Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Gratitude Giveaway Hop

I absolutely love this time of year when we (here in America, anyway) celebrate Thanksgiving. I like that it kind of forces me to sit back and think about the things I am most thankful for. The list is long and it would take hours for me to list everything here. Instead I've decided to pick the one thing I'm most thankful for to tell you about.

It might be cliché, but the thing I'm honestly most grateful for is my family. That's it's cliché doesn't make it any less true or important. I was raised by a mom who loved me, and who let me know I was loved. I was raised by a dad who always provided for his family, and made sure our every need was met as much as possible. I had siblings that I may not have gotten along with growing up all the time, but who I now love to death! Those same siblings have given me extended family that I love as well, including nieces and a nephew that I couldn't love more if they were my own. I'm married to a man who loves me, and who is not only a great provider, but loves our children. 

Then there are my children. I wouldn't trade a single mess, temper tantrum, ruined couch, or heartbreak with them. Everything has led up to them becoming these amazing people that I can't believe I'm lucky enough to have in my life. In fact, my two sons have upped the ante by bringing me a couple of sweethearts for daughters-in-law. 

I feel blessed beyond compare for having these people in my life. And with all of the other things that are so great in my life as well, this year I have more reason than ever to be thankful.

Because one of the things that I am so very grateful for is all of you, my dear reader, I want to give you an Amazon gift card that you can use to buy that book you've been thinking about but just haven't wanted to splurge on - or any other thing that your heart desires. And all you have to do is tell me, in the comments section, what one thing (or one of the things) that you're most thankful for yourself this year. Good luck, and may your heart be overflowing as you spend time with loved ones at this festive time of year, no matter where you are.

Open to anyone who can shop at Amazon.com.
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Thanks,
Cindy 

328 comments:

  1. I'm extremely thankful for my boyfriend. He's been super supportive, especially the past few months while I've been looking for a job. If it wasn't for him, my car wouldn't have gas and I wouldn't be able to do anything at all.

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    1. That is a really wonderful boyfriend. He sounds like a great person to be thankful for.

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  2. I am so thankful for my parents for sticking by my side through this year. it has definitely been a rough one, and i dont know what i would have done without them!

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    1. Parents are a wonderful thing to be thankful for.

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  3. Like you I am most thankful for my family and friends. Without them my whole world wouldn't be the same.

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  4. I'm so thankful because I have a home to live in and I have a great family.

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    1. Those are wonderful things to be thankful for!

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    1. Thats wonderful! As you can tell I am thankful for my children as well.

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  6. I am thankful for my family. There are always there for me, no matter what.

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    1. Thats awesome. It is so great to have such a reliable family.

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  7. I'm thankful for my loving family.

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    1. Family is a wonderful thing to be thankful for!

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  8. I am thankful for my family... and great books ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I agree with you! Books are always a wonderful thing to be thankful for. I love doing Giveaways for books!

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  9. i am most thankful for my family.

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  10. This particular year I'm thankful for the trip to NY you, Sherry and I took. To you, my friends and to many more other trips. Thank you for being my friend!

    PS: and oh, yeah, thank you for the purple wig :)))

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    1. I'm very thankful for you, as well, my favorite Romanian-American romance writer! You have no idea how grateful I am for having you in my life. :o)

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  11. I am thankful for our first great grandchild. And, of
    course, for the rest of my family. They are such nice
    people to have for a family and I know that isn't always the case.

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    1. I agree with you. Family is something that comes with ups and downs but they are worth it in the end.

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  12. I am thankful this year and every year for my brother as well as my husbands family! they have all loved me no matter what is going on in my life. I don't know what I would do without them! family is everything to me. and though I do not have a great relationship with my own mother my mother in law has stepped in and become very important to me and I LOVE her and my father in law more then I think they can ever understand. And my brother well he is my blood and I love him dearly! he is the only 'family' I have that is mine.

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    1. I am sorry for all your troubles but the things that you are thankful for do sound like they are what is best for you right now and that is wonderful!

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    1. That is so awesome that you have a crazy wonderful family.

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  14. I'm like you...Family...Last year around this time my honey was on the east coast and I was in the middle of the west...and finally we are together which makes this time even better ;)

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    1. That is so great you guys are together at last! That is such a wonderful thing to be thankful for.

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  15. I am thankful for my family and friends but most of all this special person that came back into my life.

    Rafflecopter name;Dawna Newman

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  16. I'm most thankful for my family.
    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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    1. That is so awesome. And you are so welcome!

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  17. My friends because I can tell them things I can't tell anyone else and they are always supportive:)

    Thank you:)

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    1. That is awesome! Friends are just extended family!

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  18. I am most thankful to be able to spend another Thanksgiving with my mother....we didn't think she would make it to another Thanksgiving/Holiday season. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Well I am so sorry to hear about that but I am glad she will be around this year! And you are welcome.

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  19. I am always thankful for my family. I don't know what I would do without them.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  20. I'm not gonna lie, this year has been harder than most. But what I am thankful for is the emotional support of family. I also have to say that this has one of the best years as far as my blog goes. It's been a great year for responses and conversations with other book lovers. Getting to know people around the world that enjoy reading as much as I do. I really didn't ever see that happening to me. But when I reached out, they reached back.

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    1. Wow! You do have some wonderful things to be thankful for. And even though you have gone through some tough times there is always something better over the horizon waiting for you!

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  21. My family's health.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. What a wonderful thing to be thankful for and no problem!

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  22. I'm thankful that my mother is in good health

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  23. I am most thankful for my family :)

    Thanks for the giveaway
    Tanya my1lulabug at yahoo dot com

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    1. You are so welcome. Also what you are thankful for is awesome!

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  24. I am thankful for my family and all of the awesome people that I got to meet this year!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    1. That is so awesome! And you are so welcome!

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  25. My family. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  26. I am always most grateful for my family.

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  27. For my family and my 16 year nephews heart doctors.

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    1. Oh wow those really are wonderful things to be thankful for!

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  28. Blogging, and the friends I've made through it. I've made so many friends and found new amazing books and love it!

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    1. Those are really great and wonderful things to be thankful for!

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  29. I am thankful for my family. They are my rocks, I`d be lost without them.
    kitcat76(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. That is so great! Family is so very important!

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  30. I'm thankful for my wonderful and loving family!
    sena.sagani at gmail dot com

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  31. I'm most thankful for my family! (=

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  32. I'm so thankful for my family :)

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  33. I am mos thankful for my family!! Thank you!

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  34. I am thankful for family and friends. :)
    freshmankay[at]gmail[dot]com

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  35. One thing I am thankful for is my eyesight and ability to read.

    griperang

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    1. Those are two really magnificent things to be thankful for!

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  36. My family!!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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    1. I agree with you and you are so welcome for the giveaway!

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  37. I'm so thankful that I'm having such great friends. They are awesome!!

    Thank u for this giveaway.

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  38. I'm thankful for my son, who taught me what unconditional love was.

    I'm thankful for my husband, who taught me that some relationships are worth the work.

    I am also thankful to be able to be able to go into the grocery store and know that I will have the money in my checking account to pay for everything. This is a new thing for me.

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    1. Those are some of the greatest things to be thankful for!

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  39. Authors and their wonderful books!

    Thanks for this!

    Raffle name: Nikki O

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  40. For my family and that I can read, lately you hear about so much people not being able to read, makes me appreciate it even more.

    GFC: Rose Mchallen

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    1. I agree with you! Being able to read is a wonderful thing to be grateful for!

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  41. I'm most thankful for my friends.

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  42. I am thankful for having a great family

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  43. I'm thankful for my family, our home, and our friends.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. It sounds like you have wonderful things to be thankful for! And you are welcome for the giveaway!

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  44. I'm thankful for being able to read

    frenchcanadienne(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  45. I am most thankful for my incredibly awesome husband - who loves me unconditionally and supports me in all my crazy endeavors. He is my hero! I'm also very grateful for my family.
    I am truly blessed.

    thankyou for the great giveaway. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

    ~Lynne

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    1. It seems that you have great things to be thankful for! That is so awesome. You are so welcome for the giveaway and I hope you have awesome Thanksgiving as well.

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  46. I am the most Thankful for my family.

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  47. I'm thankful for my family.

    eai(at)stanfordalumni(dot)org

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  48. I am thankful for my parents and husband!

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    1. Those are wonderful things to be thankful for!

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  49. My family and friends!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  50. I am thankful for my health since I had been sickly last year.

    Cherry Mischievous
    cherrymischif-spamme [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  51. Family (Especially our boys) & to be home owners.

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  52. Thankful that my uncle survived a major heart attack while visiting for the first time outside of California to Minnesota/Wisconsin

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    1. That is a amazing thing to be thankful for!

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  53. I am most thankful for my family. I am also thankful for the little things that seem little to me but would be huge for someone else like hot water. Thank you for the chance.

    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Those are wonderful things to be thankful for! And you are welcome!

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  54. The ability to go to college.

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  55. I am most thankful for my family and friends but also to all the blogs participating in giveaways. They give me a chance to win books that I can't afford to buy right now. Thanks for this great giveaway!
    -Maritza R

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    1. That is so wonderful! You are so welcome. You are the reason why I love doing giveaways like this!

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  56. I'm thankful that my husband is still with us after a summer of being in and out of the hospital four times, one time he was in a medically induced coma for 6 days. He is now home, walking with a walker and using a wheel chair, but he is home and doing a LOT better.
    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Oh, my! I'm so sorry about that. Hopefully he'll be feeling even better soon. What a strong person you must be. :o)

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  57. i am grateful for the friends that push me to be a better person every day.

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    1. I second that! I'd be lost without my friends.

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  58. I am thankful for good health!

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    1. Me, too! That's something we take for granted until we don't have it, right?

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  59. I am most thankful for my Savior, my home and my family.

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  60. Family, especially my new niece who has had some health problems, but is doing very well considering.

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    1. I'm so sorry about your niece. Hopefully she'll continue to do well.

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  61. t'm thankful for my close family and for the good things that happened this year

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  62. I'm thankful for books and friends and family who helped me through a tough time!

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  63. Im most thankful for my 4 wonderful sons and authors!!

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    1. Oooops forgot my email. natcleary at gmail dot com

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  64. I am thankful for my family.

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  65. I'm thankful that even though things got hard, God pulled me back up. He didn't give up on me, that makes me so grateful!

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  66. I'm thankful to have my dad and mum and a place to call home :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    tess_halim(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  67. I am thankful for family, friends, and books!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

    maryann(at)chapter-by-chapter(dot)com

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  68. I'm thankful for my friends, family, and awesome cat! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

    klaxon63350 (at) mypacks (dot) net

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  69. My son and that he is in good health! (:

    Thanks for the giveaway! (:

    AnimeAngel1016(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. I am thankful for the amazing surgeons, doctors and nurses that take care of my son and make sure he comes home to me.

    thanks for the giveaway

    doodlebugsbookshelf@gmail.com

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  71. So thankful for my family! :)

    readerrabbit22 at gmail.com

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  72. I'm so incredibly thankful for my family. They've helped me so much through some hard times.

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  73. My family and my writing group.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  74. Having things to be grateful for :)
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  75. I am most thankful for my dogs this year. They are a constant source of unconditional love and entertainment. They are the reason I get out of bed most days!

    Thanks so much for being a part of the hop and for the great giveaway.

    Best wishes,
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  76. I am thankful for my loving husband and family that support me in all things.

    jennifer(@)fictitiousmusings.com

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  77. For the internship I got, that landed me my new job!! Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway!!

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  78. I'm thankful for my faith and my family! (Also thankful for great books like Geek Girl!) :o)

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  79. I'm thankful for my family, my kids and grandkids (can't forget the dogs :D) I'm thankful for my best friend of 23 years for always being there for me and I am so thankful for the 25 years that I had with my son and the beautiful memories that we made and that I now live on. I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving, full of fun, laughter and food, make wonderful memories for they are what lasts forever.

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  80. I'm thankful for my nephew.

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  81. For my family and health :)
    Thank you for the giveaway
    alinutza4u2004[at]yahoo[dot]co[dot]uk

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  82. I'm very thankful for my family!

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  83. I'm thankful for my baby nephew.

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  84. I am thankful for my amazing parents and sisters!
    Thank you for the giveaway.

    blackcapballistics(at)gmail(dot)com

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  85. I'm thankful for my family and health we're receive everyday.

    TsukiSelene at yahoo dot co dot id

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  86. My family, my job, my house :)
    acrisalves AT gmail DOT com

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  87. My family
    adsanders77 at gmail dot com

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  88. My grandpa wasn't doing so well this year, his health seemed to be declining with passing weeks but he managed to pull through and he has a lot more energy and is healthier. I'm really grateful for that. :) Thank you.

    visabellad(at)gmail.com

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  89. I have a lot of things to be thankful this year, Graduated from college, beginning to join in the church ministry, have a good health, happiness and blessed. :) and the opportunity to have book giveaways like this. :) thank you so much. :)

    cha(dot)ancheta@yahoo.com

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  90. I agree--I'm most thankful for my family. In particular, I'm extremely thankful for the opportunity to spend the holidays with them, as that hasn't happened for the past few years.

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  91. I am thankful for my son! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  92. I`m thankful for my family, great new friends and my teachers who taught me for 9 years so I`d get great grades at the finals :)
    Thanks for a chance to win :)

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  93. I am thankful for my life. If I wasn't alive I wouldn't be able to be thankful for all the other wonderful things in my life - my family, my friends, my animals, and so many more things.

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  94. I'm most thankful for my family. In particular, I'm most thankful for the time I get to spend with them.
    Thanks for the great giveaway and for making it international!
    Martina K. in the rafflecopter form.

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  95. I'm thankful for all the bloggers who made me read books in english, since I'm French, it got me to discover so much wonderful books !!! :D

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  96. I'm thankful for my health and my family.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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  97. The health of my family is what I am most greatful for

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  98. I am so very grateful and will always be thankful for all the book blogs, authors, and book buddies who have shared with me and bring so much joy to my life.

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  99. I'm grateful for my loving family.

    aprilnu2003@yahoo.com

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