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There are other changes as well.

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We go on to the joy and through the tears
We go on to discover new frontiers
Moving on with the current of the years.
We go on
Moving forward now as one
Moving on with a spirit born to run
Ever on with each rising sun.
To a new day, we go on.

It's time to move on and move forward.

PassPorter is a small business, and for many years it supported our family. But the world changed, print books took a backseat to the Internet, and for a long time now it has been unable to make ends meet. We've had to find new ways to support our family, which means new careers and less and less time available to devote to our first baby, PassPorter.

But eventually, we must move on and move forward. It is the right thing to do.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you for your amazing support over the years. Without you, there's no way us little guys could have made something like this happen and given the "big guys" a run for their money. PassPorter was consistently the #3 guidebook after the Unofficial and Official guides, which was really unheard of for such a small company to do. We ROCKED it thanks to you and your support and love!

If you miss us, you can still find some of us online. Sara started a new blog at DisneyParkPrincess.com -- I strongly urge you to visit and get on her mailing list. She IS the Disney park princess and knows Disney backward and forward. And I am blogging as well at JenniferMaker.com, which is a little craft blog I started a couple of years ago to make ends meet. You can see and hear me in my craft show at https://www.youtube.com/c/jennifermaker . Many PassPorter readers and fans are on Facebook, in groups they formed like the PassPorter Trip Reports and PassPorter Crafting Challenge (if you join, just let them know you read about it in the newsletter). And some of our most devoted community members started a forum of their own at Pixie Dust Lane and all are invited over.

So we encourage you to stay in touch with us and your fellow community members wherever works best for you!

Best wishes for a wonderful and magical new year!

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Old 11-22-2018, 07:17 AM   #1
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Thanksgiving....What are you Thankful for?

I feel sorry for this Holiday...because it is just one day and leading up to it is about the cooking and getting together with family & friends. Who is coming? What are we having with the turkey? Ham? What time do we need to be there? And of course after it is Black Friday...shopping and getting the best deals at the crack of dawn....Christmas has been looming ahead even before Thanksgiving. There are even 2 radio stations here playing Christmas music already....

So with all that said.....

Happy Thanksgiving! What are you most Thankful for?

- I am Thankful for being employed before my unemployment ran out. I am Thankful for my health and that my kids are doing really well.
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Old 11-22-2018, 09:00 AM   #2
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I am thankful for my family, food on the table and a warm place to sleep.
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Old 11-22-2018, 09:24 AM   #3
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I'm thankful for family, good health, DH's job that enables us to pay our bills and take vacations, our home that's paid for, and food on the table.
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I'm most thankful this year for being able to walk properly, having been in so much pain with my ankle at the start of the year and struggling to do much in the weeks leading up to my operation. Now, I'm walking an average of 12 - 13,000 steps a day, losing weight and feeling much more healthy. I couldn't have imagined what a difference an op would make.
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I’m thankful for so many trips to Disney and for the wherewithal to return so often.

I talk to so many people who say wistfully that they’ve never been but would love to.

Reminds me every time how very fortunate we are.
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I'm putting the retirement plan together and looking forward to it. Life is good at this time and am very thankful for that.
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I'm thankful our large, extended families live near.
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I'm thankful for my family, that I have a job and a roof over my head.
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I had all three kids, two spouses, two grandchildren and one boufriend all together and had the joy of being with them all and seeing how well they get along.

My grandchildren also got some time with their cousins which is alwasy special.

I am thankful for my beautiful family, rewarding profession and health and happiness.
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I am thankful for family and friends. I am also thankful that 2 years ago I met a wonderful doctor who I truly believe saved my leg. I may not be able to walk a long distance but I can walk and I will always be thankful for that.
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I’m thankful everyday for my kids and living (and slaying) the hand I’ve been dealt but yesterday (Thanksgiving) I was most thankful to be in South Florida where it was 81 degrees and not Long Island where it was 19
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