What Are You Thankful For?

At The Carter Center, we are thankful for all that has been accomplished over the last year: historic elections in Sudan and Tunisia; the end of Guinea worm disease in Ghana; the first graduating class of mental health workers in Liberia; and so much more.

None of this would have been possible without you–our friends and supporters. Your ongoing generosity makes The Carter Center a life-changing force for millions of people around the world, and we want to say “thank you.”

Please watch our thank-you video >

During this season, what are you thankful for? Share your thoughts with us below.

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    Michele Duffy on November 15, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I am thankful for people like Jimmy & Rosalyn who live authentic lives of integrity, generosity & kindness. I am thankful for my loving husband, children, family, friends, clients, and all of my Tibetan teachers that taught me how to live skillfully and happily.

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    Franny Koski on November 15, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I’m thankful to be associated with a stellar former President and First Lady who work tirelessly to wage peace, cure disease, and stand up to the powerful and deeply harmful Israel lobby. I am a Jewish supporter of the Carters. I support Palestinian rights in full, and the efforts of Palestinians, Israelis, the Carters, and others who are truly working for peace.

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    Charlotte Scot on November 15, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I am thankful I had the privilege of working for President Carter in 1975-77. As more and more of George Bush’s actions spiral our country into a deep “malaise” I look back to President Carter for his intelligent, reasoned approach to national and world issues. I have donated a painting for the Carter Center’s upcoming auction and I hope it will help (in a small way) to keep the visions of President and Mrs. Carter skyrocketing forward.

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    Linda Knight on November 15, 2011 at 2:39 pm

    I am thankful that in a world of war, poverty, and prejudice, we have the Carters. They lead us by example to live simply and love one another fully.

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    Leonard Skov on November 15, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    It is exciting to see, learn and experience the outcomes of your dedicated work. I am encouraged to see not only direct support and help, but also projects that teach, empower and produce capacity building all across the world.
    Dr. Leonard Skov
    Retired Dean of the College of Education
    University of Nebraska at Kearney

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    Wendy on November 15, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Like the others I am thankful for the model and inspiration of President and Mrs. Carter that even as I move this year to retirement I have much good work I can do in this needing world.

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    Barbara Karwhite on November 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    “Despite growing knowledge of how to diagnose and treat mental illnesses, myths and misperceptions about these disorders persist, leading to stigma and discrimination toward those who suffer from them.” From your blog. That statement is sad but true. I appreciate and am grateful for Rosalyn’s efforts in this area. On a general note, there are so many areas of humanity and the environment that need undivided attention it is truly mind boggling. I am sitting here able to write this letter, I have a roof over my head, a job, and can make my house payment. I am grateful these days just for the basics I used to take for granted. BK

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    Barbara Reynolds on November 15, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    I am thankful for the Carters and the tireless work they do to make our world a better place. They, more than anyone else, exemplify the impact that elders in our society can make. They inspire me to make a difference. To Mrs. Carter, I give special thanks for her work on mental health issues. I struggle with depression daily, and I am so grateful for all she has done to decrease the stigma of mental illness and open avenues for treatment.

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    Pamela Jaye Smith on November 15, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    I am thankful that President and Mrs. Carter are bringing lofty visions into physical dense reality through their dedication and inspiring leadership. They are illustrating that humans can change human situations for the better and that we can affect nature in our favour.

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    Miss Vinay Duggal on November 15, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    I am thankful for the Wisdom and diplomacy that the Carters have used( and continue to use) to achieve Peace in Palestine and restore the nation to her preoccupation borders.

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    Ann Hadfield on November 15, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    It is an honor and a privelege to be able to help support the Carter Center. I was a supporter of Jimmy Carter when he ran for the presidency in 1976 and in 1980. A man of insight and of conscience, I still support his many good works around the world. He and Mrs. Carter are exceptional individuals.

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    JoyAnn Murphy on November 15, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I am thankful for living in a country that empowered us to be able to elect a President of Jimmy Carter’s caliber and I am grateful to him and his loving wife for using their energies to assist various world communities to overcome basic problems, Their efforts truly exemplify the best moral principles of this nation. Thank you Mister President and Mrs. Carter. You keep me proud to be an American at an unsettling time in our history.

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    Didier on November 15, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Mister President,
    Madam,

    I’m impressed to see all the work you and your foundation are doing around the World.

    I would like to share my experience as observer and defender of human rights with you.

    How can I apply?

    I thank you very much.

    Best regards.

    Didier Digneffe

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    Barbara Miliaras on November 15, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I am so grateful for the work you both do and to be part of the Carter experience. While all the world may be in an apocalyptic mood, I fee strongly that the world moves (perhaps inches would be a better word) almost imperceptibly but moves nevertheless towards justice, peace and democracy.

    Thank you for everything you do.

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    Marcia Sessions on November 15, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I am thankful for President & Mrs. Carter. They are outstanding former President & First Lady. I recall how quietly, meaning no fanfare & their not encouraging attention on them, but on what they & others in the Carter Center & beyond are doing FOR the world. “Waging Peace” is what the world needs. I am also thankful that I am involved in helping abused or threatened animals the world over: dogs, cats, elephants in circuses and all animals in zoos, cheetahs, wild horses, donkeys (the most abused domestic animal in the world). They are our neighbors too. They have no voice but our own. Be kind, don’t forget to help them.

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    Bonnie on November 15, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I am thankful for the gift of life. I am also grateful to The Carter Center, President and Mrs. Carter, for founding an organization in which we can help, in our own small ways, to ease the burdens of suffering others.

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    Maureen DeLoach on November 15, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    I am thankful for President and Mrs. Carter for caring about what is most important–waging peace and eliminating suffering. God bless you both as well as all those who serve the Carter Center.

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    Barbara Eickhoff on November 15, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    I am grateful for my family, my friends, for the Internet that lets me keep intention with friends wherever they live. I am grateful I live in the USA!

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    Grandma Lane on November 15, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I am thankful for President and Mrs. Carter, who are living examples of their faith. I am thankful for my children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, all healthy and thriving. Would that all children in this world could look forward to peace and good health.

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    Janice Herman on November 15, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    I am thankful for all the smiling faces I saw on the Carter Center video. People smile when then have been blessed with the goodness and love of God and others who care. I am grateful for people who help each other.

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    Meta Sternberg on November 15, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    I am thankful for people like President and Mrs. Carter, who dedicate their lives to helping the less fortunate and for motivating others to do the same. You have been an inspiration to me for many years.

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    Robin Waldroop on November 15, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Of all the people I know, there are only three or four people that truly walk the walk and talk the talk. Two of those people are President and Mrs. Carter. When I think about Christian values, especially in today’s world, it is always the Carters that I think of who project those Christian values. They are humble, yet they inspire. They are well known around the world, yet they are modest. They use their good fortune to carry out the tireless mission of helping others, in al aspects of life, here the United States and around the World.
    I had the very good fortune of meeting President and Mrs. Carter and achieving one of my life goals by doing so. I am so thankful for their faith, charity and values because they inspire me to be a better person.

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    John McLane on November 15, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    I am thankful for President and Mrs. Carter. Also, I am thankful for everyone connected with The Carter Center. Thanks for your efforts to improve lives around the world.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    Joan Kramer on November 15, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    I first want to say that I was raised by a Southern Baptist from North Carolina who told me “never trust a white southern Baptist” which she later took back when President and Mrs. Carter took the world stage. I am thankful that the Carters speak for those without a voice, for those who are ignored and even vilified, for those who would certainly be dead without your valiant efforts. You have restored my faith in people. Thank you.

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    Susan Davis on November 15, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    I am very grateful to be able to listen Jimmy Carter’s wonderful book on CD, “Beyond The White House” which has truly enlightened me to what The Carter Center is doing around the world. It is a fabulous reminder of how each of us makes the world what it is and how we can all help change it for the better.

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    Elisse Diane De Sio on November 15, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    When I gaze at the beautiful creation and Planet Earth, I am extremely grateful to the Creator, Almighty God Jehovah, for granting us these pleasures. Additionally, I appreciate the wonderful humanitarian work that President and Mrs. Carter have performed their entire lives. God bless you and the associates at The Carter Center for your compassion and devotion to mankind.

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    Valerie Herr on November 15, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Dear President and Mrs Carter,

    I feel humbled by your energies on behalf of the world’s poor and disestablished. Thank you most profoundly for keeping the projects going and keeping your work in the political forefront. We should all be better served with a little more attention devoted to other peoples in other places.

    I met you once in Madrid, 1980, just before the election. I’ve never forgotten the honor of meeting both of you, also Amy!

    . God Bless,

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    Shirley Peters on November 15, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    I am thankful for the privilege in joining President and Mrs. Carter in my small way as they wage peace and work to eliminate suffering in so many ways throughout the world. It is with pride that I can count them as fellow Americans. Also, I am grateful for my family and friends and for the freedom that we enjoy in the USA. President and Mrs. Carter you are truly an inspiration beyond measure and thank God for you – for your intelligence, your dedication and your committment.

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    Nancy McCord on November 15, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I am thankful for all of God’s people. white, brown, black. We are all one human race. I am thankful for my gifts of compassion and patience so that I can better help those who suffer. I love you, Carter family, for all that you have done all over the world. I would love so much to meet you!

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    Christi Berger on November 15, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I can’t even begin to list my blessings. I give thanks for my family, for those who stay involved in so many worthy causes, and lastly because I was lucky enough to come to live where I am. Thank You to the Carters for all you have done now and in the years past!

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    Shirley Wuchter on November 15, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I would like to thank the Carters for all that they have done over the years to make this a better world. I appreciate your vision, your focus, your faith-filled commitment and your passions. You think globally and see our world as one. God bless you.
    From an admirer of yours,

    Shirley

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    Vladimir Ushakoff on November 16, 2011 at 1:20 am

    I am thankful for having discovered the philosophy of Yoga beliefs. I’m just a novice in it but I accept the action of living with interactions with others beliefs and accompanying thoughts. I ignore any poor, even distasteful attitude with me, taking it as it is delivered, even silent rejections for my thoughts and actions. I find that I am more content with my new found ability to take what comes and harbor some sadness for the other person’s way and realize that the persons are damaging their own systems by their own thoughtlessness. That’s my biggest accomplishment in my latter years.

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    Salome Gregory on November 16, 2011 at 1:47 am

    I thank you all at the Cartet Center, the photos are real and so moved. I like the photo of three beatiful young girls.

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    Carole B. Weller on November 16, 2011 at 2:51 am

    On a personal level, I am grateful to God for family, and health. I wish to express my appreciation for President and Mrs. Carter, true Christians, who lead by example for their untiring and courageous advocacy for, and assistance to, the needy, and for championing righteous, albeit unpopular, causes. President Carter is a statesman without equal.

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    Pankaj Mishra on November 16, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I’m thankful to Mrs & President Carter and respected mom for visiting India in 1977 to value and to proove their love for we Indians. I’m also thankful to them for granting me great honour by posting letter on my email id. I thank you very much and love you too. Please tell me how can I join you to serve the humenity. For this act of kindness I shall be highly obliged and thankful. Thanks and highest regards.

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    Donna Kellow on November 16, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I am thankful for all of the blessings that Jesus Christ continues to bestow on me and my family and I pray that he will lift up those in need in foreign countries and have mercy on all who suffer.

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    Barbara McInturff on November 16, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I am very thankful for President Carter and Rosalynn Carter for their continued efforts and dedication they are making to bring about Peace, understanding, cooperation, harmony and well being to people, not only in our country, but throughout the World. I see them as a shining reflection of the best humanity has to offer. How they are both able to incorporate into their lives and this World the teachings of Jesus, whose foundation has always been one of Love. Thank you both for your courage, your belief in humankind, and your participation which is assisting us to move forward, inch by inch, into a loving, caring Global Community. I also appreciate the foundation of education in many areas that you advocate and support. I truly admire you both. May God continue to Bless You.

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    Gemma on November 16, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Many thanks to Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter for their constant humanity.

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    Joseph Parko on November 16, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I am thankful for President Carter’s efforts to secure a just peace between Israel and Palestine. As a man of peace, he has demonstrated his desire to listen and respond to BOTH sides in this conflict.

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    Syed M Akhtar on November 16, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    I am thankful to President Jimmy Carter and Rosalyn Carter who are the living example of this message of peace. “Peace is not something you wish for; it’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away”. All the best wishes and thanks from the bottom of my heart to Carter Center for their continuous effort in putting smile on millions of people around the globe. Happy Thanks Giving

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    Hilary Kouhana on November 16, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    I am thankful for people like the Carters and The Carter Center for doing such wonderful work in countries all throughout the world. Having served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia in the mid ’70s, it is wonderful to see the work that is currently being supported by the Carter Center.

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    carlos blanc on November 17, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Estimados Sr. Presidente y Sra. (Jimmy and Rosalynd). Quiero expresarle mi mayor adhesión a vuestras actitudes frente a los avatares del mundo. Y en esta época recordar lo que fue para los encarcelados, exiliados y perseguidos por la dictadura uruguaya, su ascenso al mando de la Presidencia de los EE.UU. y su preocupación por los DD.HH. en nuestro país en tan crítico momento. Vuestra fundación permanece en mi recuerdo agradecido, con toda adhesión por lo que se pueda hacer, y Uds. lo hacen, en beneficio de la Humanidad entera. Los felicito y les hago llegar mi abrazo con mucho cariño.

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    Kristen Degurse on November 21, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    I am thankful For President and Mrs. Carter that they persevere in the compassionate treatment of people living with mental illness. With their support, people have come to be educated about types of mental illnesses. I also admire President and Mrs. Carter’s respect and compassion for the African people and the involvement of the Carter Center on the continent. I wish you a very happy holiday season, President and Mrs. Carter.

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    Julie on November 22, 2011 at 11:20 am

    I am thankful for my friend Oliver and my two kids.

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    Andrew Jenkins on November 22, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I am thankful that no matter how bad things get in this world, or how bleak things seem, there are always people who will go that extra mile to help others. From someone donating and volunteering at a foodbank to people involved with organisations like the Carter Center. I am thankful that my faith in common humanity is confirmed every day by the actions of good people.

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    Rebekah Britton on November 22, 2011 at 11:28 am

    I have so many things to be thankful for. First and foremost – my Lord Jesus Christ, my family, good health and for the opportunity to support in my small way the work of President and Mrs. Carter. You are Christians in the true sense of the word. I absolutely love both of you. Your witness and testimony shows to the entire world what being a Christian is all about. Happy Thanksgiving to both of you.

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    Laureen Kelley on November 22, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I met Jimmy Carter when I was only 18, when he was running for president. He was the first president I ever voted for. What a man of viture and compassion. He, his wife Rosalyn, the Carter Center and all their supporters are consistently showing the world the wonderful side of America, our capacity for love and respect, our desire to heal, to lead, to share. I also travel to some of the poorest places on earth for the nonprofit I founded, to serve children with the dreaded blood disorder hemophilia. Jimmy Carter has always been my role model, and to this day we are proud of him for all he has done, for leading by serving. God bless him and his family, all his staff and team, and those whose lives they touch!

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    Abednego Mayon on November 22, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I am very thankful for the Carter`s family, they have over the time trained some staff at the JFK Medical Center how to treat people living with mental illness in my Country(Liberia) and have provided medication for many diseases through out the World. May God guidance be upon them as they served humanity through the world.

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    AliceMarie Slaven-Emond on November 22, 2011 at 11:36 am

    I am grateful to be a grandparent in the USA and Haiti in this era of digital magic. What Carters have done to pull this world together is just amazing to me and I hope to always be a part of it.

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    Carole A. Kronberg on November 22, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Feastday Greetings to Friends Occupying This Earth:

    Ties unraveled, worlds away,
    we float in seas of our own time,
    and contemplate the mysteries
    of friendship’s substance;

    Between your vision, Friends, and mine,
    a maze of other minds’ creations,
    concepts we must integrate
    to reunite!

    So far away am I today,
    so “out” beyond expression,
    it may seem as if I have become
    your late, departed friend?

    The lonely pilgrim, on his way,
    is a part we’re all obliged to play,
    until some day, the Ancients say,
    we shall be everywhere at once!

    In a sense, this hope’s already true,
    for ‘though you’re there,
    you’re seen here, too! -Warm, knowing faces, flashing through
    the new configurations of my “other” world.

    In celebration, can there be
    the slightest doubt that we
    will (joyous!) roast
    a thousand fatted figments
    every time we meet again?

    Happy Feast Day, Occupies!

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    j g hayek on November 22, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Thankful that we as a nation still honor and observe this fine Pilgrim tradition called Thanksgiving. For the witness of Jimmy and Rosalyn as they wage peace in our world and lead the center in its worldwide peacemaking ventures.
    PTL

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    Betty C, Dudney on November 22, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Thankful for life, Our World, You and the opportunity to make it a little bit better.
    Betty C. Dudney

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    Joyce Kelly on November 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I’m thankful for the Carter Center, and other organizations that work for all people in the world to have a better life!

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    Nancy Ann Smith on November 22, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    As an American citizen, I am thankful for all soldiers and their families; all political leaders and activists and their efforts.
    As a global citizen, I am thankful to the Carter Center(!) and all of the workers of Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International,Catholic Relief Services, Bread for the World, and Oxfam . . . who strive to make it a better world.
    As a Christian of the Universe, I am thankful and hopeful that every one of our current challenges will bring us together, eventually!

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    Uma Majmudar on November 22, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Among the usual blessings of life such as good health, reasonable wealth, family togetherness, true friends, and soul-satisfying work, I am most thankful to God for totally selfless people like the Carters, who even in their advanced age continue to work hard and who go out of their way to DO something concrete to eliminate poverty, disease, political tyranny, and socio-religious strife in today’s war-torn world. Following in the footsteps of Gandhi, Jesus, and MLK, Jr., this ideal couple personifies everything that is asked in the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi:
    They are “the instruments of peace” who “sow love, where there is hatred; pardon, where there is injury; faith where there is doubt; hope where there is despair; light where there is utter darkness; joy, where there is sadness, grief and tears. To these, I’d add, the Carters bring food to the starving millions of children around the globe. In gratitude I bow down my head to God and to such God-like people like the Carters.

    Uma Majmudar

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    Izolia Walker on November 22, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    I am thankful for the Carters. You are role models for Christians and everyone else. I thank God that He has provided me with all that I need and a heart that wants to support others. I support your work. I pray for you and give a small donation each year. I pray that soon I will be able to increase my financial support. God bless you!

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    lainya baraggiotta on November 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I am thankful for my family and jesus christ being in my life hope every one has a very happy thanksgiving Lainya

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    Pat Carmichael Kinnebrew on November 22, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I am thankful that God allows me to awaken each day and offers me an opportunity to be of assistance to someone in need. I am thankful that I know that we, as members of the human race, only get one chance to pass thru this life to do good. I am thankful for all the blessings and the sorrows which make me who I am. I am thankful that I can come to the Carter Center and partake in many enriching experiences for FREE. And I am thankful that I had the privilege of meeting President Carter in my youth and that my father, Elgin Carmichael, was associated with his efforts at helping the citizens of Georgia when he was Governor. I am proud to be able to continue that legacy.

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    Emilio Verdugo on November 22, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I am grateful for family, friends, my wonderful wife, Occupy Wall Street, The Arab Spring, and places like the Carter Center who take up the cause of the displaced, the dispossessed, and the dispirited in the face of what most often seems a callous, faceless force in this world that is content to let people languish in misery without hope of change. These movements taken up by ordinary people against forces so much bigger than themselves are truly heroic, as are the workings of organizations like the Carter Center who roll up their sleeves and go to serve people in places that are ignored or forgotten by the powers who could help them for such a small price. These people do their work largely in anonymity while people like myself just work to keep our own lives together. They are working to do real and permanent good in a world in which good deeds are not commonplace. I cannot express thanks enough for what they do. They have my support and my best wishes. Thank You.

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    Ibra Abdou on November 22, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    I am very thankful that President Carter is making efforts every day to help poor people. I want to work in his foundation to bring my modest contribution. The world needs people like him.

    THANKS

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    Steve Carter on November 22, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    I am grateful for the healing powers of honesty, compassion, service, touch, and awareness that is social, political, spiritual and human all at once.

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    maisa abd alla on November 22, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    am thankful for the carter centre to give me the chance to stand a historical moment my beloved contry Sudan had gone through as gender focal point in the centre observation for the Southern Sudan referendum.

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    Debora J. Champagne, Ph.D. on November 22, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I am thankful for the position I was chosen for in August 2011 at Park University. I am able to connect with folks all around the world that are students, professors, and administrators for Park. I am Asst. Professor in the Department of Education. I have the opportunity to confront bigotry, racism, and injustice in learning communities. More importantly I can reinforce caring, committment, sharing, and the development of keen minds for the present and our future. We are blessed if we take the notion to consider what it is we do. God bless us everyone!

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    John & Josphine Reid on November 22, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    We are Thankful to Almighty God for giving us 61 yrs of Marriage partnership as well as seeing our
    children & grandchildren growing ‘hopefully’ in Wisdom & Love of fellow human beings.
    In addition, we indeed edified in witnessing the
    Kindness & Generosity of the American people.

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    Neil Hetherington on November 22, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I am thankful for the Carters relentless example of living in service of others in pursuit of a better world. It is inspirational and making real change.

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    Ben Goggins on November 22, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    I am thankful that I had 31 wonderful years with my wife before she passed away. She was always inspired by the Carters and their committment to peace. She always operated as Gandhi said, “What we can do, we will try to do.” She lovingly and steadily worked to alleviate suffering and loneliness wherever she found them.

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    Becky Houston on November 22, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I have been very thankful since 1981 for President Carter being more concern about the people than getting a second term. We would have lost everything we had if he hadn’t created the TRA. We are a fourth generation family of auto workers. I was laid off for two years, Thank You So Much For Caring!!!!!
    We are also very thankful that you and your wife are carring on that level of concern and passion for the whole world.
    My hat is off to you sir!

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    Renee Locks on November 22, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    We are thankful in so many ways for so many years for the Carters and for all who are making their voices heard for the fairness and justice and kindness this country has expressed.

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    Abdus Sobhan on November 22, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I am thankful being part of the great organization,
    Habitat for Humanity.Every good thing we do there is
    a reward. May God bless you and help you in this great
    humanitarian work.

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    Thomas Hofer on November 22, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    On this Thanksgiving Day, I am thankful for the happy experiences I have had in my life, such as in school, especially in college, also with my wife of twenty years and her family, and with several good jobs I have had. And I am thankful for the fact that, despite my fears, I do not have cancer after all.

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    Anupam Goyal, Ph.D. on November 22, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I am thankful for the blessings that come from serving God. I am deeply appreciative of the work done by the Carter Center guided by President and Mrs. Carter. I feel grateful for an ability to support remarkable works of wonderful people.

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    Nick Idoko on November 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I am thankful for the lives of President Jimmy and Rosalyn Cater; it is inspiring what the Carters are doing around the world which fuels my desire to impact on humanity through our peace work in Nigeria. We look forward to being part of the efforts of the Carters and hope fervently that some time we will be fortunate to collaborate or partner with the Carter Center on peace projects.

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    Alicia on November 22, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I am deeply grateful for the support and work the the Carter Center provides to all people of the world. You lead with Love, tolerance and guidance.

    Waging Peace is much more difficult than waging war…

    Many thanks to the Carter Center…

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    Marlene Moody on November 22, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I am thankful for President Jimmy & Rosalyn Carter’s long period of work to improve the health and wellfare of people around the world. I am also thankful for the improvement of peace around the world, and hope that the Palistinian people will have a country that will serve their needs and end the retaliations from the governments of Isreal and Palistine

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    Gayle Beckner on November 22, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    At this time of year, I am thankful we still have the privilege to celebrate Thanksgiving and share in its many bountiful blessings. I am truly blessed and thankful to share yet another Thanksgiving with my family.

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    Stefan Kozinski on November 22, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    What you, President and Ms. Carter, demonstrate on an epic level is the great good one can do especially when unencumbered by executive office in the context of a hostile, power-playing political system. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, and best wishes for blessed holidays

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    Celie Walton on November 22, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    I am so thankful for the work Rosalyn has done with mental illness. It is a most terrible disease and the general public has so little knowledge of this disease. Thanks you.

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    Carl and Joyce Roof on November 22, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    We are thankful for the oportunity to support the wonderful work of President Carter and former First Lady Rosalyn Carter. We are thankful for the great strides the Carter Center has made in working to eradicate poverty, disease and ignorance throughout the world. God bless you all.

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    Sandra Davis on November 22, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    I am so grateful for the opportunities the Carter Center provides to all of us–both recipients and donors/workers are blessed. The Carters have served in ways that should set an example for more programs and missions; they show what true believers and other decent people can do without government pressure or interference. I seek to be more like Mr. and Mrs. Carter and their many active supporters and workers. I hope I may be able to join them personally in some endeavor someday soon.

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    Ifetayo Ojelade on November 22, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I am reminded each day to give thanks for my daughters, a supportive husband, and the presence of mind to live each day as a healing journey.

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    Bich Trong Ho on November 22, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    I am thankful for having a good family and good health and a peaceful country to live in. I am also thankful for the wonderful activities of people like Mr. and Mrs. Carter and those who work at The Carter Center. Their humanitarian works have been a blessing to this world.

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    Lucia Stark on November 23, 2011 at 3:23 am

    I am thankful for it all-this amazing adventure called life unfolding each day. I give thanks for the Carter Center for the love, inspiration and amazing work of all its people and supporters. Blessing those it can help and helping those who can give. Uniting all in a gentle web with silken ties of love. Deep thanks.

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    Albert Terry on November 23, 2011 at 5:02 am

    I’m thankful my wife and I attended President Carter’s inauguration; for letters ehchanged with his mom; and that I lived to see him vindicated as a genuine statesman, man of God and a real southern gentleman. As an Af. Am. Korean Service Vet.from AL, your faith and integrity have been like Balms of Gilead in my life, and have instilled a bit of hope in my attitude toward the South. Thank you, Mr. President.

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    Waqar Azim on November 23, 2011 at 5:51 am

    Dear Mr.Mrs.Carter
    I have no words of praise for you for the service being rendered by Carter Center in the field of
    humanity.The Global Village needs the people like you
    to end poverty,Corruption which are basic causes
    for terrorism and other like evils threatening
    humanity.Also for social and economic justice
    and for rule of law.
    May God Bless You with good health and Long Long
    Life.You are “Friends of Humanity”.
    Waqar Azim

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    Liliane on November 23, 2011 at 7:03 am

    I am thankful for all those organisations e.g UNHCR helping refugees like me with human rights issues and food and shelter. I am also thankful for my family, i would not be here if it wasnt for those two.

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    Kristi on November 23, 2011 at 8:09 am

    I’m thankful for the eternal hope that faith, peace, and freedom offer.

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    mad gabriel on November 23, 2011 at 10:26 am

    am thankful for this yeah 2011 as southern Sudanese i always will remember the year of our secession from the old Sudan after more than 54 years of our struggle to achieve our aims and also am grateful for the international community without their support for our cause we could not reach the day we are independent

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    Bob Bartlett on November 23, 2011 at 10:37 am

    I am grateful for all of you who care about your fellow humans and work to make the world a better place. Thank you Carter;s fpr your leadership.

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    Sara Schultz on November 23, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Even if it is hard to understand, I am thankful for this life. For the people who I have met along the way, who touched me in some small way. For the interconnectedness of everyone in the world. For the pleasure of spending Thanksgiving with family for the first time in ten years. Life is beautiful.

    My hope for everyone is to see all as family and with compassion, today and always. Thank you to the Carters for setting an example! Happy Thanksgiving.

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    Robert Ulanowicz on November 23, 2011 at 10:56 am

    I am grateful to have had Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter as role images as my wife and I journeyed through life together!

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    Dea.Raymond E. Johns on November 23, 2011 at 11:15 am

    I’am thankful for Jesus dying for me.and I’am thankful for President-Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter for being in partnership with Emory University,to advance peace and health worldwide.and for helping to advance a democracy for human rights,worldwide.and for all men an women who live in the right way for God-and may God keep them in His will.-Amen-.

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    Jo Ann Fields on November 23, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    I am thankful for my sisters. Please say prayers for my neice Brielle’s soul. She was killed in a car accident today. I am thankful that my parents kept me safe and I grew up in a safe place.

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    JR Richmond on November 24, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Yes, I am thankful for a Saviour who has held open the Door to heaven for two thousand years and the gates of hell have not prevailed against it. Who loves the weakest, poorest child in this world and the richest most wicked men, shedding tears of grief for their unrepentence, and tears of joy when they cry “Oh Lord, forgive me a sinner!” Who stands vigil with the condemned in that darkest of hours before dawn, praying to receive his confession; while lifting up the soul of the fallen believers, carrying them home to awaken on that morning. And who has patiently suffered me these 29 years, answering every prayer. I pray He will bless you, Mr. President, in your endeavors this new year to come. JR

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    Joseph Gabisch on November 24, 2011 at 9:10 am

    I’AM thankful for Jesus Christ dying on the cross,for my sins ans the sins of the world…God bless Jimmy Carter and Rosalyn Carter…

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    David Oluka Okwalinga on November 24, 2011 at 10:11 am

    I am thankful to God for the faithfulness the Carters exhibit in their work as stewards of His resources. Jesus said, “I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you”. The Carters are doing the Lord’s bidding.Here in Uganda,I pray to Almighty God to give me the opportunity to emulate the Carters.

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    Sonja Koenig on November 24, 2011 at 11:25 am

    I am so very grateful that I have the opportunity to help support the Carter Center in its invaluable service to the world in which I live. I will be forever grateful for Mrs. Carter’s commitment to mental health initiatives in helping eliminate that stigma which has effected so many of us directly or indirectly.
    I am grateful to that I have always felt a part of the Carter Center family.
    Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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    Nancy Tilley on November 24, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I am thankful that I lived to celebrate another Thanksgiving. I’m in bad health but God has given me a little longer. Also, I’m very thankful for the Carters who live their Christian faith before the entire world. We are pleased to support such a ministry that helps poor people around the world.

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    Meg McGavran Murray on November 24, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    I am thankful today and every day–and will be thankful until the minute I die–for having had the privilege in life of knowing the two of you, Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, who together have done so much good for countless millions of people here in America and all over the world. What a lucky human being am I !!!
    Love to all on this lovely Thanksgiving day!!!

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    Sara Faridi Wood on November 24, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    We are thankful for eachother. We are so fortunate to have the democratic nation of the United States of America as our home. We are in position of ability to extend and help people with the kind realization of established organizations such as the Carter Foundation. We are thankful for our families, our friends, our communities in our world. We are one.

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    Dr Yusuf Ibrahim Enebe on November 25, 2011 at 8:38 am

    For being Dr Yusuf Ibrahim Enebe,and contributing to sustainace for development and transformation that has affected millions around the world positively.For instance,good health,economic development and political ideology.

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    Teresa Voorhees on November 25, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Thank you to everyone at the Carter Center for the wonderful and much needed help you provide to our follow human brothers and sisters. What a privilege to have you on this planet at this time in history. Bless you all!

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    Charles Gallagher on November 25, 2011 at 10:11 am

    I am thankfull for family and friends, for a better world than the one I was born into, for good people working to make it better, and for the time I have in retirement helping others.

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    Annette Samuels on November 25, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Gratitude is truly the doorway to success! I am grateful for awesome friends and for Spirit’s presence in my life that allows me to know and express love.

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    Tobesograteful on November 25, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    I am thankful for all the service that President Carter and Mrs. Carter have done in this world, they truly are servants of GOD! May they be Blessed this Christmas and in the new year and for the rest of their lives.

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    Lew Andrew Welge on November 27, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Sir Isaac Newton’s 17th century assertion we “stand on the shoulders of giants” is the broad foundation of my “attitude of gratitude” (Greenberg, J.S.). President and First Lady Carter are specific facets undergirding my love and appreciation of first, my family which nurtured and grew the second, which is my personal and professional role as an educator and counselor.

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    Aymen.L on December 2, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    I am thankful for good health and for my family.
    I am thankful that there are still people who care about people.

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    Waqar Azim on December 2, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I am so thankful to the internet and the brains
    behind it which enable me to link myself with
    the brains of the global village like family members
    and to read and benefit from their ideas.
    Thanks
    Waqar Azim

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    Waqar Azim on December 2, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Further to above I will add that I love brains
    and I love ideas.
    Thanks
    Waqar Azim

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    Paul Lukasik on December 5, 2011 at 4:49 am

    I am thankful for all my family and friends, and all that my wife and myself have been fortunate to experience in a short time. I am also thankful to be able to support President and Mrs. Carter when I can. I am also thankful that world opinion seems to have greatly turned in favor of President Carter, and that people are finally understanding his genuine care for the well being of people. He really meant well and did the best that he could. The Carters’ have integrity and compassion, and the world is a better place because of their mission.

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    Tobesograteful on December 20, 2011 at 1:18 am

    I am in gratitude to GOD for all He has created, His mercy, compassion and grace. I believe that President and Mrs. Carter have helped to make GOD’s mercy, compassion and grace a reality in the world. I am grateful that this country was Blessed to have had President and First Lady Roselyn Carter in the White House. May GOD Bless them and their work for the rest of their lives and ever after.

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    Waqar Azim on December 20, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Dear Tobesograteful
    I Pray with u for the same.
    Thanks
    Waqar Azim