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Inspiring Gratitude

It's always interesting to see how people respond when we post a new item on Bread's Facebook fan page. Sometimes something we think is really fascinating gets almost no response. And occasionally a random question sparks a long conversation among our fans.

One of our posts yesterday reminded us of something we already knew, but certainly enjoyed remembering: Bread supporters are some of the most awesome people in the world.

We asked, “What are you grateful for?” The responses poured in quickly and reminded us of your caring, compassion, and values. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Winter has been harsh on so many people -- I am grateful for the many helping hands that reach out to those hardest hit by snow, cold temps ... those without adequate heat, food, shelter, health care, transportation.
  • I'm grateful for so many things. Fulfilling and meaningful work comes to mind. I'm thankful for a G-d who is faithful, even when I am not.
  • I am grateful to also have a warm home, food, my friends and family, to have health insurance, and for unemployment benefits.
  • I am grateful that I have a job and that it is meaningful employment. But especially, I am thankful for a family and faith community that brought me up to share what I have with those that have nothing.

No one was thankful for an awesome car, an upcoming luxury vacation, or the latest high-tech gadget. Instead, folks expressed appreciation for the true gifts in life: family, shelter, food, faith, helping others, and being of service.

Thank you all for who you are.

If you aren’t already a Bread fan on Facebook, come on over and join the conversation at www.bread.org/facebook.

And if Facebook just isn’t for you, tell us here: What are YOU grateful for?


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