(WXYZ) - Each Thanksgiving, families across the country prepare for their holiday meals and spruce up their homes for family gatherings.
Things can get so busy that it's easy to forget about the true meaning of Thanksgiving.
This year, take a few moments and think about what you are truly thankful for this holiday.
We're featuring the best responses in this article and on-air!
Read the responses here:
David Jansen I am thankful for all of my friends and family. There was a time that I had given up on myself and the idea of ever truly being happy. I hated myself. I do not have money but I feel like the richest man in the world because the value that my friends and family have to me far outweighs any cash I could have. There have been a couple very special friends I have had in the last six years or so that came into my life for a reason. I have gone from hating myself to someone who knows I am a good person and I love myself for that. I have the best mom in the world. She raised me her whole life as a single parent. She has sacrificed so much for me. We do not have a car and me and her struggle to find ways to and from work and shopping and other places we have to go. But our faith in God is strong. When there is so much bad news in the world today. I know there is still good in it because I have so many amazing friends and family. I love them with all my heart. This is what I am thankful for.
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