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What Thanksgiving really means to kids... in their own words

TODAY asked kids what they're thankful for on Thanksgiving, and their answers were as wise, adorable and cute as we expected.
/ Source: TODAY Contributor

Kids say the darnedest things every day of the year. When TODAY asked a group of them about gratitude, kindness and Thanksgiving, their answers made us smile.

After all, there are no better people to remind us to find joy in the simple things — like a good bedtime story or a supportive big sister — than our children.

What are you thankful for?

Shyla, 8

"I'm thankful for firemen and policemen for catching the bad guys — 'cause bad guys can do a lot of stuff to us."

Malcolm, 6

"I'm thankful for my family so that I don't have to be alone all the time. 'Cause they can do good things, and if I were alone, I couldn't cook myself dinner and breakfast."

Deanna, 8

"I'm thankful for my family, my food, my house, and my little sister — even though sometimes she bugs me."

Isabella, 9

"I'm thankful for my sister and for my family, 'cause they help me feel better. If I'm upset or something ... maybe they could help me feel better."

Sienna, 9

"I'm thankful for my family and (pointing to her sister) this one right here."

Eli, 7

"I'm thankful for my friend, Lily. She gave me two Pokemon cards today. I'm thankful for my dad and my mom — they read me a story every day and it's really special to me."

Jasmine, 8

"I'm thankful for all my teachers and my friends."

Dylan, 5

"I'm thankful for my mom and dad because they let me play and have fun."

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