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Living In Gratitude, From Kimberly Elise & The Editors

Gratitude is the way the heart remembers kindnesses, cherished interactions with others, compassionate actions of strangers, surprise gifts, and everyday blessings.

By remembering we honor and acknowledge the many ways in which who and what we are has been shaped by others, both living and dead.

– Robert Emmons, Thanks!

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Kimberly Elise and the editors of are sharing what they are thankful for.

We hope that you share what you are thankful for in the comments below!

Kimberly Elise, Actress


Kimberly Elise with friends and family at “Almost Christmas” premiere

I am thankful for all the friends I’ve made along my life’s journey, for with them I have had great partners in learning living and loving
I am thankful for all the animal friends I’ve had over the years for they have taught me about patience and the power of showing love over simply  speaking it.

Read more articles by Kimberly Elise


Ajableu Oldham, Executive Editor

I’m thankful for all of the amazing traveling I’ve done this year. Visiting New Orleans, Montreal, Iowa, and other cities opened my mind and my heart.
I’m also thankful for my studio apartment in Los Angeles, which has allowed me to learn about myself in new ways.

Read more articles by Ajableu


Elizabeth Toy, Associate Editor

I’m thankful for technology, which has changed the way we communicate and helped me keep in touch
with friends and family across the globe instantly, making it easier to “be there” for each other.

Read more articles by Elizabeth


Ericka K Jones, Editorial Intern

I’m extraordinarily grateful for the gift of love and the freedom I have to express it and share it with others. I have so much gratitude for the
amazing people I get to do life with and for the joy that is consistent in my life no matter the circumstances.

Read more articles by Ericka


Zeila Edrial, Editorial Intern

I am thankful for having a strong support system that is here for me whenever life
becomes overwhelming. I am also thankful for having good health.

Read more articles by Zeila


Now, tell Kimberly and her team what you are thankful for this Thanksgiving.

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  • Reply
    Christi Sutton
    November 20, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    @TeamKimberly.. I am so thankful for life itself.. I have all my children here with me and they are my everything.. After the list of my mother a year ago, I felt life could not go on.. My kids make me want to be more do more and keep going.. I am so thankful for them.. In life we may not understand why things happen when they do but just trust the plan of the most high.. It was necessary to go through it..

    • Reply
      Elizabeth Toy
      November 22, 2016 at 1:26 am

      Hi Christi,
      We’re so sorry to hear about your loss; that must have been so tough to lose your mom!
      But you are teaching your kids such important life lessons by maintaining your positive attitude and showing true grit to get through hard times.
      Cheers to you!


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