• Maria Bailey

What Are We Thankful For?

It’s that time of year when we start to think about what we are thankful for. The holidays bring about many feelings and being thankful is a very common one. We start to look at what we are thankful for in our lives.


The meaning of THANKFUL is being pleased and relieved. It means expressing gratitude and relief. Being thankful is very individual and personal. We asked some co-workers what they are thankful for, and this was what they shared:



I am thankful for my husband and children and wonderful friends and coworkers.


I am thankful for my health, family, and my job.


I am thankful for the opportunity to serve others.


I am thankful that I have a roof over my head, that I can care for myself, that I have the things in life to make me comfortable.


OH, my there are so many things. I am grateful to be walking, grateful for my kids and grand-kiddos. Grateful for my garden – I find peace there. I am grateful to still have both my parents with me. Grateful for the best spouse ever!!! Grateful to have a job where I feel I can make a difference and help others.


I am thankful that I have not had to live in a country where there is a war going on.


For the beautiful warm sunshine in Southern Utah.


I am thankful for a purpose, someone to care for, a hobby.


I am thankful for… 1. Friends to laugh and grieve with, 2. A pain free body, 3. Southern Utah sunrises & sunset, 4. Nature and the peace it gives me, 5. Amazon Prime, 6. Hot sugar and coconut oil baths, 7. My four kids.


Now it’s your turn. What are you thankful for? Take the time to share what you are thankful for with your family and friends.


Maria Bailey is the director for the AmeriCorps Senior RSVP program with the Area Agency on Aging - Five County. Maria has been with the program for two years. While new with the RSVP program, Maria is not new to working with older adults. She has been working with older adults for over 15 years!

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