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Ask HN: What are you thankful for?
        35 pointsbyjaphyr2 hours ago|hide|past|web|favorite|22 comments
I think this gets asked most years, and I always enjoy the threads that come out of it. I am thankful for a family that I enjoy spending the holidays with. I am thankful that I had a safe childhood and got a good education throughout my life.

I am also thankful for the HN community. People dump on this site sometimes, but over most of the past decade HN has been an overwhelmingly positive part of my life. Thank you to everyone for what you bring to the community here.

          

      

            

                  

I’m thankful for the heart donor who saved my newborn daughter’s life last week. My daughter contracted Coxsackie B enterovirus at 2 weeks old, and it scarred her left ventricle beyond repair. Her donor has given her a second chance. Another family had to make a heartbreaking choice at a devastating moment, and they chose to give life to my daughter and probably several other gravely ill infants.

Check your organ donor status please. Happy Thanksgiving.

            

                  

That’s amazing! I’m super happy for you and your family!

Your comment gave me pause because it reminded me that it is opt- in not opt-out. It is an election cycle, I wonder if we could convince one of the candidates to switch us to opt-out rather than opt-in for organ donation.

            

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>That’s amazing! I’m super happy for you and your family!

>Your comment gave me pause because it reminded me that it is opt -in not opt-out. It is an election cycle, I wonder if we could convince one of the candidates to switch us to opt-out rather than opt-in for organ donation.

While I am personally an organ donor, I don’t believe the state should be the defacto owner of my organs post mortem.

            
            

                  

I’m thankful for my mental health. Seems like these days half my friends are on anti-anxiety and depression medication.

I’m thankful for my physical health too . I may be a little overweight but it’s still above average for my friend group. I get sick maybe twice a year, certainly beats being on dialysis or whatever.

I’m thankful for having a family, someone I belong to, and who belongs to me.

I’m thankful for having a good job. We get stressed out sometimes (downsides of a startup), but they’re all good, honest folk. And we haven’t adopted bureaucratic processes yet, so it’s been great for my flow.

            

                  

I’m thankful for my family. And for not living in one of those mafia run country where you don’t have any freedom of speech. I’m thankful not to have religion force on me. I’m thankful for having well stocked supermarkets so I can easily feed my family. I’m thankful that our police and sheriffs are not our enemy or used as a tool of suppression. I’m thankful that when our news organizations get disgusted with corruptions and wrong doing, they sometimes exposes the rich and powerful. I’m thankful for a fair judicial system where you are judged fairly. I’m thankful that good people exists in the world that still takes care of one another.

            

                  

Thankful for my health, life may not be going my way at the moment but I know someone out there is just wishing they were just healthy for once.

            

                  

I am thankful for a wonderful family. We have our moments of despair but I don’t know where I would be without a loving wife and an overly curious 5 year old kid:)

I am thankful for coming across a habit that makes me think about what I am thankful for regularly. This has really helped me overcome a pessimistic nature and provides a sort of regular check-in on my life.

            

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– I was laid off ~ 60 days back. Being on H1B (I’m an indian, who attended school here and been living here since last 10 years) means either I gotta get a job in 2 months or pack my bag. I got a better job and I’m gonna start working on this monday 🙂 – Good physical health, decent mental health. Universe have been very kind to me. I wish this kindness persists and I could become better self of myself.

Happy thanksgiving to y’all!

            

                  

I won a green card lottery 3 years ago. I am still thankful to God to this day that I am blessed. Even though I kept getting rejected from FAANG I am still thankful.

            

                  

Thank you for posting this, I’m thankful for people who remind us to be thankful for what we’ve got.

This includes the protestors in Hong Kong reminding my countrymen of the value of democracy.

Five demands, not one less.

            

                  

Having a well paying job that I enjoy.

Having a supportive family where we can enjoy Thanksgiving together.

All the things I have achieved this year such as getting promoted and learning more about NLP with deep learning.

Getting rid of a lot of debt.

            
            
            
            
            

                  

My wife, 3 kids, and a loving community of friends. Sometimes hard to remember how important these people are during the ups and downs of regular life.

            

                  

We don’t generally celebrate Thanksgiving here in Germany, but perhaps we should 🙂

I’m thankful for the strength to tackle my tasks and responsibilities, many dear friends near and far and a family that is still (for the most part) close by. Also, the opportunity to spend my life working on things I enjoy and that have a positive impact on others.

            

                  

Incredibly thankful for the overwhelming opportunity we are all afforded in our industries. As many gripes and flaws we all enjoy pontificating about, there simply is no other line of work such as ours.

            
            
            

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