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(📷: Hector Chacon)

WHAT YOU TOLD US YOU’RE THANKFUL FOR

Earlier this week we asked you to tell us what you’re most thankful for, and we’ve rounded up your answers below. Thanks to everyone who shared their gratitude with us!

✨  I am grateful to this city for pushing me to change and see change and accept change. This has kept me grounded in the present. I’m reminded daily that everything around us is temporary, from the skyline to the weather to the people who live here, and to enjoy what’s in front of me right now.
– Marika Malaea

📚  I am thankful for the way Seattle does neighborhoods. So many with different personalities and charm. I am thankful to know all my neighbors and local shop owners and still be so close to downtown and great public transportation. And I’m thankful for all the great bookstores we have in Seattle!
– Lynn Beaumont

👧  I’m thankful for the neon Rapunzel mermaid on the side of the Fremont bridge control tower (when driving south across the bridge, right in the middle). She makes my morning commute every day.
– Rachel Weise

🏡  I’m grateful for my neighborhood and those who advocate for green spaces, greenways, safer walkways, equitable housing, transportation, and the seemingly innocuous budget changes that could shortchange an area. For those who give so much to their community even when they themselves have challenges.
– Jesús Segura

👟  I’m so incredibly grateful for the November Project Seattle community. It was the first place I found “my people” 3+ years ago, and every week I’m thankful to those who show up to take part in the workouts. No matter how dark, how wet, or how cold, being greeted with a hug and having someone saying “I’m glad you’re here” never, EVER gets old.
– Jess Lyons

And last but certainly not least, here’s a delightful note from reader Jet…

❤️  [A year ago,] we turned our lives upside down to move here from North Carolina. I had gotten a job at a Big Tech company. They moved me out here, but a few months later, we mutually agreed it wasn’t working out. Here we were, in a new city with very few friends or resources, facing unemployment and home insecurity despite coming out here with high hopes and a fat paycheck.

The next several months blew my mind and humbled me completely, from the kind barista who comped my lunch when she found out I’d lost my job, to the numerous professional people who took meetings with me and did their best to help me network, to the friend I had barely met who offered my whole family (4 people, 2 dogs, and 2 cats!) a home to stay in for 3 months after our lease expired. … I have experienced nothing but generosity and compassion, in a city that’s known for its chilly reception to newcomers.

I’m now fully employed again, but I could not have done it without the kindness of multiple strangers and near-strangers who shared their resources with us. … Seattle is home now, and for that I am very thankful!
– Jet

Look out for another special edition newsletter tomorrow when we’ll share what we at Team Evergrey are thankful for. (Spoiler alert: You’re on the list).

HERE’S WHAT’S COMING UP

PARTNER EVENTS

♥️   Wednesday Nov. 28: Fine tune your emotional intelligence at this Impact Hub Lunch + Learn (Pioneer Square)

🍸  Wednesday, Nov. 28: Listen to our mayor, Jenny Durkan, reflect on her first year in office at Seattle CityClub’s final Civic Cocktail of the year (Belltown)

🎉  Thursday, Nov. 29: Celebrate The Evergrey’s second birthday with food, drinks, activities, and loads of love for the 206. (Capitol Hill) — Don’t miss it!

👔  Thursday, Nov. 29: Look good and feel good at this Men’s Fashion Workshop with Foundation and Seattle Gents (Downtown)

💋  Tuesday, Dec. 4: Discuss how we romance in turbulent times at this Foundation event all about sex, relationships, and dating in 2018 (Capitol Hill) 🆕

AROUND TOWN

TODAY ~ THANKSGIVING
🍴  Celebrate Thanksgiving with your neighbors at this community potluck (Hillman City)
🏞  Put on your coolest sweatband and run a 5K to Golden Gardens (Ballard)
🎈  Take your tots for a run before you feast (Montlake)
💪  Hit the gym — and support a local food justice org (Roosevelt) 🆕
🍺  Skip dinner to sip a cold beer and nom on doughnuts (Georgetown) 🆕
🏞  Run to earn your turkey dinner and support an Eastside food bank (Bellevue) 🆕


TOMORROW
🎟  Go watch Annie at the 5th Avenue Theatre — through Dec. 30 (Downtown)
🎈  See Santa and lots of floats at the Macy’s Day parade (Downtown)
🍴  Grab a po’boy and sip sangria at Seattle’s social justice library (Beacon Hill)
🎈  Watch the big downtown Christmas trees light up (Downtown and Bellevue)
🎶  Rock out to this live tribute to The Last Waltz (University District)
🎈  Get dazzled at this giant holiday maze and market (SoDo)
🎈  Take the fam to decorate cookies at Pike Place (Downtown)
🎟  Get a little saucy at this holiday burlesque dinner show (Downtown) 🆕
👋  Wrap up your shopping by supporting black-owned businesses (All over) 🆕


SATURDAY
👋  Take a deep breath at this forest therapy walk with fellow LGBTQ+ Seattleites (Montlake)
🎈  Shop small at this market and virtual reality pop-up (Beacon Hill)
🍴  Nibble on happy hour bites at this holiday food walk (International District)
💃  Dance it out to Britney Spears and your other fave pop hits (Capitol Hill)
👋  Find a gift for your favorite nerds at this geeky market — through Sunday (Sand Point)
🎈  Sip hot cocoa, nibble on doughnuts, and meet Santa (International District) 🆕
👋  Cross the bridge to support small businesses in the Junction (West Seattle) 🆕
🎈  Take the kids to hear stories about gratitude and support a book drive (Capitol Hill) 🆕


SUNDAY
🎟  Embrace the supernatural at Twilight Zone LIVEthrough Dec. 15 (Belltown)
🎨  Get your holiday shopping done early at this Native arts fair (West Seattle)
🎟  Head to the theatre for a film noir-inspired holiday thriller — through Dec. 24 (Green Lake)
🎟  Catch the finale of the Seattle International Comedy Competition (Downtown) 🆕

Going to one of these? Take us with you! Email a pic to [email protected] or tag #theevergrey on Instagram. Learn what our emojis mean here, see more upcoming events on our events page, and add your own events with an Evergrey membership. Is an event sold out? Hit reply to let us know and we’ll update the listing in tomorrow’s newsletter.

AND OUR STATE’S MOST-SEARCHED THANKSGIVING PHRASE IS…

…“Family restaurant”? 🤔That’s according to Google, which released a map showing “the most uniquely popular” Thanksgiving Day searches in each state.

Whether that’s because we really love spending time with our families out on the town OR dread doing dishes when we’re already in a food coma, well, that’s up to you, Seattle. 😉

Gobble up all that gratitude today. We’re grateful for you.

— The Evergrey


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