Everyone, Go Around the Table and Say What You're Thankful for—Something, Anything, Please

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Corinne Caputo and Eli Grober humorously imagine a family listing Thanksgiving blessings during the coronavirus pandemic.
I know that this year was not what we expected it to be, but, before we carve this magnificent turkey, I think that we should go around the table and say what we're thankful for.

Someone, say something. Anything.

Please.

O.K., I'll kick us off! I'm thankful that we're gathered together, even if most of us are here virtually—hi, Grandma Ellie! Grandma, we can only see your forehead. Move the screen down or move your head up! Ah, you did both, and now I only see your chin. You know what? Never mind. It's fine. Who else is thankful for something? Anyone? Seriously?

Uncle Steve, didn't you get a promotion this year? Oh, right, and then the whole company went under because of the global pandemic. Because your job was at a kissing booth at the state fair. Gosh, that's horrible.

What about you, Chloe? You're probably thankful to have all this time to read now, right?…
Corinne Caputo, Eli Grober
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