I am thankful that when Iran decided to push to build a nuclear reactor, the Russians were more thoughtful about it than we were and have now put themselves in a position to watch whether the reactor is producing weapons or not.
I am thankful that an entire global community was able to come together, without political boundaries, and free miners from the depths of Chili.
I am thankful that CERN (home of the LHC) is able to continue pushing the forefront of scientific knowledge regarding particle physics. We adventure not because we know what we'll find, but because we don't know what we'll find.
And I am thankful for my ever-faithful fiance who will be joining me as my wife :)