Single Gal and What are you Thankful For?

On Thanksgiving, it’s always a good time to think about what we are thankful for. Sometimes we race by in life and don’t ever take that time to ponder.  So please add what you are thankful for this Thanksgiving.

I am thankful for…

The fact that I have a job.

A fixed-rate mortgage.

Family and friends to help me through the bad times.

Two-dollar-a-gallon gasoline.

Having a great place to go on Thanksgiving and not having to cook a thing.

People ignoring the recession and helping us keep up the economy.  Case in point: I can’t find a parking spot at Valley Fair OR Santana Row.

The Sharks and their impressive 17-3 record, even with their #1 goalie hurt. 

That we can look forward to ice-skating and Christmas in the Park each year.

November’s sunny, amazing weather.

That one couple I saw in their high-rise condo in San Jose, for having the faith to buy downtown.

For restaurants trying new things even in the face of hard times.

What are you thankful for?







  1. I’m thankful that while we will be with family, eating too much, watching football, and sleeping off the turkey…. That the men and women of the San Jose Police Department will be patrolling our streets; away from their families, keeping our families safe.

    I’m thankful for the rights we have has citizen’s to peacefully dissent and protest against our governemnt which are protected by our military service members abroad and here at home by police officers.

    For those serving wheteher it be miles or thousands of miles from home…. I am thankful.

  2. I’m thankful for all the volunteers that have put in more than 4000 hours to help bring back the San Jose Municipal Rose Garden to its former glory. 

    And to the City workers who have partnered with us in this effort.  It is a new mindset and a pleasure working side by side with them.

    Next week, we will find out if the garden comes off probation from the All-American Rose Selections’, the governing board of public rose gardens, and receives National Accreditation.

    Learn about our big winter renovation project where we will be planting 600+ new roses:

  3. I have a lot to be thankful for. I have a roof over my head, food to eat, clothes to wear, a car to drive, animals that I love and love me, a loving family, wonderful friends, and a fantastic fiancé.

    I feel blessed to have excellent Police and Fire Fighters to watch over us, courageous soldiers protecting this country, and the right to speak my truth without being imprisoned or tortured. I’m grateful that I live in a country that not only allows freedom, but also has a system to ensure that those freedoms are not infringed upon.

    And finally, I’m thankful to have all of you to talk to, and learn from everyday. Like it or not we are all one big dysfunctional family! We may not always agree, but I do think of each and every one of you in a fond way. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  4. I’ll pick the obvious one:

    I’m thankful for a (near) President who doesn’t have ties to war profiteers, or the heads of ExxonChevronEnron, so our servicemen and women won’t be sent to unwinnable wars.

  5. I am thankful that Ryland Pool (and other local community pools) opened this summer, thanks to the efforts and energies of wonderful neighbors, City Staff and City Council. The local community kids had a place to go to beat the heat. Yeah!

    I am thankful for the beautiful flowers, plants, and eye popping murals that adorn First street and make it more visually appealing.

    I am grateful for the tireless efforts of folks like Terry Reilly and Pierluigi Oliverio who led the effort to bring the Municipal Rose garden back to it’s former splendor.

    I am grateful for the merchants who set up shop in the downtown, please, let’s also support them this holiday season.

    I am grateful for San Jose Inside and the many opinions I get to read.

    Have a lovely Thanksgiving/holiday everyone,


  6. I’m thankful for my beautiful wife, our health, the smell of coffee in the morning, our Jack Russell Terrier, the sonatas of Scarlatti, Ronald Reagan, the splendid Sierra Nevada, and the reliable, predictable procession of the stars and planets above with gleaming Jupiter chasing down brilliant Venus night by night in the evening sky.

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