With Thanksgiving approaching this week and in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, The Epoch Times asked New Yorkers what are they most thankful for this year, and why?
Rachid Belachgar, Manhattan, 29, Owner of a wholesale clothing warehouse
Just thankful for being and getting by in these hard times. My business was affected by the hurricane but thankfully my home was not. However, things are still not back to normal with my business. Not many people have been traveling into the city, but you have to carry on and do what you can.
Vanessa C., Brooklyn, Bartender/Artist
I am thankful for my clarity of mind. I have been learning more in-depth about people’s power struggles in relationships, so for me when I am able to have a better perspective and clarity, I can focus on creating beauty and goodness.
Robert Stephen, Manhattan, 62, Song Writer
I am thankful for another year of safety and the growing change of our world. We live in a technologically civilized era, and through our technology we continue to develop ways to secure our safety.
James Gibney, 25, Manhattan, Software Company
In this day and age I am thankful that I am employed and am able to pay for my own rent.
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