"Freedom from Want", also known as "The Thanksgiving Picture" by American artist Norman Rockwell shows a large family gathered at a table for a holiday meal as the Turkey arrives at the table.Wikimedia Commons/ Materialscientist

Every year around November we are asked to reflect on the year gone by and be thankful for it. While, it may be easy to blurt out "my family" or "my career", dedicate a few minutes to analyse the big picture and the things you actually are thankful for this year.

Low Turkey Prices

What is Thanksgiving without turkey? And this year, you can have your pick of the tasty bird, as their prices are down. About 46 million of the birds are eaten by Americans during the holiday, and in order to lure them in, retailers are offering heavy discounts this year, reported Bloomberg.

Businesses aren't Firing People

Although the job market has been having an underwhelming economic recovery since three years and the unemployment rates remain high at 7.9%, business aren't cutting employees off either, according to Washington Post.

Cheaper Gas Prices

If you were planning a Thanksgiving getaway, it couldn't have come at a better time, because according to Boston Globe, gas prices are expected to drop just in time for Thanksgiving.

Philanthropic Entrepreneurs

It's one thing to change the world with brilliant, innovative entrepreneurial ideas, but a whole other thing to use your influence for the betterment of the world and the lesser privileged. It is unavoidable to send a note of thanks to world-renowned philanthropic entrepreneurs such as Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of Facebook and contributor to Newark Public Schools), Michael Bloomberg (Bloomberg Philanthropies), Craigslist founder Craig Newmark (Craigconnects.org) and many others.

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