What are you thankful for? That's the question I asked most, but also mixed in is a story about two dead hermit crabs, some awesome background dancing, and some wonderful loving moments. It is fifth-graders, and they have something to say...


I ran around the internet-machine looking for people being thankful, and I found these four thank you letters I really really liked...

1) HUGH JACKMAN upon winning an award show recently thanked his wife Deborra-Lee Furness without using the word. 

You believed in me when I couldn’t. You’ve loved me with a passion and a depth that I didn’t even know existed — and I don’t think I felt that I deserved. You have pushed and encouraged me when I was scared to venture out. You have smiled me into smiling. You have sung me into singing. You have loved me into loving and like everything I do in my life, I share this with you. I love you. (Just Jared)

2) English author and poet SYLVIA TOWNSEND WARNER to a friend after receiving a Christmas gift.

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...But what I like best of all about my matchbox is that it is an empty one. I have often thought how much I should enjoy being given an empty house in Norway, what pleasure it would be to walk into those bare wood-smelling chambers, walls, floor, ceiling, all wood, which is after all the natural shelter of man, or at any rate the most congenial. And when I opened your matchbox which is now my matchbox and saw that beautiful clean sweet-smelling empty rectangular expanse it was exactly as though my house in Norway had come true; with the added advantage of being just the right size to carry in my hand. (Letters of Note)

3) Jim Morrison, lead singer of the Doors, to his mother in 1954, when he was 10

Dear Mother,

As Easter rolls around each year, I think of how you have helped me face all the many hardships in my life. I only wish I could put on paper how much I appreciate the help and love you have given me through my life.

Love, Jim

(Letters of Note)

4) Author of Big Friendly Giant, James and the Giant Peach, etc, Roald Dahl, after receiving a bottle of oil, glitter, and colored water from a 7-year-old fan.

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Dear Amy,

I must write a special letter and thank you for the dream in the bottle. You are the first person in the world who has sent me one of these and it intrigued me very much. I also liked the dream. Tonight I shall go down to the village and blow it through the bedroom window of some sleeping child and see if it works.

With love from,

Roald Dahl

(Letters of Note)

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