This time of year is a good time to be mindful of the good things in our life -- and to give thanks. So...
What are you thankful for this year?
We'd love to hear your answer in the comments. It could be anything or anyone.
And, as is now the tradition, we'll draw one person's comment at random and AOA will donate $100 to the charity of that person's choice.
OK, the Editors will start, after the jump.
Important: To be part of the drawing, you must submit your comment (that answers the question) by 5 pm on November 21, 2012. You must include a working email address (that you check regularly). The winner will be notified by 10 am on November 26 and must respond by 10 am on November 27. The choice of charity is totally subject to AOA approval (for example, we're not going to give money to People Against Puppies).
Mary: My husband. My brilliant niece and fantastic nephews. The support we get from the AOA community -- readers, contributors and advertisers. A job where I'm constantly learning something new. My husband. Awesome friends. My wonderful neighbors. Crisan. And my husband.
Greg: Watching how easily the world can just pick up a person's life and scatter it, I'm thankful to have a safe place to live and food to eat. I'm thankful for -- and very proud of -- my wife. I'm thankful for the wonderful friends and neighbors we've met in Albany. I'm thankful every time someone says they appreciate AOA or were helped by it. And I'm thankful for Otto -- he brings a lot of joy to a lot people.
We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.