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13 Times You Were Probably Thankful This Year

ICYMI. No matter the scale of their effort, people are doing thankful-worthy things every day. MassMutual wants that trend to continue.

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1. When your parents paid, no questions asked.

You wanted to be the adult FOR ONCE!
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You wanted to be the adult FOR ONCE!

2. When your friend covered for you by saying you came down with a cold.

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"I got you."

3. When someone dragged you out to exercise...

Group motivation.
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Group motivation.

4. ...while someone else made sure your sweet tooth was appeased.

<3 from hundreds of miles away.
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<3 from hundreds of miles away.

5. When one relative called to remind you about another relative's birthday.

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Bonus thanks for reminding you how old they're turning.

6. When a friend called and demanded you get off the couch tonight.

Who knew you'd end up having fun?!

7. When your roommate helped you to become a better roommate.

The two of you might bicker, but you&#x27;re in this (lease) together.
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The two of you might bicker, but you're in this (lease) together.

8. When a family member sent you an article because they thought it was (sort of) related to your job.

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It's the thought that counts.

9. When someone younger ended up teaching you something...

&quot;Wait... what&#x27;s a rhombus again?&quot;
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"Wait... what's a rhombus again?"

10. ...or gave you a chance to find your youthful spirit.

If only your work projects were this cool.
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If only your work projects were this cool.

11. When your best friend texted advice at the exact moment you needed it.

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Good texters are therapists, only free.

12. Or when a stranger brightened your day instead.

Maybe next Thanksgiving that stranger will be a more-than-a-stranger. ;)
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Maybe next Thanksgiving that stranger will be a more-than-a-stranger. ;)

13. And of course... that night you were saved a slice.

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[Pizza counts too].

When you ponder what you're thankful for, remember you have a whole year to pull from. Join MassMutual in keeping the love strong through next year.