The Record asked folks at and near the St. Clair County Courthouse last week what they are grateful for as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches.
David Smith, 24, Belleville:
"I'm just thankful for life, perfect health, well not perfect. I'm thankful for my family. I'm just thankful for everything, all my blessings. I'm thankful for my job, thankful for my girlfriend."
Ronniecia Cummings, 20, Swansea:
"I'm just thankful for my family, the career path I'm heading into and my fiancee."
Pleas Griffin, 66, East St. Louis:
"I'm thankful for being here. I'm blessed to have a job. I'm thankful for my family, that they are in decent health."
Charlie Kaemmerer, 23, Belleville:
"I'm thankful I got my family back. Other than that, I've been kicking it old school, and my life has been turning around. I'm thankful for good people, good music and life."