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  • And you're going to kind of interview us, right?

  • - Right. - Okay, great.

  • Is my hat blocking my eyes?

  • Oh, it's okay. How's my hair?

  • (man 1) Your hair's great.

  • Okay. So, ready?

  • Marker.

  • I'm thankful for my job, my health, wife, dog, and family.

  • That's about it.

  • I don't know where to begin.

  • I love wonderful weather. Why do you have to sweat; why do you have to freeze?

  • It's a beautiful day like today--it's perfect.

  • What more do you want?

  • I'm thankful when the MTA works and I can get to class or work on time.

  • I'm thankful for my minivan.

  • Or when I can get a seat on the train.

  • Lunch and breakfast and dinner--I'm grateful for that.

  • (man 4) Or when someone doesn't get in a fight on the train.

  • Well, he's thankful for muffins and doughnuts.

  • Oh, yeah, doughnuts and muffins.

  • If you're skating on the street and a cab sticks his head out of the window

  • and says, "Get off the road"--

  • I'm thankful when that doesn't happen.

  • Thankful for my health, my life, and my family.

  • I'm thankful for a bed

  • because I've been sleeping on the floor

  • for the last couple of months and I still don't

  • have one, so when I get one, which will hopefully be

  • before Thanksgiving, that's when I'll be psyched out.

  • Just simple, intelligent conversation means a lot to me.

  • And home, if I ever get to go home.

  • I haven't been home in, I don't know, months;

  • I don't remember.

  • That's what I'm thankful for.

  • (Elder Dallin H. Oaks) We should thank God

  • for our adversities and pray for guidance in meeting them.

  • It is all part of the plan.

  • I love the musical and motion picture Fiddler on the Roof.

  • There, a wonderful Jewish father sings, "If I were a rich man."

  • His memorable prayer concludes with this pleading question:

  • "Lord who made the lion and the lamb,

  • "you decreed I should be what I am.

  • Would it spoil some vast eternal plan

  • if I were a wealthy man?"

  • Yes, Tevye, it might.

  • Let us give thanks for what we are

  • and for the circumstances God has given us

  • for our personal journey through mortality.

  • I'm thankful for the life and the love

  • that Jesus Christ has given me as my personal Savior.

  • I'm thankful for too many things.

  • It would take like hours to start.

  • I can send you a list via e-mail or something like that.

  • I have both my parents.

  • They're in love.

  • I'm thankful for that example of, you know,

  • how relationships should be after 36 years.

  • Well, I just celebrated my first wedding anniversary

  • with my husband in September, and I'm thankful

  • for having a wonderful husband.

  • I'm thankful for macaroni and cheese.

  • I'm thankful for it because, obviously, it's a very funny

  • sounding food, but it's also a very heartwarming thing for me

  • because my mother used to make macaroni and cheese

  • for me every week when I was in kindergarten.

  • I'm grateful for my life.

  • I'm glad to be here on this planet at this time.

  • Well, I'm thankful for God's creation and what He has done for us.

  • I'm thankful for future opportunities.

  • Yep.

  • This year, I'm extremely thankful for my two healthy baby boys that were born back in May.

  • After a rough start, it's a bit of a miracle that both are alive.

  • If you have a hard time, you can always overcome that.

  • There's always positive in the future, you know what I mean?

  • So that's what I'm thankful for.

  • And I'm extremely thankful for my job and support

  • from my family and friends during the hardest time of my life.

  • (Elder Oaks) When we understand that God offers us opportunities

  • for blessings and blesses us through our own adversities

  • and the adversities of others, we can understand why

  • He has commanded us again and again to thank the Lord Thy God in all things.

And you're going to kind of interview us, right?

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In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

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