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What Are YOU Thankful for?

November 28, 2011

If you’re like me, you’re still slowly recovering from volunteering with your friends and family, eating too many turkey leftovers, and shopping like a mad man. This was all known as: Thanksgiving 2011. Well, as you get back into your weekly routine of serving your community, we wanted to say a HUGE “Thank You” to all of you as Alums of National Service.

Without the work that you all have done for our country, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do in continuing to advocate the advancement of AmeriCorps and its alumni leaders.

Prior to Thanksgiving, we asked you all, “What are you thankful for from your year of service?” and the responses were very gratifying. Check them out below:

On Facebook, Katelyn shared that her “2 years of service made me thankful for a warm home, food on the table, healthy children/relationships, and the feeling of being safe!” She always felt that she was a thankful person, but her service term changed her life and helped her to always count her blessings.

Steve shared that he was grateful for his AmeriCorps Service because while serving in 96-97, “the people that empowered me to help people and myself” helped to shape him into the man he is today. Fourteen years later, his niece is a current AmeriCorps member, and he couldn’t be more proud!

Alums were also thankful for the friendship and lasting bonds they were able to make during their years of service. Sarah shares that she’s thankful for her teammate and best friend. Even after 10 years of being an Alum, their friend ship is still going strong. On twitter, @jimbob90210, shared a similar story. He’s thankful for the 2 best friends he made during his year of service. A decade later, they still remain the best of friends!

@Mouseydew also appreciated that her service allowed her to travel and see the central parts of the US and @amandadawnrawr shares that her last year as a VISTA was an invaluable experience.

What are you thankful for from your year of service?

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