I asked around the office this year, “What are you thankful for?” Here’s what people said.
“I’m thankful for Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.”
“I’m thankful for sunny Juneau days. I’m also thankful for the OT, speech therapists, para-educators and all the people that work with our autism community here in Juneau.”
“I’m thankful for getting a shower back after not having a shower for probably three months. So that’s what I’m really, really thankful for, that house renovations are almost complete. And that I’m getting heating installed in these cold days very soon.”
“I’m thankful for my friends and my family.”
“I am thankful for just being alive today, and being able to enjoy the sunshine and the possible winter wonderland coming to Juneau, Alaska, for Christmas.”
“I’m thankful for a job, and food on my table and a warm house, and friends, and great coworkers because not everybody has those things.”
“I am very thankful for my mom. This year more than ever and every year as I get older, I’m more and more thankful for her. She is my rock, she’s always there for me, she gives me great advice. And she’s a lot of fun. And she’s come to visit me every year since I moved to Juneau, Alaska. She comes to visit from Indiana.
“And I’m thankful for KTOO. I recently started working here. I’m thankful for the opportunities they’ve provided me. So far, it’s been a lot in a short amount of time. And in general, I’m thankful that they exist in Juneau, they’re a great source for news and entertainment. And I listen all the time — even when I’m not working.”