We asked our readers... What are you thankful for?
It's Thanksgiving, a time to reflect on what we're most thankful for in life, and to express gratitude for those things that make us happy. We at the Focus are thankful for you, our readers, and the opportunity you give us every week to share your stories.
This past week, reporter Connie Vandermay hit the streets asking the people of Perham and the surrounding areas to answer the question, "What are you thankful for?" Click on the individual files to see their responses.
Responses from our Facebook friends are below:
"Great neighbors that asked us over for Thanksgiving dinner together!!!" -Darcy James Cribb, Dent
"I am thankful for the opportunities that I have been blessed with. Family, friends and school mates." -Cindy Brown Doll, Perham
"I am thankful for my family, the great families I work with, and our amazing community!" -Christine King-Geleneau, Perham
"Not getting caught!" -Tony Doll, Perham
"Family and friends!" -Richard Schroer, Brainerd
"I am thankful for my husband, who has been my rock; my twin girls, who are my everything; my parents, who have been there for me for everything; and the rest of my friends and family, for everything. Without them I wouldn't be who I am today... Thank you!" -Lynn Johnsen Monk, Fargo
"I am thankful, first, for my wonderful caring man, second, my three awesome children, my boys, a soon to be daughter-in-law, close family, but most of all, my Mom...she gave me life and knows me better than anyone else! Thank you Mom for knowing what I need to hear even when I am so stubborn! I love you! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!" -Kimberly Hoskins, Perham
"My sobriety." -Michael Mindermann, Vergas
"I am thankful that I am never bored and I learn something new every day." -Marcia Norstebon Davis, Dent
"I am thankful for family and for the friends who invited me to their home for Thanksgiving. It will truly be a blessed day." -Susan Schons Kawlewski, Ottertail