan Ledet says:

    I am thankful for many things this year. I’m thankful for my wonderful family and for being able to wake up and see another beautiful day. I’ve been through two rounds of interferon (chemo) therapy for 48 weeks each time and am a survivor. For this, I’m truly thankful.

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    Susan Ledet says:

    I just became a facebook fan under Susan Ledet.

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    Susan Ledet says:

    I’m also a subscriber.

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    Cristi says:

    I am always thankful for my family and that my husband who is deployed overseas will be able to come home for Christmas!

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    Susan H says:

    I am thankful to have many people who love me. I have lived a good life.

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    Abigail says:

    I am thankful for the people in my life and for finally finding peace

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    Erma says:

    I am thankful for my hubby’s job.

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    Diane Baum says:

    I am very lucky. I am thnkful that nice people like you do contests and that I am recovering from my fall, broken bones and life!!!!!

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    Anne G says:

    The biggest thing I am thankful for this season is that my family is together and healthy. I know we are blessed.

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    Anne G says:

    I subscribe by email.

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    Anne G says:

    I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly)

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    Anne G says:

    I follow on networked blogs.

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    Sonya says:

    I tweeted!

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    Sonya says:

    I am Thankful for the health of my family and myself!!

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    karen says:

    I am most thankful for my wonderful friends that have become like family in a new city.

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    Audrey Morgan says:

    I am thankful for the presence of my family. Thankyou! :)

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    Jay F. says:

    I’m thankful for strong extended families. We’ve had a number of funerals in the past two months, and our families have all pulled together.

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    shawna says:

    I’m thankful for a happy and healthy family!

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    Durwin B. says:

    I am thankful to have family and friends who love me!!!

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    Kimberly says:

    I am thankful for my healthy and growing family.

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    Kimberly says:

    I subscribe to your blog via email.

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    i am thankful for the health and happiness of my family

    carolynewin@yahoo.com

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    Lisa says:

    I am grateful for my family and friends. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Sharon Seneker says:

    I am thankful for my family! My father died last month so Thanksgiving won’t be the same, but I am greatful for my family! I am a basket weaver and would love this basket! Thanks! senekers@comcast.net

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    Mimi the kitten says:

    I am deeply thankful for the love of Jesus Christ, my family and my cats.

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    Mimi the kitten says:

    Facebook fan (Angela Townsend).

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    Mimi the kitten says:

    Facebook blog follower (Angela Townsend).

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    Mia J. says:

    I am thankful for my family and friends, that we are all healthy and that my husband has found a job that he loves.

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    Michele Bishop says:

    I am most thankful for my adoring, handsome husband, my beautiful and loving children, my hard working and generous parents, my gorgeous and fun sister, my dear and loyal friends, my boss who is a mentor and friend that always pushes me to better myself and God for all that he has blessed me with.

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    Kate says:

    I’m thankful for my incredibly supportive family. I wouldn’t be going to graduate school without then!

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    Paula Hafner says:

    I’m thankful for my husband, kids, family, home, food, clothing, church and neighbors.

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    Vicki Andrew says:

    after a hard year, I am thankful that I have a place to live and food on the table. I have severe breathing problems and was very scared that I would get the H1N1 but if seems to have passed me and my daughter over with minimum effect

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    Kerrie Mayans says:

    I am thankful for my own personal good health and the good health of my family.

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    Kerrie Mayans says:

    I follow and tweeted on twitter http://twitter.com/kmayans/status/6042317761

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    Amanda says:

    I am so very thankful for my family. Through thick and thin, we stick together.

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    Amanda says:

    i follow your blog too.

    Thank you! :)

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    Jessica says:

    This was a hard year, but I am thankful my husband has his job and we have our health.

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    Jessica says:

    Joined Mommy Niri Facebook Fan Page

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    Jessica says:

    I follow on Netowrked blogs.

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    Jessica says:

    I already subscribe

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    Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    I am thankful for my little girl!

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    Jennifer gersch says:

    I am thankful for my life

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    Jennifer gersch says:

    facebook fan

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    Jennifer gersch says:

    follow your blog on facebook

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    Jennifer gersch says:

    follow on twitter and rt http://twitter.com/intime111/status/6045912878

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    Lindsay says:

    It’s been a really rough year for us all but I’m really grateful for the fact that my whole family will be together this Thanksgiving. This will be the first year in a long time we will all be together now that my brother is home from Iraq. We’ve very thankful.

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    Lindsay says:

    I’m a fan on facebook

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    Lindsay says:

    I follow your facebook blog and I commented on it (I’m the penguin!)

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    Lindsay says:

    I follow your blog publicly

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    Lindsay says:

    I have your button on my blog at colitascorner.blogspot.com

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    Lori Walker says:

    I am thankful to have my family visiting for the holidays.

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    hazel hunt says:

    Really nice!!

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    gloria says:

    I’m thankful for family, good health, freedom, food, clothing, shelter, clean air and much more.

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    gloria says:

    facebook fan-gloria mckellar

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    gloria says:

    Follow Mommy Niri’s blog on facebook – gloria mckellar

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    gloria says:

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    gloria says:

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    carol says:

    I am thankful for God’s blessings on my family this year. I am thankful for the children I have left and how God protected my son from harm when two men attacked his friend and stabbed him-he survived, and my son did also.
    I am thankful for my grandchildren who bring me so much joy also.

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    Dddiva says:

    I am thankful for so many things- friends, family, my dogs, running water, electricity, deodorant ;) , plenty to eat, plenty to share, etc…

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    Dddiva says:

    FB Sherry Conrad

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    Dddiva says:

    I am a subscriber

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    Dddiva says:

    I am a follower

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    Helen S says:

    I am always thankful for God’s blessings and for my family.

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    Terri L says:

    I am thankful for my family and friends who are always there to support me!

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    kathy says:

    I am thankful for my family and friends and the chance to win one of these beautiful baskets!

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    Natalie says:

    my family