My second reason is that I really feel my generation is the luckiest generation ever. Peter and I have enrolled on a local history course and are researching our family trees. I have found instances of a relation born deaf and so remained unable to speak for his whole life, a lady who had four young children and whose husband, (a mill stone dresser in a flour mill) died in his twenties so that she had to earn a living sewing flour sacks for her whole life, and evidence of such toil, poverty, large families, illness, the effects of war that it has made me really, really thankful that I live now and not then.
My third reason is that I am so glad to be living in Britain. Yes, even during these difficult economic times. We went on holiday recently to Crete. Whilst there we were in a chemist and they were serving an old lady with her medication. It was only a month's medication but the cost that she had to pay was phenomenal and, given that, over there, wages and pensions are so low there it must have been a terrible struggle for her to be able to pay for it.
So my reasons in a nutshell are 1. I am thankful for the people I love 2. for the time in which I live 3. for the place in which I live.