What are you thankful for? There are plenty of reasons for pessimism this year as we approach the holiday season. But with Thanksgiving drawing near, we’re looking for specific things — circumstances, people or something else — that our readers are thankful for. Please describe your gratitude in an e-mail of up to 100 words, sending it to staff writer Mike Stucka at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is Monday. Please include your name, hometown and a daytime phone number.