This year, I've tried to explain to my almost 3 year old what "thankful" means. She says the words "thank you," but she's never used "thankful." I told her that to be thankful was to be happy for the things she has. She seemed to get that, though her thankful/happy list definitely changes based on her mood.
One thing that I'm happy for is my family. I live with my in-laws. I'm surrounded by extended family. Only miles away are Marcus' grandparents -- so Samantha and Callie's great-grandparents. This week, for Thanksgiving, we have all of Marcus' siblings in town. It's fun. I love it. The only thing that would make it better would be if my family moved out here and were only miles away. I sometimes really miss them and wish they were closer than just a phone call away, but I feel so blessed to be surrounded by the Green side. I'm thankful for them -- I'm happy I have them nearby.