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    Jennifer

    Love you dear! And thank you and all celiacs out there for your relentless push to have people listen and take this disease seriously! May everyone have a day of hope tomorrow and moving forward. I thank you for being a great community. Gluten dude thank you for being an honest voice whose snarkiness is welcomed by me any day!!! Much thanks to you and Mrs Dude. Mrs dude deserves a special thank you along with all the other supporting partners out there. This is not an easy disease on ANY of us. We know that and we thank you for your patience.
    Be well.
    Jen Esposito

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      Gluten Dude

      You got that right Jennifer. Our partners deserve major kudos!

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    Meredith

    Gluten Dude we thank you for all of your hard work on this disease. Cheers to you with a GF Beer!! Enjoy the holiday with your family!

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    MerLow

    I am thankful for you and your blog Gluten Dude! Thank you for your perspective, your support, your empathy, and most of all your humor on those darkest of days. I just get so excited when you have a new post. I have learned so much from you and I know that I am not alone in this! Happy Thanksgiving and THANK YOU!!

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    Melissa

    Thanks for all you do, GF. It’s nice to have a Dude voice on this wonderful journey of ours. Life in this alternative universe isn’t all that bad. In fact, I feel blessed. I love our little subculture! Warm wishes to you and Mrs. Dude for a spectacular Thanksgiving.
    Melissa

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    Fiona

    Thanks GD! I am celebrating my 1st GF Thanksgiving with my family tomorrow, and it’s been a long road. While I’m still not 100%, I have been feeling better!

    And I’m thankful for you GD! Your posts have helped me lear something new or put a smile on my face. The latter which is especially needed. Keep doing what you do, because you have a loyal reader in Fiona!

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    Jules

    Thanks so much for grounding us all with this post. Thanksgiving is such a wonderful opportunity to reflect upon all we truly have to be thankful for, and on a celiac journey, there are days when that can be tough to do. Our community is truly a blessing to us all, and having these outspoken voices, advocates and friends to pick us up on those down days is invaluable. Thanks to you, Dude, for your levity, honesty, support and unwavering friendship.
    ~jules

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    IrishHeart

    Thank you, my friend–for all you do for the gluten free community. It’s been my pleasure to be one of your trusty side-kicks. :)
    And I treasure our behind the scenes talks and laugh-fests. xx

    I wish to say that I am grateful to all the gluten free bloggers, authors and my fellow celiac.comers who take the time to share their talents, recipes, articles, wisdom and HUMOR..

    But most of all, I am grateful for my husband–my best friend, my rock and my heartbeat. He stood by me when I was dying from this disease and he never once lost faith that we find out what was wrong and that we would get back to the joy of living once more.
    And we have.

    P.S. So glad you used my new “beach windswept look”.
    Thanksgiving with a high of 75 is pretty new to me (but I think I am ok with that!) Big hugs to all. Happy Thanksgiving and remember “Every day is a Healing Day”…right Camille? ;)
    Cheers!

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    Lisa Mims

    I thought I knew it all after having been gluten-free for twelve years–but I didn’t.

    Thank you for reminding us all to be careful and stay healthy.

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

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    Gloria

    Bummer. I don’t know why I can’t read this post? The pictures are covering up the words. Anyone else having this problem?

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      Gluten Dude

      You’re not the first. Try refreshing the browser and let me know if that fixes it.

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        Gloria

        I highlighted it like the other reader said and could see it.
        Anyway, thanks for all you do! I write a GF cooking site for people in my neck of the woods (central Illinois) or any rural area that shop at Aldis, Walmart etc and don’t have access to fancy GF foods. I am so thankful that so many of the celiacs out there have different talents that we share with each other. I was diagnosed before people used the internet and it was a lonely place to be. Thanks for how you bring people together! And you are a lot of fun to boot! Enjoy your GF stuffing!

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          GF Gal in KY

          Gloria, I would love more info! I live in an area where literally the cows outnumber people and you can’t google my address. Rural? Yeah, just a little bit. LMAO!

          I am not starving as I eat real food but finding GF foods is thisclose to impossible unless I hit amazon.com. I asked a store clerk one day ( and I can’t make this stuff up!) if they could pre-order me some GF crackers ( a simple box of crackers for some cheese, for Pete’s sake!) and they actually asked me “Is that a type of fish or something?”. I can find a few items now because I take the time – and a deep breath or two – and educate. But would love to know if you have any tricks or tips I can utilize! Thanks!!!

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            Gloria

            Glad to help. glutenfreepoodlehome.com

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      Lu

      yep unreadable here too, But, by accident, discovered that when I left click and highlight ( as if you were to copy) , the post is readable.

      Thanks Gluten Dude for your posts and insights, and to all who comment– this community has been a great help.

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    Nikki Everett

    Thanks to all of the people listed also, and to you GD. You bring a level minded, common sense approach that this community needs. Your humanity touches me time and again. I am thankful to have met so many people whom I feel a connection to in this community Hopefully one day, we will get to meet:) Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
    Nikki

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    Kimberly Kuehl

    Hello, and I would like to thank all on this site! You have inspired me and helped me on all levels. Thank you and Happy T-Day, Ps I eat steak and potato and am very satisfied:) Kim Kuehl

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    Aloha Julie

    Thanks GD for your interesting posts and giving us a place to come so we don’t feel alone.

    I found you when I was feeling really lost and in despair. You helped me to move forward.

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

    Aloha!

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    Alysa (InspiredRD)

    Like you said, I didn’t think I could be thankful for this disease…but I have to be because of the friends it has brought me. Thank you for being my confidante. I couldn’t do this without you and Mrs. Dude. Can’t wait to meet you both in person sometime soon (COME TO PHOENIX!) :)

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      IrishHeart

      Alysa
      I agree with you. The blessing of this disease is the amazing, loving friends in the celiac/GF community that I have made.
      I never feel alone because I have so many wonderful peeps who walk in the same shoes I do. I am so lucky. :)
      Many blessings to you and your sweet family.
      Cheers!

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    chris

    Happy Thanksgiving to all American celiacs from a Canadian celiac

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    margaret

    I am thankful I (just recently) found this web site. And thanks to GD for all his work: it’s level-headed and commonsensical without losing perspective on what’s really important in life. It’s very, very much appreciated. Happy Thankgiving!

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    Kathy Smart

    Dude…..
    What an awesome article!
    Love all those people but most of all – I love people who shine the light on others doing awesome work.
    So here it is!
    YOU are doing an incredible job. Your posts, Tweets and blogs always either make me smile, laugh or both.
    Thank you for all the work YOU do:)
    Your gluten free fan from Canada:)
    Kathy

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    Gluten FreeK

    Toast! Toast! A toast to this table of friends!

    May your hearts be light and happy,
    May your smiles be big and wide,
    May your days be free of gluten with great company at your side!

    Thank you for the great company, laughs, caring and sharing on this crazy journey!

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      IrishHeart

      Hi KIM! thanksgiving blessings to you!! xxx IH

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        Gluten FreeK

        Hi Irish!

        I’ve had to put myself on a back burner, as I left a beloved job to teach a 1st grade bilingual class. I’ve had my head right at the waterline, but when I can catch a breath, I come here to catch a glimpse of the shore. Glad to see the gang’s all here!

        P.S. I love your kissed by the beach/wind photo!

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          IrishHeart

          Omygosh! I cannot imagine anything more rewarding than teaching a 1st grade bilingual class….
          (except maybe the college ESL courses I taught? :) )
          Made my heart burst to work with those wonderful students.
          Good for you. Big hugs!!

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    Celiac Mindwarp

    Dude

    You gave me back my life by sharing your Whole30 experience, and kept me sane when I felt alone. I love what you do here.

    Irish

    You are amazing, and I love you. Here and c.com you got me sorted and helped me realize that I needed to eat clean to heal. Plus you made me laugh.

    Sorry I am not about so much, but I am working 5 days a week now, when a year ago I seriously thought I would never be able to work again. Thankful. You bet.

    Mw xxx

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      IrishHeart

      Oh dear girl!!
      I love you too!
      You have brought great sunshine to me, too, you big silly pants!
      So proud of your accomplishments and delighted for your progress.
      I could not be any happier for you–you are healing, healthy and happy!
      XXX

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    IM

    I may not always show it but I too am thankful for the community here. You are all such an inspiration, regardless of whether or not you are one of the nine (9) above.

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    Kelly

    Wow. I’m honored to be a part of your list. In this time of Thanksgiving, I am also thankful for you and your unwavering support of my business. I’m grateful for the time you’ve taken out of your busy day to listen to my rants about this disease. Without you and the entire gluten free community continually educating me on latest research about this disease I’d be continually glutenizing myself and not knowing it. I feel blessed to have been diagnosed with this disease when the internet is a part of our everyday lives and we can easily share information we learn. I feel blessed that our community is so open about sharing the information they obtain to help the greater good. And, I feel blessed to have the continued support of gluten free friends like yourself that help push me to continue this labor of love – glutenfreelabels.com. Grateful today and every day for my many blessings. Thanks again. Kelly

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    Ken

    Why did I not see this until now?

    This is now my go to celiac site because a total of zero punches are pulled. This is not a condition for the weak, and you are some strong people. You make giving up my beloved NYC pizza almost tolerable.
    Also I like making Irish Heart laugh.

    By the way, my first gf thanksgiving dinner was awesome. I got creative with the stuffing and veggies. My little brother is developmentally disabled, and has celiac, and he didn’t feel like he was missing anything.
    Thanks all.

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