On this Thanksgiving Day, 2010, what are you thankful for that’s Northfield-related?

I’m told that gratitude is best thought of as a skill or discipline to practice. So for Thanksgiving Day 2010 (and continuing over the next week or two), here’s  a chance to practice publicly. Answer the question:

What are you thankful for that’s Northfield-related?


  1. Instead of submitting a laundry list in one comment, submit a sentence or two that describes just one thing.  And then, if you have another item to submit, add it later. Another? Add it later.  I bet I can think of a couple dozen things that I’d like to add eventually.
  2. You can expand on what others post but don’t take issue with what others post. It should be an all-positive, conflict-free, comment thread.
  3. All other Locally Grown discussion guidelines apply.

10 thoughts on “On this Thanksgiving Day, 2010, what are you thankful for that’s Northfield-related?”

  1. I’m thankful that there are so many organizations such as the, Northfield Day Care Center and Northfield Arts Guild that are thougtful about their mission and contribute so richly to enriching experiences of kids throughout town.

  2. I’m thankful for the beautiful plantings and decorations that make downtown charming and pleasant year-round and the city workers, shop owners and volunteer gardeners who create and maintain it all.

  3. I’m thankful for the small town atmosphere, yet there is a lot of culture in this town because of the colleges. Karen and I grew up on farms in Iowa (yes, I’ve heard all the Iowa jokes!), and we like the slower “pace” of Northfield. I also like the spiritual heritage of the town, based in both colleges being established to train people to preach the Gospel.

  4. I’m thankful for the organizations that help keep Northfield strong, like the NDDC, and for Northfield’s official photographer – Griff Wigley. Your photos are truly a gift to Northfield and will be treasured for years to come. Thank you for so generously sharing your time and talents!

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