Uni-Ball pens, Smirnoff and other things journalists are thankful for right now

Journalists, what are you thankful for this year? Last week, we asked readers to share their gratitudes. Here's what we heard:

Ellie Smith, editor of the student newspaper at George Washington University, wrote in to share her thanks: "I'm thankful for independent student newspapers as a training ground for future reporters."

Tiffany Esshaki, a staff writer at the Birmingham-Bloomfield Eagle, offered some small and big things to be thankful for: "I’m thankful to still have the job, of course. I’m grateful for Malbec, for Pinterest on my smartphone during an especially slow commission meeting, for a news market that keeps on giving the way Detroit does. Mostly, though, I’m thankful that I get to work — to laugh, to rant, to think — with other journalists, whom I consider to be some of the smartest folks around."

Rest is definitely something to be thankful for, even if you don't have a choice about it.

We can't forget coffee.

The little things, like, you know, jobs...

To Smirnoff! And Fahrenthold! And etc. etc. etc.!

Josh Stearns, the associate director of the Public Square Program at Democracy Fund, is collecting personal gratitudes over at his Twitter feed. Some highlights:

https://twitter.com/berkeleyside/status/801146658155155456

https://twitter.com/mcnabb_jenny/status/800843115825426433

https://twitter.com/Gabi63/status/800859357353275392

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