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Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to express gratitude for life’s blessings. Some iReporters shared stories of giving back to others for the holiday.
Pixel attended a charity turkey giveaway that was full of cheer in Los Angeles, California. Volunteers and people waiting in line danced to music throughout the day. “It was incredible,” she said. “The dancing, joy and gratitude did not stop.”
In Brooklyn, New York, iReport amosamos joined Israeli Consul General Asaf Shariv and World Middleweight Boxing Champion Yuri Foreman to distribute more than 500 turkeys to local churches and families in need.
And in San Diego, California, hundreds of people donated blood at the Chargers Blood Drive . The annual event holds the Guinness World Record for the largest single-day, single-location blood drive. ChrisMorrow was there to document the event and donate blood.
“I thought this was a story that needs to be told,” she said.
If you’re giving back to others this Thanksgiving, we'd love to hear your story . And, from everyone on Team iReport, thank you all for your contributions and amazing stories you’ve shared over the past year. Have a very happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving! We either have a lot to be thankful for or we have nothing to be thankful for.
Thankfulness by definition means that we received something from someone or something that deliberately chose to give us something. So who or what gave use all our blessings? If we received what we have through random chance ... or if we simply worked hard for it ourselves ... then we have nobody to thank ... and therefor no need to be thankful and no need for Thanksgiving Day.
On the other hand ... if we received blessings from someone .... and not through evolution or chance ... then let us give thanks.
As for myself and my household .... we are Thankful to God, the Creator of everything, our sovereign Lord and King .... for His Providential Care of us and for everything we have and everything/every event ... that we have and experienced.
I'm thankful for the many people and organizations that commit themselves to those who have less and pray that this spirit of giving continues throughout the year.
I am disgusted by the feeding frenzy fueled by the poor economy that has ignited in the marketing division of at least one big retail entity, Walmart. They have trashed a sacred holiday by deciding to stay open on Thanksgiving Day. Is Christmas Day next? Next year, many others will follow suit to stay competitive. Is this what our values have evolved into?... Who can buy the biggest and best present for the least money?
Please consider a shopping boycott on Thanksgiving Day,Christmas Day, or whatever holiday your ethnic beliefs support. These are times when EVERYONE should be at home with family, counting their blessings and celebrating cultural/religious values. If revenue shows that being open those days is not lucrative, retail giants should respond accordingly. The true spirit of holidays is being lost in commercialism.
Thanks to the founders of this blog for the opportunity to express my opinion. I pray that this message resonates around the world prompting people to renew their committment to each other and their God.
well done hon, nice one, happy thanksgiving to you
hello Katie, am new on i reporting, can you guide me on how i can start my blog on this site?
Hi Cynberry! Only CNN staffers can contribute to this blog, but you're encouraged to upload photos and videos about what's going on near you -- the text and comments areas are a great place to have discussions with other iReporters!
As a member of OECD Korea finally join in DACs which are nations amonng the orgs. that make charities and donations to poor countries- which also means that we're
now officially recoginzed as a 'developed' country. I feel very proud of that fact. On our such holiday as Thanksgiving in America our people need to learn the happiness from giving our to the less priviledged i think
@Cynberry: Welcome to iReport. I look forward to reading your reports!
@hurmic: I agree totally. This crass consumerism is getting out of hand.
this is a great cause to help others. i love all the holiday activities! One of my favorites is the Pensacola beach Gingerbread House Make & Take at Tiki Golf. I love going to this with family and friends. It's one of my favorite memories taken place on Pensacola Beach. Check it out at www.pensacolabeachholidays.com
people of CNN are awesome you gave a lot to those who are in need God Bless you ALL.
Jesus my lord.Thanks for everything you give us in life.you are the best and last solution to all who are in need.Thank you lord.
Every genuine appreciation should be followed with active fidelity, accountability, and transparency.
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