Thanks Around The World :: Daily Grind #170

It’s a small world. But I wouldn’t want to paint it.
— Steven Wright

Freedom, understanding from a stranger, youthful tenacity, luck, a date with the dead, tiny restaurants, turkeys delivered by a sexy celebrity, music, surprise Thanksgiving homecomings, Glasgow Saturday nights or something as small as the nod of a head or the squeeze of a hand. These are things people from around the world are thankful for in this give thanks edition of the Daily Grind.


It's not always easy to see the things we have to be thankful for.

It's not always easy to see the things we have to be thankful for.

12 Thankful Things

Lawrenceburg, Kentucky - Thankful for "a sexy man delivering a turkey".

North Korea - Running for Freedom - Dramatic video shows North Korean soldier's escape to freedom across border as bullets fly.

Taranaki, New Zealand - Thankful for Banksy in the park. How to get rich from a random afternoon in the park.

New York, New York - Thankful for Youthful, Undeterred Persistence - A tenacious high school sophomore grills her congressman as he dodges a question about her family's fate.

Thankful for Surprise Thanksgiving Homecomings:

10 More Surprise Thanksgiving Homecomings caught on video.

Dateline: Edmonton Alberta, Canada - Thankful for Tiny Restaurants where every seat is a seat as the chef's table...even if there's no seat.

Washington, D.C. - Thankful for Music -Celebrating a decade of NPR music. 

Thankful for Humor - Emily Dickinson's OkCupid Dating Profile - This writer pretended to be Emily Dickinson on an online dating site and found out every guy wants to get with a famous dead poet.

Melbourne, Australia - Thankful for Understanding - Passengers rush to hug tearful train driver after her emotional announcement explaining reason for delay.


Glasgow, Scotland - Thankful for Saturday Night - Just an ordinary night in Glasgow when a street party breaks out.

Thankful for a Squeezed Hand:

Hey everybody, let me give my thanks for reading Ventipop. I hope you and yours have an awesome and gracious Thanksgiving long weekend. May your belts never outgrow your appetite.

Mental Yoga will be up on Sunday and The Daily Grind will return Monday, November 27th