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It has been said that gratitude is the open door to abundance -- and, if CBC reader feedback is any indication, the doors were wide open across the country this weekend.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are a few things for which our community members are thankful -- from 58th wedding anniversaries and fall football to beautiful landscapes and friendly woodpeckers.
We also received several beautiful written responses.
In one particularly touching email, Virginia Brucker of Nanoose Bay, B.C., told us about the small food bank she runs with her husband in their community.
"As we sit down with friends for our Thanksgiving dinner this year, we will reflect on the many things we enjoy that our clients at the food bank do not have," she wrote, adding that many things people take for granted -- like healthy teeth and eating each day -- are things her clients would truly appreciate.
"We know that even with food banks, many Canadians are hungry. We are thankful for a roof over our heads, because some of our clients live in campers, ancient travel trailers, or an unfinished garage."
Virginia said that she loves Canada and is grateful to live in such a beautiful country, but that she also worries that the gap between the rich and the poor continues to grow.
'We know that even with food banks, many Canadians are hungry ... While we are thankful for the support of those who donate to us, we truly wish that food banks were not needed.'-- Virginia Brucker Nanoose Bay, B.C.
"I hope that CBC's readers will remember their food bank this Thanksgiving. While we are thankful for the support of those who donate to us, we truly wish that food banks were not needed."
Dovescry shared gratitude for a family in good health, employment, and a brand new grandson, while Babyman took a more humorous approach.
"I am thankful I am not a turkey."
A big thank you to everyone who took the time to send in their stories and photos! We are certainly grateful for all the Canadians that make up our wonderful CBC community
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