To celebrate this Thanksgiving Day, we bring you the thoughts of some of your neighbors as they talk about what they're thankful for...KSMU's Missy Shelton compiled this collection of thanksgiving and we begin with students at Rountree Elementary School in Springfield.
-I'm thankful for the food we're going to have. The big feast and my family and friends. I'm thankful I go to Rountree.
-I'm thankful for Thanksgiving because of the turkey, getting together with your family.
-I'm thankful for my mom's birthday. It's on Thanksgiving. I'm thankful for my cat and dog.
-I'm thankful for football because I can watch it every Sunday afternoon.
-I'm thankful for my family and friends and my puppy named Gus and my toys and my house.
-I'm thankful for just being here at Rountree. You get to play with your friends. You get to learn lots of information from nice teachers. We have a very nice teacher.
-I'm thankful for my family.
-I'm thankful for my family because I love them.
Missouri State Students:
-I'm thankful for my friends and family that I can count on to support me and have been there for me my entire life.
-I'm thankful I'll be graduating in one month.
Campus Shuttle Driver:
-Most thankful I am for my good health, even more so for my mother who is now 93 years old and my children. That's a lot to be thankful for.
-I'm thankful for the country we live in, the people we have around us, the friendly neighborhood we have in Springfield. I'm thankful for the place we live and that we have a country that we can be free to do what we want to do within boundaries. And I'm thankful the Lord saved me years ago and that I have a happy life.
-I'm thankful for pretty much the same things my husband said. I'm also thankful for all my friends and family, thankful that we have this time of year to remember that we should be thankful for everything we have and for all the blessings we have.
-I'm thankful for waking up this morning.
-I'm thankful for my family and my kids.
-I'm thankful for being alive, to be alive and have the good things some people don't have in life...and that's being free in the USA.
-I'm thankful for my family and the men and women serving overseas.
-I'm thankful for the country we live in and for my health and for just my family and the little things.
-I'm thankful for music.
-I'm thankful for my family, my two little granddaughters and health and all the blessings of the year that the Lord's given to me.
-I'm thankful to be alive at my age. I'm going on 81 and I can get around good and drive my car. And then I'm thankful for my wife and my family. They've brought a lot of happiness to me. Springfield's been good to me. I went to school here, taught and coached and I've enjoyed my life and meeting people like you.