Giving Thanks

by Margo Graf

For many, the fourth Thursday in November is the best day of the year. It is a time when family members stop at nothing to be with one another. It is when we all reap the fall harvest before winter really settles in. November 22 is a time of reflection, thanks, and celebration. Even through the toughest of times, we can always find something – or someone – to be grateful for.

So we wanted to know, what are the people of Kernersville thankful for this season? This is what you told us:

“I am thankful for our community. What a wonderful group of people and a place to call home.” – Chris B.

“I am thankful for love, and for being loved. It’s the greatest gift on Earth and comes from our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ. Throughout seasons of life, it is love that touches us the deepest, that drives us the most to be the best we can be. Happy Thanksgiving.” – Deb J.

“I’m happy for resilience. For the ability to bounce back. All the little things we take for granted; water running out of the tap – sometimes I forget how amazing that is.” – Joanne D.

“I am very blessed to live in a vibrant and wonderful community. After I started my business in 2010, I made so many wonderful friends through Chamber, YMCA, Kiwanis club, NSM, and Körner’s Folly who are always supportive to me at times. I am thankful to them and the community to serve. And I feel it’s only because of God’s grace!” – Matthew P.

“High-speed internet.” – Stephan H.

“I am so thankful for this community and how everyone has welcomed us (we moved here in May) and how they have been so supportive of my professional pet sitting business here! It has been overwhelming and a real blessing! I truly am so thankful we moved to Kernersville!” – Kim P.

“I’ve got many things to be grateful for. Health, especially. The people around me. My dog, good food, boats, anti-allergen tablets, medicine.” – Andreas G.

“I always find myself thinking about the things I wish I could change. All the parts of my life that I don’t like… I pay too much attention to. So I make a point to reflect back on the good in my life every night. I’ve been blessed with a wonderful community. Everyone talks about how beautiful our town is, but without the individuals who make up the community, this place would not have my heart. I’m so grateful for my friends, family, and animals who make life so fun.” – Elisabeth U.

“I am thankful for my family, friends, and God’s continual love for us all! I am also thankful to live in a caring community that embraces each other in acceptance and love.” – Teresa L.

“I’m glad to soon be out of school and spend time with my cousins. And I’m thankful for Christmas. My mom says I will get Minecraft Dungeon.” – Sam M.

“My family.” – Brian P.

Kernersville Magazine is thankful to all our readers for supporting and encouraging our business, for building this amazing community, and for lifting each other up. There is no place we would rather be. Have a Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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