Some know Thanksgiving as a time for turkey, football all day long or that one day you gotta travel and visit the relatives for what feels like an eternity. But for most, this is the time of year when even the most cynical person gets a little warm and thinks about what he or she is grateful for.

To celebrate the holiday, we asked locals from Baton Rouge and Lafayette to tell us what they are thankful for this year. Click through the pictures above to read what they said.

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