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!
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).