NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- Thanksgiving is, at its most pure, a time to give thanks. But with high unemployment, low home values and the looming threat of a double-dip recession, it may seem like there’s more to grumble about at the table this year than to praise. The current state of our economy isn’t all bad news, though, with some economic statistics showing glimmers of hope amid the gloom.
Besides just researching facts and figures, MainStreet also spoke with ordinary Americans to find out what they’re thankful for this year. It wasn’t possessions or big sales they spoke of, but rather the more basic necessities in life. Read on to hear their stories, and feel free to tell us what you’re most thankful for in the comments section below!