Readers share what they are grateful for

November 27, 2013
  • Costa Mesa resident Bob Tetreault is thankful for his kids, Brian and Natalie.
Costa Mesa resident Bob Tetreault is thankful for his… (Bob Tetreault )

In honor of Thanksgiving, the Daily Pilot asked readers what are they thankful for. Below are their edited answers.

As Thanksgiving approaches, what I am thankful for this year? Let me share and express my thanks:

•I was breathing and, in general, feeling pretty healthy.

•My wife gave me a kiss this morning and told me she loved me.

•Both of my children have great jobs and are safe and well.

•I am a citizen of a great nation, and I get to vote every year on how to make it better.

•A good friend called last Friday and invited me to go out to lunch. (I have a friend.)

•My home is safe, warm, secure and paid for.

•Today I ate breakfast, lunch and dinner. (Many people won't get meals today.)

•I got an email from a former student of mine recommending me to do consulting work for his company.


•I just successfully completed a consulting project involving the search, recruitment and placement of a vice president of operations for a client of mine.

•I am working from my own home office. President Obama works from the White House, whereas I work from the Brown House.

I realize how rich I really am, and I am truly thankful for all that I have.

Al Morelli

Costa Mesa


My neighborhood is rife with blessings: my cordial neighbors of diverse backgrounds; the school soccer field down the street around which we walk every evening; the tree silhouettes there, backlit by sunsets or moonlight.

I am thankful for and proud of my gainfully employed son, who grew up here. And how lucky to be married to a man who takes the time to drive us to a wilder place like Crystal Cove to see a white-tailed Kite sitting on a tall shrub, the shimmering Pacific Ocean, a mother with her polka-dot-skirted girls. Daily thanksgiving for life on Earth.

Teresa Cullen



I am thankful for a loving wife and children who inspire me to be a better husband, father and person.

Doug Stevens

Newport Beach


I am thankful for the Daily Pilot, the thinking-man's newspaper. Maybe that is hyperbole but where else in print can a reader find concise erudition on a regular basis? Unfiltered, fresh and useful is the Daily Pilot.

Our area is home to some of the most interesting people in the world, and in the Daily Pilot we rediscover that every week.

Ross Melin

Newport Beach


Wow, where do I start?

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