Giving thanks today

When I’m worried and I can’t sleep,

I count my blessings instead of sheep,

And I fall asleep counting my blessings.

When my bankroll is getting small,

I think of when I had none at all,

And I fall asleep counting my blessings.

– Irving Berlin

There’s a lot to be thankful for this holiday and so we asked members of the Times-Republican staff to share their blessings with our readers. Here are some of their responses:

“I am thankful for my wonderful family, friends and my job.” – Amber Hill

“Thankful for my wonderful family, and all of our military and their families.” – LeAnn Siemens

“Thankful for my family and friends.” – Sandy Plummer

“I am thankful for my kids, our health and family. And I want world peace!” – Lisa Buffington

“I am thankful for my sweet baby boy and all the support from my family.” – Jessica Slifer

“I am thankful for my family and friends and dog.” – Candace Carmer

“I am thankful to live in America!” – Jane Engel

“My family; our veterans and service people for their courage and sacrifices.” – Virginia Johnson

“I’m thankful for my happy, healthy family.” – Becky Merschbrock

“For my awesome staff.” – Randy Cutright

“I am thankful for coffee, chocolate my Grandma Ginger’s canning skills.” – Brooke Tice

“My family and friends!” – Deanna Davis

“My wife and two daughters!” – Mike Donahey

“My wife, family and pets.” – Russ Miller

“My Savior, my family, my health and my friends of which I count as many.” – Kathy Beane

“I am thankful for the support Marshalltown has show me since my arrival.” – Jeff Hutton

To all our readers, Happy Thanksgiving!