We have many reasons to be thankful for what life has given us. Each and every one of us has our own way of expressing our thankfulness.

Some people give thanks for what their lives have brought them through religion. Others give thanks in a way that suits their personal beliefs. No matter how you give thanks, you don't have to wait for a special occasion to say that you are thankful for someone or something. You can leave a written record of what you are thankful for. You will join others who want to do the same thing. If there is a certain someone you would like thank, and you don't quite know how to tell him or her, take the opportunity to put it in writing.

Tell us for what or to whom you are thankful. Feel free to write your message of thanks the way you wish. You can use your own ideas, or use the questions below as a guide. In the event you use a question, you should only answer that question. You may also answer several questions in separate entries and allow us to choose the best one for the book. Whatever your preference, only a maximum of 2,000 characters will be published.

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What event or person helped you regain your faith in life?
Are there people who have not thanked you for something? How does this make you feel?
What person influenced you in a positive way, and what do you want to tell him or her?
What gesture, human or divine, changed your way of thinking in general?
Has something happened to you that made you change your ways? Explain.
What would you tell someone who is going through a hard time?
What are you thankful for?
What are some true “gifts” that life has given you?
In what ways do you feel that life has challenged you?
Has something terrible happened to you, which turned out to be good in the end?
Do you have friends today who were your enemies in the past?
Who helped you look at life optimistically? How did this help you?
What book, film, event, song, or thing makes you feel thankful?
I want to tell my story my way.

Your story or anecdote will be published under a pseudonym or your real name followed by your age, city, state or province, and country in parentheses. Example: Marla Franco (age 54, Jacksonville, Florida, USA). It is your choice to use your name or not. However, for administrative purposes, you will need to give contact information. This information is kept confidential. This information will not be published or shared with anyone under any circumstance, unless you instruct us otherwise in writing. See Participation Requirements for more information.

100 Plus TRUE STORIES: Giving Thanks is a book that will be published under the Cambridge BrickHouse Books (CBH Books) label. This book will form part of the 100 Plus TRUE STORIES series. The objective of this series is to collect and share life experiences so that readers may identify with and/or learn from them.

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