Over here, we have a holiday called Thanksgiving that sort of kicks off the annual holiday season. It's my favorite, because it's not commercialized. There are no Thanksgiving sales, no Thanksgiving gifts, etc.
You can buy a Thanksgiving card I suppose. The holiday is centered on a big feast with lots of traditional food, and the idea that one should take some time to reflect on what one is thankful for, such as loved ones, good health, a roof over one's head, and so on.
This year, having been a rather tough year, I'm thankful for being here, still putting one foot in front of the other. I have, for the most part, good health, although various body parts are starting to rust and squeak, just like my 13 year old car.
The thing I'm MOST thankful for is stumbling across this website, back in March, when I was contemplating quitting smoking. By happenstance, I found it the day before the annual No Smoking Day and decided that it was a sign from the Universe telling me to go ahead and quit for good.
So I did, on March 14th. I quit cold turkey (how appropriate, since turkey is the centerpiece of most Thanksgiving meals). I've struggled and I've coasted and everything in between. I'm still not smoking, after 253 days, and recently successfully navigated an overwhelming (almost) personal malaise when my desire to smoke returned.
So today, on Thanksgiving, I'm grateful to you, thankful I found this site, and proud that I'm an ex-smoker.