CatholicMatchers, What Are You Grateful For?


As Thanksgiving approaches Catholic singles are counting their blessings. We asked CatholicMatch members to share a few.

What are you grateful for?

“I am thankful for my faith, my family, my friends, that I have a place to live and a job to go to every day.”  –Angela-43147

“I am most grateful for what initially appeared to me to be misfortunes in my life, because they taught me so much about the life of Christ.”  –Cate-291547

“I’m grateful for the solid wisdom instilled in me by my family.”  –Keith-435435

“I am grateful for the many times I have failed in life because they’ve helped me to become a wiser and better person.”  –Jeffrey-406043

“I am grateful for a faith that is my bedrock through times of joy, sorrow and despair. I am grateful for friends who truly know me and love me anyway. I am grateful for the talents I have been gifted and opportunities to use them.”  –Karen-133138

What’s on your gratitude list?



  1. Amanda-630957 December 4, 2010 Reply

    One of the things I am more greatful for is my faith. My relationship with Jesus Christ. I think it is the most beautiful relationship I ever have out of all. because no matter what kind of situation I have been. He is always there for me to encourage me to keep going. with Wisdom. Love. Respect. Health. Beauty and Joy in this life.

  2. John-550234 December 2, 2010 Reply

    I am grateful for having been born and raised into the Catholic faith and is the stallworth of my daily life. The more you delve into the faith, the more you realize that there is so much more to learn and understand. Too many people take their religion for granted and only wish to accept the pieces they can deal with. Our Faith is not something you can pick and choose just the options that make you feel comfortable with. So I am so thankful for being born and brought up with a good Catholic understanding. To have been born in America with the freedoms that we have and try to share with the rest of the world. And the ability that God has given to each and everyone of us to recognize what he gave only to mankind over all the other species; which the ability to understand right and wrong, the ability to then decide and make our own choices to take in controling our surrounding and life, and the choice to accept the eternal truths which he has set forth or to ignore them for whatever reasons one may fabricate. One particularly human trait is to ignore obviously unpleasant issues and thoughts such as our mortality. We see it in others, but choose to ignore facing thoughts about our own situations in the future. We tend to put off thing of charity or helping to volunteer to sometime in the future with an excuse rather than making time now. Never knowing or realizing how much time God has chosen for each and everyone of us is finite and none of us know what that time is. Therefore, we all need to experience an awakening to that relevation and determine what is best not only for our brief life here in this human existence, but for our continued eternal soul’s experience for eternity. Excuse me if I seem to run on. I can become quite passionate about many issues, especially faith.

  3. Joann-451185 November 29, 2010 Reply

    IAM grateful for my health and my families health and for the heavenly Fathers goodness to me and my family all the many blessings both known and unknown…and forvbeing born in this Great country of ours! God Bless America!

  4. Jacqueline-198 November 27, 2010 Reply

    I’m thankful that although it’s been a difficult year for me, I have the love and support of my mother and father as well as my extended CM family, I know I can always count on them for support and prayers when times are difficult or when sharing life’s joys!!

  5. Jim-397948 November 27, 2010 Reply

    Thankful for letting me date a beautiful PRINCESS from the Kingdom of Riverdale, New York,,,,,,,Sorry it did not work…I am praying she comes back of finds someone better!!

  6. Jim-397948 November 27, 2010 Reply

    my friends at Catholic Match

  7. Rosemary-589778 November 25, 2010 Reply

    i am most grateful for having been led to The Latin Tridentine Mass and for receiving the graces to go to it…That I live in a time and a place where my children and I are free to go to mass…St Padre Pio said “The world would exist far more easily without the sun, than without the Mass!”

  8. Andrea-368415 November 24, 2010 Reply

    I am grateful for my family–I love them and I love our dear Heavenly Father who gave them to me! I am also grateful for health challenges I have dealt with (and am dealing with): by the grace of God they have made me a more spiritual, humble, and compassionate person.

  9. Nicholas-124272 November 24, 2010 Reply

    I am thankful for the prophets who have been silenced by CM (Mk 1:14).

    • Tammy-492301 November 24, 2010 Reply

      Aww… It’s all clear now Nicolas. Was wondering where’ve you been. Lol. :: waving hi :: 😀

  10. Melody-638820 November 23, 2010 Reply

    I am thankful for being able to type this message. Thank you God for the little things in life!

  11. Leah-75135 November 23, 2010 Reply

    I am most grateful for my wonderful fiance (we met on CM last year!) and my dear, supportive family. Praise God for His goodness to me!

  12. Michele-642915 November 23, 2010 Reply

    CCC 1358 “We must therefore consider the Eucharist as:
    – *thanksgiving* and praise to the Father;…”

    (Eternal Father, we offer you the body and blood, soul and divinity, of your dearly beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins, and those of the whole world – Divine Mercy chaplet big beads)

  13. Michele-642915 November 23, 2010 Reply

    CCC 1334 “In the Old Covenant bread and wine were offered in sacrifice among the first fruits of the earth as a sign of grateful acknowledgment to the Creator…When Jesus instituted the Eucharist, he gave a new and definitive meaning to the blessing of the bread and the cup.”

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