Thanksgiving at the Mission: What are you thankful for? - Springs Rescue Mission Thanksgiving at the Mission: What are you thankful for? - Springs Rescue Mission

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”

Maya Angelou

What are you thankful for?



“I’m thankful that I can wake up in the morning and not have to worry about where I’ll get my next meal — that I have everything I really need. Sometimes I can take the small things for granted, like having a toothbrush and toothpaste, or clean socks to put on in the morning. That’s why I have to constantly remind myself that I’m a blessed man. God have really taken care of me.”

Robert, employee and NLP graduate

“I’m thankful for the friends I have here and for the people who support me. There are so many good people here.”

– Grace, women’s shelter guest


“I’m thankful that there is breath in my lungs — that I’m still alive! As long as that’s true, anything is possible. Because God is more powerful than any obstacle that might be in our way. Amen? I really believe that.”

– Charlie, New Life Program resident


“I’m thankful to have this place I can come — and other people can come — to get help. Regardless of what they’ve got going on: they’re homeless, they’re drug addicts or alcoholics, whatever. At this place, there’s something for everyone; you just have to want it bad enough.”

– Mary, Thanksgiving banquet attendee

“I’m thankful that we have this new, modern kitchen to serve food in and to eat in. It’s so much different, and it lets us feed so many more people at a time. I think it’s great. I’m thankful for it.”


– Dennis, men’s shelter guest



“I’m grateful for the mercies and grace of the Lord. I’m grateful for family, for health and to have loved ones around me. And I’m grateful to have the ability to care for others.” 

– Shawn, NLP graduate



 “Billy Graham … because he turned my whole world around. I could stop being angry at the world and start living a life. And my brother. My brother is the only family member I have that supported me through my struggle with mental illness.”

– Kellee, SRM employee

“I’m thankful for the Mission being here and thankful for the [New Life] program being here. … There are a lot of good people here and a lot of good things going on.”

– Brian, NLP graduate

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About the Author - Cameron Moix

Cameron Moix is the Content Marketing Coordinator for Springs Rescue Mission. Originally from central Arkansas, he holds a BA in mass communications (print journalism emphasis) from the University of Arkansas - Little Rock. Most of his career has been spent in print journalism, including four years as a reporter for the Colorado Springs Business Journal.