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We asked you to submit a picture of your brightest smile and tell us one thing you're grateful for in 2020. This is what you said.

We asked for your brightest smile and the reasons (not weight-related) that you are grateful as we start this new decade. If you want to feel lifted up and see the many ways people find to be grateful in spite of the cards life has dealt them, read on! 

We know that we can all use more gratitude in our lives!

Our Cover Model: Natasha Whitefield

“Grateful for my husband and his endless support!”

We were sooooo moved by these:

Cissy Childs

Cissy Childs – "There are so many things. I am one blessed lady with a wonderful family, good friends and a job I love. In October I was diagnosed with colon cancer at 58. I had hundreds of people praying for me. This picture is on Thanksgiving Day, three weeks after surgery to have half my colon removed. Thankful for Stage 2 and no chemo. Blessed to be back at work last week! Just living life and loving it! Here’s to 2020!" - Curvicality magazine
"There are so many things. I am one blessed lady with a wonderful family, good friends and a job I love. In October I was diagnosed with colon cancer at 58. I had hundreds of people praying for me. This picture is on Thanksgiving Day, three weeks after surgery to have half my colon removed. Thankful for Stage 2 and no chemo. Blessed to be back at work last week! Just living life and loving it! Here’s to 2020!"

Andrea Wert

Andrea Wert “I’m grateful for still being here in 2020 and getting stronger with each day. As a victim of assault last January, this was the absolute hardest year ever. I now suffer from anxiety, depression and PTSD brought on by the assault and have fought to overcome my suicidal urge. This year will be a year of continued growth and strengthening for me.”
“I’m grateful for still being here in 2020 and getting stronger with each day. As a victim of assault last January, this was the absolute hardest year ever. I now suffer from anxiety, depression and PTSD brought on by the assault and have fought to overcome my suicidal urge. This year will be a year of continued growth and strengthening for me.”

Cheryl A. Porter

Cheryl A. Porter – “I’m blessed to see 2020 and to know that I left breast cancer in 2019 after a year of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m blessed to see 2020 and to know that I left breast cancer in 2019 after a year of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment.”

Madison Sky Jones

Madison Sky Jones - "I’m most grateful for finding myself! It was raw, ugly and the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but now I feel beautiful and whole. I’m grateful for learning how to love and how to accept love. I’m grateful for now understanding what it means to become a diamond. I was in an ugly place, and with time, pressure and some ugly truth, I have emerged. Beautiful. ❤️" - Curvicality magazine
"I’m most grateful for finding myself! It was raw, ugly and the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but now I feel beautiful and whole. I’m grateful for learning how to love and how to accept love. I’m grateful for now understanding what it means to become a diamond. I was in an ugly place, and with time, pressure and some ugly truth, I have emerged. Beautiful. ❤️"

Christi
Banks

Christi Banks – “I am so thankful for life and family. I am two years cancer-free from endometrial cancer. I’m thankful for my nieces and nephews who show me love like children as I was never able to have my own.” – Curvicality Magazine
“I am so thankful for life and family. I am two years cancer-free from endometrial cancer. I’m thankful for my nieces and nephews who show me love like children as I was never able to have my own.”

Ginny
Hardy

Ginny Hardy – “I am grateful for my family, the gift of waking up each day and of being cancer free for 10 years.” – Curvicality Magazine
“I am grateful for my family, the gift of waking up each day and of being cancer free for 10 years.”

Annette Stieffenhofer Foster

Annette Stieffenhofer Foster – “I’m so grateful and blessed. I’m starting my eighth year of remission. I had stage four metastatic breast cancer.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m so grateful and blessed. I’m starting my eighth year of remission. I had stage four metastatic breast cancer.”

Stacy
Buchanan

"I’m thankful to still be cancer-free! I’m thankful for my husband, who took the most amazing care of me during chemo and radiation. I’m grateful my 11-year-old daughter is alive and well. We had an emergency situation with her in November that could have ended very badly. I’m grateful for this second chance at life!"

Chasity Hope Darnell

"I am beyond blessed in life and so grateful for what I’ve been given! I have an amazing husband who helps bring out the best in me, a sassy, Southern momma who is my number one fan, a fun family and sweet in-laws, wonderful friends who have been there for me throughout all walks of life, a loving church family that loves me, a rewarding job as a third-grade teacher, a stable work family that pushes me to do my best, and a class of sweet third-graders that make the hard days worth it. My goal for 2020 is to focus on the positive in life and not get so bogged down with the negative. 🎉"

Miranda
Anthony

Miranda Anthony – “I have so many things to be grateful for, including my life and each breath I take. I’ve been through open heart surgery and a major stroke. Each could have taken me. I’m grateful I can speak again and walk again, but most of all I am grateful to be here to love my family. I have the gift of being a Nana! So, so grateful!” - Curvicality Magazine
“I have so many things to be grateful for, including my life and each breath I take. I’ve been through open heart surgery and a major stroke. Each could have taken me. I’m grateful I can speak again and walk again, but most of all I am grateful to be here to love my family. I have the gift of being a Nana! So, so grateful!”

Jackie Phillips-Helton

Jackie Phillips Helton – “I’m most thankful for my ability to walk. I was a powerlifter. Then I felt a twinge in my hip one day. Come to find out, I have degenerative disc disease, and less than six months later I was having emergency back surgery and was only given a 50 percent chance to walk again. But I’m up and about, blowin’ and goin’ .... No more power lifting but I’m able to feel the dirt under my feet.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m most thankful for my ability to walk. I was a powerlifter. Then I felt a twinge in my hip one day. Come to find out, I have degenerative disc disease, and less than six months later I was having emergency back surgery and was only given a 50 percent chance to walk again. But I’m up and about, blowin’ and goin’ .... No more power lifting but I’m able to feel the dirt under my feet.”

Leah
Messemore

Leah Messemore – “I am grateful for the love and support of my family and friends! If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be where I am today. As someone who struggles with body confidence as well as self worth, I deal with a multitude of mental health issues, including bipolar depression, which can sometimes make my way seem dark and hopeless. Every time I fall into that pit, my family and friends have stuck by me through thick and thin and pulled me out! I only hope they realize how dearly I love them and how thankful I am that they are in my life! Here’s to 2020! ❤️” - Curviclity Magazine
“I am grateful for the love and support of my family and friends! If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be where I am today. As someone who struggles with body confidence as well as self worth, I deal with a multitude of mental health issues, including bipolar depression, which can sometimes make my way seem dark and hopeless. Every time I fall into that pit, my family and friends have stuck by me through thick and thin and pulled me out! I only hope they realize how dearly I love them and how thankful I am that they are in my life! Here’s to 2020! ❤️”

Many of us expressed gratitude for family and children:

Shannan Jessee Steele

Shannan Jessee Steele – “So grateful for my amazing son and parents! Also for the wonderful friends I have. One super blessed girl right here!” – Curvicality Magazine
“So grateful for my amazing son and parents! Also for the wonderful friends I have. One super blessed girl right here!”

Angie Seggerman

Angie Seggerman- “I am grateful for my family and friends, but especially my husband and kids. They are my world.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I am grateful for my family and friends, but especially my husband and kids. They are my world.”

Ashley Garmong

“I am most grateful for my nieces and another year of good health! Owning my own home for another year is also a plus!” - Curvicality magazine
“I am most grateful for my nieces and another year of good health! Owning my own home for another year is also a plus!”

Leah Thys

“I’m grateful for my spouse and my family. Tomorrow is never promised, so I enjoy every minute with my loved ones.”

Lura Alger

Lura Alger – “I’m so grateful for my amazing family. They are such great support. I don’t know what I would do without them.” – Curvicality Magazine
“I’m so grateful for my amazing family. They are such great support. I don’t know what I would do without them.”

Jacquelyn Brown

Jacquelyn Brown - “I am so grateful to have my son home from the Army after not seeing him for a year.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I am so grateful to have my son home from the Army after not seeing him for a year.”

Amy DisedareDozar

Amy DisedareDozar- “I’m grateful for my family and my relationship with Jesus Christ. Without them, I’m nothing.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful for my family and my relationship with Jesus Christ. Without them, I’m nothing.”

Kasey Richelle Miller

Kasey Richelle Miller – “I’m grateful for my beautiful babies and being able to spend every day I can with them.” – Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful for my beautiful babies and being able to spend every day I can with them.”

Karen Grace Steward

Karen Grace Steward - “I’m grateful that my oldest on-the-spectrum son graduated from college.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful that my oldest on-the-spectrum son graduated from college.”

Megan Naughton Hodges

Megan Naughton Hodges – Curvicality Magazine – “I’m grateful for my boys. They make me crazy, but keep me sane.”
“I’m grateful for my boys. They make me crazy, but keep me sane.”

Chynna Smyser

Chynna Smyser– “I’m grateful for my kids.” – Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful for my kids.”

Vanessa Erin Marcum

Vanessa Erin Marcum – “I’m grateful for my children.” – Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful for my children.”

Jordan
Falbs

Jordan Falbs – “I’m grateful for my friends, family, access to quality healthcare and my occupation, which allows me to do meaningful work helping others in my community!” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful for my friends, family, access to quality healthcare and my occupation, which allows me to do meaningful work helping others in my community!”

Cece Fitz

Cece Fitz - “I’m grateful for my son (here giving me a messy kiss at 6 months old). I went through so much loss (miscarriages, death of parents/best friend, lost jobs/missed opportunities, broken relationships, etc.), and then I was blessed with him. It’s been a journey. I love him so much!” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful for my son (here giving me a messy kiss at 6 months old). I went through so much loss (miscarriages, death of parents/best friend, lost jobs/missed opportunities, broken relationships, etc.), and then I was blessed with him. It’s been a journey. I love him so much!”

Tracy Huddleston

Tracy Huddleston -“I’m grateful for my grandsons being such a big part of my life.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful for my grandsons being such a big part of my life.”

Joyce Hajvert Goeman

Joyce Hajvert Goeman - “I’m grateful for this beauty … she has been my rock in more ways than she knows. 2019 was a rough year. I love her 1,001 ways and I’m always grateful for her beautiful smile … love her to the moon and back. ❤” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful for this beauty … she has been my rock in more ways than she knows. 2019 was a rough year. I love her 1,001 ways and I’m always grateful for her beautiful smile … love her to the moon and back. ❤”

Mary Mahaney

Mary Mahaney - “Me and my spirit animal, Hei Hei. :) I’m grateful for my family. My daughter has a lot of health issues so we spend one day a week at the hospital or doctors’ appointments. So we try to spend a few days a month enjoying Disney together.” - Curvicality Magazine
“Me and my spirit animal, Hei Hei. 🙂 I’m grateful for my family. My daughter has a lot of health issues so we spend one day a week at the hospital or doctors' appointments. So we try to spend a few days a month enjoying Disney together.”

Angie Mcjunkin

“I’m blessed with such a great hubby and loving dog.” - Curvicality magazine
“I’m blessed with such a great hubby and loving dog.”

Ashley Walker

Ashley Walker - “I am grateful for my family. We have become closer in the past year and it’s nice to have the experiences and memories with them.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I am grateful for my family. We have become closer in the past year and it’s nice to have the experiences and memories with them.”

Ashley Taylor-Wrightson

“I’m incredibly grateful for family and their support. I have some serious chronic health issues and they’re supporting my efforts to find answers this year.”

Beverly Schmidt Squitire

“Grateful for my youngest son! He’s my best buddy. He’s been my right arm since my husband passed away. I thank God every day for him. 💞”

Jamie Wambaja

Jamie Wambaja – “Grateful for my little one and my family, who continue to support me through all our life decisions.” - Curvicality Magazine
“Grateful for my little one and my family, who continue to support me through all our life decisions.”

Trish Fritz-Howe

Trish Fritz Howe– “I’m thankful for my healthy kids and seven grandkids.” – Curvicality magazine
“I’m thankful for my healthy kids and seven grandkids.”

Tracey Michele

“I am grateful for my granddaughters and family. ❤️ That’s what matters and makes me smile. 😃”

Heather Churchwell

Heather Churchwell- “Not exactly my brightest but I am so grateful to be the mommy to the little girl in the background. She and her daddy are my world.” - Curvicality Magazine
“Not exactly my brightest but I am so grateful to be the mommy to the little girl in the background. She and her daddy are my world.”

Toyka Johnson

Toyka Johnson - “I’m grateful for my family.❣” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful for my family.❣”

Some of us were grateful for professional advances:

Bianca Dodson-Gregory

“I’m grateful for the ability to pursue and strengthen my passions. I have been blessed to be a part of the nationally recognized and award-winning Norfolk State University Theatre Co. I have been able to play amazing roles in “The Color Purple” and “Once on This Island.” I won Best Supporting Actress in a Musical as Asaka Mother of the Earth in “Once on This Island!” While I LOVE musicals, I am stepping out and trying for plays. I was the understudy for Aunt Ester in “Gem of the Ocean.” I even got to portray Lady in Orange in “For Colored Girls” with Goode Girl Productions at Downing Gross in Newport News. Am looking forward to growing in all areas of theatre and pursuing my dream of Broadway!”

Katrinia Freeman

Katrinia Freeman - “I smile because I made history! I am the first Ms. Full Figured Virginia Plus. People said I couldn’t compete because of my size. Been proving them wrong for seven years. I am beautiful and a force to be reckoned with.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I smile because I made history! I am the first Ms. Full Figured Virginia Plus. People said I couldn’t compete because of my size. Been proving them wrong for seven years. I am beautiful and a force to be reckoned with.”

Angie Peng

Angie Peng - “I am grateful for the amazing support system that I have. My family and friends have made it so much easier for me to go back to school to get my BCBA certification. If it wasn’t for their encouragement, I wouldn’t have been able to do it. They keep me grounded and they keep me going. I love them so much.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I am grateful for the amazing support system that I have. My family and friends have made it so much easier for me to go back to school to get my BCBA certification. If it wasn’t for their encouragement, I wouldn’t have been able to do it. They keep me grounded and they keep me going. I love them so much.”

Tina Tisdale

Tina Tisdale - “I’m grateful for the opportunity to try new things, like being in a fashion show and speaking at a presentation, two things I would not normally do. I am grateful for increased confidence in myself. Also, for my family and friends who encouraged me.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to try new things, like being in a fashion show and speaking at a presentation, two things I would not normally do. I am grateful for increased confidence in myself. Also, for my family and friends who encouraged me.”

Amber Hair

Amber Hair - “I’m in a new place, in a new environment, with a new job that I’m actually rocking out at. I have a loving, supportive girlfriend and two cats. My mental illnesses have calmed down to the point where I can manage them. I’m just grateful.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m in a new place, in a new environment, with a new job that I’m actually rocking out at. I have a loving, supportive girlfriend and two cats. My mental illnesses have calmed down to the point where I can manage them. I’m just grateful.”

Christena Warner

“I’m grateful for having a job. 😍 I’ve been a SAHM for more than 11 years and it feels amazing to do my part and contribute to my family.”

Amanda LeBouef

Amanda LeBouef - “In 2020, I am grateful to have such an amazing support system that has cheered me and pushed me to pursue my dream of becoming an RN. My application for the Spring semester is turned in, so I am one step closer.” - Curvicality Magazine
“In 2020, I am grateful to have such an amazing support system that has cheered me and pushed me to pursue my dream of becoming an RN. My application for the Spring semester is turned in, so I am one step closer.”

Breanna Patterson

Breanna Patterson - “I was able to move into a career role with a lot of patience and my personality!” - Curvicality Magazine
“I was able to move into a career role with a lot of patience and my personality!”

Shandra
JaNaee

Shandra JaNaee - “I went through so many changes, healthwise and financially. I’m grateful that I changed jobs after 15 years in one location and I’m making more adjustments for my personal growth and wellness.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I went through so many changes, healthwise and financially. I’m grateful that I changed jobs after 15 years in one location and I’m making more adjustments for my personal growth and wellness.”

Beverly Lehman Brady

Beverly Lehman Brady - “I’m thankful for my husband and daughter, and I thank God every day for what he’s helped me through, especially the past five years. Also thankful for my job, which I just love! I’m an activities aide in a senior living home, and love them all!” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m thankful for my husband and daughter, and I thank God every day for what he’s helped me through, especially the past five years. Also thankful for my job, which I just love! I’m an activities aide in a senior living home, and love them all!”

We struggled with depression, PTSD and other mental illnesses, but still we found a space for gratitude:

Jessica LouAnn

Jessica LouAnn - “We finally got my depression meds right and I can actually be thankful for anything! I can actually appreciate life and not think that I’m alone in this world.” - Curvicality Magazine
“We finally got my depression meds right and I can actually be thankful for anything! I can actually appreciate life and not think that I’m alone in this world.”

Monica Marie

Monica Marie - “I am thankful for my mom and sons for all their support in everything I go through with having fibromyalgia, anxiety and depression.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I am thankful for my mom and sons for all their support in everything I go through with having fibromyalgia, anxiety and depression.”

Jessica Vess Greene

Jessica Vess Greene - “I’m grateful for my two boys, whom I co-parent with their dad. But these boys have seen me in my lows, crying. They hug me, wipe my tears at times and kiss my cheek and tell me it’s going to be OK. I told my oldest that my boyfriend and I are having financial issues that have put a strain on our relationship at times. My son said, “Momma, just pray about it.” I said I have. Not too long after that, my boyfriend got a job offer. These boys, ages 9 and 12, are my world and my everything. I suffer with depression, anxiety and PTSD, and with those issues, it’s hard, but they help me keep going.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful for my two boys, whom I co-parent with their dad. But these boys have seen me in my lows, crying. They hug me, wipe my tears at times and kiss my cheek and tell me it’s going to be OK. I told my oldest that my boyfriend and I are having financial issues that have put a strain on our relationship at times. My son said, 'Momma, just pray about it.' I said I have. Not too long after that, my boyfriend got a job offer. These boys, ages 9 and 12, are my world and my everything. I suffer with depression, anxiety and PTSD, and with those issues, it’s hard, but they help me keep going.”

Cassie Sheets

Cassie Sheets Before -Curvicality Magazine

“I am thankful for 2020 because 2019 was the worst year I’ve ever had. I battled depression and suicidal thoughts and no one seemed to notice. I have found a new me and I am much happier now. My soul just feels happy again. I’m grateful for my husband for being there and talking me through the worst times of my life. When I say the worst, I mean I wouldn’t want my worst enemy to feel what I felt. Seriously. I can attach a picture of me when I hit rock bottom. I’m making a promo to myself to NEVER EVER let anyone or anything make me like that again. To go through what I’ve been through and to find a new me is so much more than any gift. I just want to share my story, not really to win anything. Thanks for reading! Hello 2020!”



Ashley Augspurger

Ashley Augspurger- “Grateful for my daughter, who is my light and inspiration, to keep pushing forward, instead of allowing my depression, anxiety and PTSD to run my life.” - Curvicality Magazine
“Grateful for my daughter, who is my light and inspiration, to keep pushing forward, instead of allowing my depression, anxiety and PTSD to run my life.”

Joann Karon

Joann Karon - “I’m grateful for my life the last three years. I was depressed and dying on the inside, but my sons, Ronald and Richard, and my baby Jacara, are my reason for living. I’m just walking into 2020, the best year of my life.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful for my life the last three years. I was depressed and dying on the inside, but my sons, Ronald and Richard, and my baby Jacara, are my reason for living. I’m just walking into 2020, the best year of my life.”

Tina M Carroll

Tina M Carroll - “I’m thankful for the love and support of friends as I’ve struggled with depression this year. They remind me of my goodness and sparkle when I can’t see it.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m thankful for the love and support of friends as I’ve struggled with depression this year. They remind me of my goodness and sparkle when I can’t see it.”

Amber Bascovsky

Amber Bascovsky - “I’m grateful for finding a new doctor who correctly diagnosed a mental illness I didn’t know I had (a borderline personality disorder) so I could truly start to heal from childhood trauma!” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful for finding a new doctor who correctly diagnosed a mental illness I didn’t know I had (a borderline personality disorder) so I could truly start to heal from childhood trauma!”

We escaped abusive relationships. Go us!!

Belladonna

Belladonna- “Thankful to be free from an abusive relationship. Thankful for my amazing kids.” - Curvicality Magazine
“Thankful to be free from an abusive relationship. Thankful for my amazing kids.”

Sam Marie

Sam Marie- "I’m grateful for leaving my abusive relationship and doing what’s best for my kids and me. It’s definitely not easy but it’s a happier and healthier path.” - Curvicality magazine
“I’m grateful for leaving my abusive relationship and doing what’s best for my kids and me. It’s definitely not easy but it’s a happier and healthier path.”

Mindy Klein

Mindy Klein - “Grateful that I left an abusive relationship and am getting my divorce finalized soon.” - Curvicality magazine
“Grateful that I left an abusive relationship and am getting my divorce finalized soon.”

We are marrying wonderful men. Life is good.

Megan Mersereau

Megan Mersereau - “So grateful for my family! And this year of 2020 I will be marrying my best friend. He takes me as I am and loves me for who I am!” - Curvicality Magazine
“So grateful for my family! And this year of 2020 I will be marrying my best friend. He takes me as I am and loves me for who I am!”

Amanda R Criner

Amanda R Criner -“I am grateful to be getting married to the most wonderful man in 2020. He loves both me and my son so much.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I am grateful to be getting married to the most wonderful man in 2020. He loves both me and my son so much.”

Hannah Bear

Hannah Bear - “I’m grateful for my future husband and all he does for me. I’m grateful for my family and friends and for those friends who have become family. I’m grateful I get to wake up every morning and know that I’ve overcome the obstacles that life throws every day.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful for my future husband and all he does for me. I’m grateful for my family and friends and for those friends who have become family. I’m grateful I get to wake up every morning and know that I’ve overcome the obstacles that life throws every day.”

We are grateful for fresh starts and lessons learned.

Cynthia Rushing

Cynthia Rushing - “I’m grateful for the opportunity to start again.” - Curvicality magazine
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to start again.”

Kit Cat

“I am blessed to have a roof over my head, a bed to sleep in, food in my belly, bills paid and gas in my car. I am blessed that God has closed my doors and now I’m waiting patiently in the hallway. I have an amazing fiance who has my back 100 percent. I recently resigned from my career of eight years due to differences in opinion. I’m about to have my first job interview. I ask if I can be lifted in prayer, please. I pray that 2020 will also be your year, everyone! God bless!” - Curvicality magazine
“I am blessed to have a roof over my head, a bed to sleep in, food in my belly, bills paid and gas in my car. I am blessed that God has closed my doors and now I’m waiting patiently in the hallway. I have an amazing fiance who has my back 100 percent. I recently resigned from my career of eight years due to differences in opinion. I’m about to have my first job interview. I ask if I can be lifted in prayer, please. I pray that 2020 will also be your year, everyone! God bless!”

Jill Cross Jasper

Jill Cross Jasper - “I’m grateful for new beginnings: new apartment, kids in a great school, new job. I’m going back to college and am in my first relationship in eight years. We just hit the seven-month mark!! Life is really going well right now. ❤” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful for new beginnings: new apartment, kids in a great school, new job. I’m going back to college and am in my first relationship in eight years. We just hit the seven-month mark!! Life is really going well right now. ❤”

Evelyn Ceballos

Evelyn Ceballos - “I'm grateful for the lessons I have learned. Sometimes things happen in life that are hard to explain but I know that I am stronger now and I was able to handle stuff a tad better.”
“I'm grateful for the lessons I have learned. Sometimes things happen in life that are hard to explain but I know that I am stronger now and I was able to handle stuff a tad better.”

Lisa Delamater Bentley

“I’m grateful to have started 2020 working on my dream.❣️” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful to have started 2020 working on my dream.❣️”

Stacy R Patterson

“Smile like the world is yours. 🌎 I’m so thankful for my new life in a new year.”

Whitney Nichole White

Whitney Nichole White - “I’m thankful for who I’m starting to become.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m thankful for who I’m starting to become.”

Victoria Victoria Victoria

Katherine Daum

Katherine Daum -“I’m grateful for second chances; for the ability to simply “start over.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful for second chances; for the ability to simply 'start over.'”

M'Lisa Elgin

“I am grateful for my courage, I am grateful for new opportunities and for changes that are thrust upon me and which serve to make me stronger. I am grateful for the chance to be a role model and a voice in the body positive movement, and most of all, I’m grateful to my body for working hard even when I mistreat it.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I am grateful for my courage, I am grateful for new opportunities and for changes that are thrust upon me and which serve to make me stronger. I am grateful for the chance to be a role model and a voice in the body positive movement, and most of all, I’m grateful to my body for working hard even when I mistreat it.”

Samantha Turner

“I’m grateful for being pregnant after being told I can’t have kids. This is my miracle baby.”

We are grateful for a higher power.

Paula Rogers

“I’m thankful to be the strong woman I have become. 2020 is my year to embrace the strength God has given me to be prosperous and grateful. 😁”

Amy Marie

Amy Marie- “I’m grateful for God blessing me with another year and some amazing women in my life.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful for God blessing me with another year and some amazing women in my life.”

Jeannette Jurado

Jeannette Jurado - “I’m grateful for another day and that God opened my eyes to see all his wonderful creations. Also grateful for my family that always stands by my side and supports me through my toughest times. Without them I don’t know where I would be.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful for another day and that God opened my eyes to see all his wonderful creations. Also grateful for my family that always stands by my side and supports me through my toughest times. Without them I don’t know where I would be.”

Kimmy Jo

Kimmy Jo - “In 2020 and always, I’m grateful for God, my family, my love of my life, my friends and my job that I love! I can’t wait to see what 2020 holds for me!” - Curvicality Magazine
“In 2020 and always, I’m grateful for God, my family, my love of my life, my friends and my job that I love! I can’t wait to see what 2020 holds for me!”

Michele Krones-Caldwell

Michele Krones Caldwell - “So grateful and thankful to be starting a new year as a strong, blessed women of Christ; someone my daughter can look up to, be proud of and remember that no matter what comes our way we will be stronger, braver and happier on the other side.” - Curvicality magazine
“So grateful and thankful to be starting a new year as a strong, blessed women of Christ; someone my daughter can look up to, be proud of and remember that no matter what comes our way we will be stronger, braver and happier on the other side.”

Lori Blume Long

Lori Blume Long - “I am grateful for all God has blessed me with!”- Curvicality Magazine
“I am grateful for all God has blessed me with!”

Cassandra Mans

Cassandra Mans - “I’m so grateful for life. I just turned 50 this week. I brought in the new year in the hospital and I’m so thankful that God kept me and brought me through. I had pneumonia in both of my lungs and spent six days in the hospital.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m so grateful for life. I just turned 50 this week. I brought in the new year in the hospital and I’m so thankful that God kept me and brought me through. I had pneumonia in both of my lungs and spent six days in the hospital.”

Belinda Hallman

Belinda Hallman - “I am so thankful and blessed to have not only my family and friends, but I also have an amazing Father in heaven who continues to bless my family. I can only pray that everyone will come to know him and put their lives in his hands in 2020.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I am so thankful and blessed to have not only my family and friends, but I also have an amazing Father in heaven who continues to bless my family. I can only pray that everyone will come to know him and put their lives in his hands in 2020.”

Lori
Ramon

Lori Ramon - “I am grateful for every day I get to wake up to my daughter and the amazing boyfriend I have. Life has been insanely tough, but with them and God by my side, anything is possible.” - Curvicality magazine
“I am grateful for every day I get to wake up to my daughter and the amazing boyfriend I have. Life has been insanely tough, but with them and God by my side, anything is possible.”

Susan
Frogge

Susan Frogge - “I am most thankful for God, for being alive, for my family and for those I hold near and dear to my heart.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I am most thankful for God, for being alive, for my family and for those I hold near and dear to my heart.”

We are grateful for finding ourselves, being who we are ... at last, and living an authentic life.

Heather Berry

Heather Berry - “I’m thankful for letting go of years of shame and guilt that were misplaced and for gaining my wings to fly!” - Curvicality magazine
“I’m thankful for letting go of years of shame and guilt that were misplaced and for gaining my wings to fly!”

Amber Emerick

Amber Emerick “I’m grateful for learning how to live in the present moment and not giving a f@*% what others think about what that looks like. ♥️” - Curvicality magazine
“I’m grateful for learning how to live in the present moment and not giving a f@*% what others think about what that looks like. ♥️”

Brittany Sonderman

“So happy and grateful to finally be comfortable in my own self and skin! 🙌🏼”

Van Jones

“I’m thankful for being able to smile amidst my pain, as I’ve been doing for 51 years.”

Abbee Dobyns

Abbee Dobyns - “I’m grateful for being who I am and finally being accepted.” - Curvicality magazine
“I’m grateful for being who I am and finally being accepted.”

Linda B. Seidel-Payton

“I am grateful for finally accepting myself as being perfectly imperfect. I am comfortable being me. What I will teach myself and others in 2020 is that we are WORTHY!”

We are thankful for our Moms and Grandmothers.

Aurora Elizabeth McBride

Aurora Elizabeth McBride- “On a cruise for my best friend’s wedding this past May! I hate my teeth 1009999990 percent so I hardly smile open-mouthed, but I love this dress and my ears so much I couldn’t help it! I am so grateful for my support system, namely my mother who taught me, “Never let the dark thoughts move in. It’s OK to let them visit, but don’t let them unpack.” - Curvicality magazine
“On a cruise for my best friend’s wedding this past May! I hate my teeth 1009999990 percent so I hardly smile open-mouthed, but I love this dress and my ears so much I couldn’t help it! I am so grateful for my support system, namely my mother who taught me, 'Never let the dark thoughts move in. It’s OK to let them visit, but don’t let them unpack.'”

Tabitha Rhae

Tabitha Rhae - “On Jan. 10, 2020, I got to be with my grandmother as she took her last breath on this side and her first on Heaven’s side. She was and is my inspiration of what it means to be a woman and a human being. This is what I’m most grateful for, to spend her last earthly night with her. - Curvicality Magazine
“On Jan. 10, 2020, I got to be with my grandmother as she took her last breath on this side and her first on Heaven’s side. She was and is my inspiration of what it means to be a woman and a human being. This is what I’m most grateful for, to spend her last earthly night with her.

Nicolette Kimberling

Nicolette Kimberling - “I am grateful to have saved my 93-year-old grandma and got her back home from the hospital to enjoy 2020 with the entire family :D” - Curvicality magazine
“I am grateful to have saved my 93-year-old grandma and got her back home from the hospital to enjoy 2020 with the entire family :D”

Vicki Calvert

Vicki Calvert - “I’m grateful to have had the most amazing woman to call Mom. Although she is now in Heaven, I know she is always with me.♥️♥️♥️” - Curvicality magazine
“I’m grateful to have had the most amazing woman to call Mom. Although she is now in Heaven, I know she is always with me.♥️♥️♥️”

We are grateful for cupcakes ... always for cupcakes.
But our gratitude doesn't stop there.

Plowdeniz Honika

Plowdeniz Honika - “I made all 53 cupcakes and I am going to eat all of them with no guilt, but with chocolate milk!” - Curvicality magazine
“I made all 53 cupcakes and I am going to eat all of them with no guilt, but with chocolate milk!”
Plowdeniz Honika - “Thankful for seeing 53, 1/10/2020. Natural silver streaks, natural cellulite, NATURAL ALL ME!” - Curvicality magazine
“Thankful for seeing 53, 1/10/2020. Natural silver streaks, natural cellulite, NATURAL ALL ME!”

We are grateful for ourselves, our independence and our ability to celebrate ourselves.

Ashley Yvonne Stone

“I am grateful I can finally see in myself what the people who love me always have seen.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I am grateful I can finally see in myself what the people who love me always have seen.”

Melba Griggs Todd

“I’m grateful for my drive to make a better life for my boys and I. Things have not been easy but I’m in the silver lining.”

Rhenitha LivingFree Johnson

“I’ve learned to give myself 100 percent of effort. I’m worthy of giving myself the best of me.”

DustinCrystal Berwick

“I am so grateful for everyone supporting me in my mission trip to South Korea to learn about that country and our churches there. It is going to be the best experience ever. Here is to my family, the most important people in my life — my husband and four beautiful babies. I love them more than anything. Having them by my side is the best feeling ever. Here is to South Korea in April 2020.”

Leslie Ann Powers

“I’m grateful because 2019 taught me to be strong and independent and I am now able to take care of my kids and myself in ways I never thought I could!” - Curvicality magazine
“I’m grateful because 2019 taught me to be strong and independent and I am now able to take care of my kids and myself in ways I never thought I could!”

Ta-Mekala Wilks

“I am grateful for my husband, who pushes me every day to be the best version of myself! ❤️” - Curvicality magazine
“I am grateful for my husband, who pushes me every day to be the best version of myself! ❤️”

Naomi Faye

“I’m thankful for being able to stand on my own two feet and do everything I need to for my son alone! I am beyond thankful I have him!”

Mary Totten

“Well, I’m thankful for my freedom. I went away 10 years ago for something I didn’t do but I did my time … in the process of all that I lost myself and my little girl, but I found myself, I loved myself again and I found the man of my dreams! I’m thankful for my freedom!”

We are overflowing with gratitude for friends, family and so much more.

Kristina Isherwood

“I’m most thankful for the unconditional love and support I receive from my friends and family!” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m most thankful for the unconditional love and support I receive from my friends and family!”

Kali Rodgers

“This year I am grateful that I have three amazing kids who are loving, supportive and kind. I am grateful that my dad, who has been struggling with cancer, has had one tumor fade away with treatment. Last but not least, I’m grateful for a supportive husband who encourages me to do more “outside the box” activities, like my first girls trip in February, and who gave me that push I needed to go back to school. All in all, 2020 is going to be a year full of new experiences and things to be grateful for.” - Curvicality Magazine
“This year I am grateful that I have three amazing kids who are loving, supportive and kind. I am grateful that my dad, who has been struggling with cancer, has had one tumor fade away with treatment. Last but not least, I’m grateful for a supportive husband who encourages me to do more 'outside the box' activities, like my first 'girls' trip in February, and who gave me that push I needed to go back to school. All in all, 2020 is going to be a year full of new experiences and things to be grateful for.”

Joy Smith
Moder

“I am thankful for my bestie, Marie Newbury! She has never given up on me and supports me all the time, even if those choices are sometimes ridiculous! I couldn’t love her more. She may not be blood but she is most definitely my sister! We are going to fill 2020 with lots of adventures and laughter!” - Curvicality Magazine
“I am thankful for my bestie, Marie Newbury! She has never given up on me and supports me all the time, even if those choices are sometimes ridiculous! I couldn’t love her more. She may not be blood but she is most definitely my sister! We are going to fill 2020 with lots of adventures and laughter!”

Casey Lynn
Keckler

“I’m most grateful for my beautiful children, supportive husband and the chance to build my empire. 💜”

Lauren Brianne Worthley

“There is so much to be grateful for. I feel very blessed for the life I have been given. I’ve got an amazing boyfriend who is my smile and has loved me when I couldn’t love myself. I’m grateful to be in good health mentally and emotionally as well. I am thankful for everything in this life I’ve been given.”

Amy Marksheffel Balenzano

“I’m grateful for my circle of close friends I consider family. They know me so well. They can make me laugh on the darkest days.” - Curvicality magazine
“I’m grateful for my circle of close friends I consider family. They know me so well. They can make me laugh on the darkest days.”

Kate Templeton

“I’m thankful for my family, friends, health and happiness! Here’s to making many more great memories in 2020.🎉❤️”

LaVonda Dulaney

“I’m grateful that at 58 I am blessed with four great children and two grandchildren. I’m blessed that I have a job I’m appreciated at that I enjoy. I am blessed that I don’t have everything I want but I have everything I need. I love and I am loved.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful that at 58 I am blessed with four great children and two grandchildren. I’m blessed that I have a job I’m appreciated at that I enjoy. I am blessed that I don’t have everything I want but I have everything I need. I love and I am loved.”

Cindy Thompson

“I am most grateful for my family and friends, who always provide unconditional love and support. It’s good to know that no matter what, I can get through it with them.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I am most grateful for my family and friends, who always provide unconditional love and support. It’s good to know that no matter what, I can get through it with them.”

Brenna MC

“I’m grateful for my daughter, my partner Ken, and my family who have supported me through my ongoing struggle with chronic illness. Struggle won’t slow me down. ❤🥰”

Cindy Hunsinger Dobash

“Celebrating the blessings of life, love and family … bless us every one!” - Curvicality magazine
“Celebrating the blessings of life, love and family … bless us every one!”

Jackie Vermillion

“I am grateful for my great family and my wonderful job.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I am grateful for my great family and my wonderful job.”

Jenny
Oest

“I am grateful for my family and friends and for the life I have. ❤🙏”

Lesly Moreno

“I am thankful to be alive and to have family and friends who love and support me! 💕”

Beth
Ropp

“I’m thankful for my best friend Keisha Williams, and for my children and grandchildren. 😀💙💜”

Daphne Pursley

“I am very grateful for every day I’m able to wake up to a new day and all my family is well and I’ve learned to love my body more!” - Curvicality Magazine
“I am very grateful for every day I’m able to wake up to a new day and all my family is well and I’ve learned to love my body more!”

Lorene Miller

“I’m thankful for faith, family and friends. I’m too blessed to keep it at one!” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m thankful for faith, family and friends. I’m too blessed to keep it at one!”

Michelle Mathews

“So grateful that I am finally following my dreams and for my wonderful family that supports me!”

We are grateful to be role models ... and to have role models.

Andrea Parker

“Grateful to be able to be here in 2020 for my divorced childhood friend of 44 years as “WE” battle her breast cancer together. Chemo in 2019 and now on to bilateral mastectomies, radiation and hormone replacement therapy.”

Jameelah Richey

“I’m grateful to be a role model to my children and to the children of our community and to be a caretaker of the elderly.”

We express gratitude for new life.

Debbie Ryan

“I’m grateful for having my second grandbaby due in June.”- Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful for having my second grandbaby due in June.”

Christina Ann Moxey

“I’m grateful that I’m pregnant at 40!” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful that I’m pregnant at 40!”

We are grateful for everything.

Nichole Siegle

“I’m grateful for everything.” - Curvicality magazine
“I’m grateful for everything.” - Curvicality magazine
“I’m grateful for everything.” - Curvicality magazine
“I’m grateful for everything.” - Curvicality magazine

“I’m grateful for everything.” ❤ – Nichole Siegle

Donna Wicks

“Blessed, just blessed. All day every day. Thankful for every blessing today, yesterday and the ones I don’t even have yet. The world is hard so this year I am making an effort to be grateful for everything!” - Curvicality magazine
“Blessed, just blessed. All day every day. Thankful for every blessing today, yesterday and the ones I don’t even have yet. The world is hard so this year I am making an effort to be grateful for everything!”

Isabelle Skinner

“I’m grateful for the ability to get up and live.” -Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful for the ability to get up and live.”

Allison Brombach

“I’m grateful to have people who support me, even in my darkest days.”

Brittany Preece

“I am beyond grateful for my life.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I am beyond grateful for my life.”

We are grateful for our health.

Carrie Jean Hendrix

“I’m most thankful for finding out that the masses of tumors I had removed were NOT cancer.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m most thankful for finding out that the masses of tumors I had removed were NOT cancer.”

Cynthia
Ortega

“I’m grateful for life, and our health plus small opportunities that I'm getting. ❤️🙏🏻”

Laura
Holt

“I am really grateful that my recent surgery was a success and that my pathology report was all clear!” - Curvicality Magazine
“I am really grateful that my recent surgery was a success and that my pathology report was all clear!”

Courtney Fulton

“I am grateful for being clean and sober and continuing to stay that way! 😁”

Larissa
Campos

“I’m thankful for my sobriety.”

We are grateful for happiness, hair and more.

Sara Smith

“I’m thankful for my life. It’s short, so enjoy it.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m thankful for my life. It’s short, so enjoy it.”

Nieshea Bland

“I am most thankful for the fact that for the first time in life, I’m actually happy to wake up in the morning to see another day. There was a time in my life when I was very angry that I didn't die in my sleep because the pain was unbearable. But my life has done a complete 360 and I’m back in school working on my PhD. I'm no longer a passenger in my life but I am doing all I can to continue to heal.”

Saundra Simpson

“I’m grateful that I’m finally at a point in my life where I feel truly happy with the direction it is going. And even on the bad days I will continue to smile.”

Amber Edwards

“I’m grateful for time, because if you had talked to me five years ago, I would never have thought I would be as happy, peaceful and confident as I am now. It has truly brought full circle that ‘everything gets better’ and ‘there are always better days ahead.’ ” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful for time, because if you had talked to me five years ago, I would never have thought I would be as happy, peaceful and confident as I am now. It has truly brought full circle that ‘everything gets better’ and ‘there are always better days ahead.’ ”

Joanna Jackson

“Hi! My name is Joanna Jackson. I am grateful for life to live and love beyond my imagination! Quote by me: “If a person can accept a blessing that comes in all forms, shapes and ci-sizes, then why not treat people the same way!” Joanna Jackson#mycurvysisters @mycurvysisters” -Curvicality Magazine
“Hi! My name is Joanna Jackson. I am grateful for life to live and love beyond my imagination! Quote by me: “If a person can accept a blessing that comes in all forms, shapes and sizes, then why not treat people the same way!” Joanna Jackson#mycurvysisters @mycurvysisters”

Jenna Consiglio

“I’m grateful for the opportunities awaiting me with my modeling career. 💕”

Chloé Brown

“I’m grateful for my hair growing. #nailshairhipsheels”

Jennifer Turner

“I am grateful for the opportunity each day to choose to be the change. We all have our struggles, but the beauty of choice is a powerful and amazing thing!” - Curvicality Magazine
“I am grateful for the opportunity each day to choose to be the change. We all have our struggles, but the beauty of choice is a powerful and amazing thing!”

Lara K. Barber

“I’m grateful for lessons learned.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I’m grateful for lessons learned.”

Kaysie Smaltz

“Grateful for my life, my love and my body!” - Curvicality Magazine
“Grateful for my life, my love and my body!”

Our gratitude is unending.

Angelia Heldreth

“This year I am thankful that I am here for another year. I'm thankful for my family and friends.”

Lola LoCz

“Hello there 😏 my name is Rosalie Lopez and what I'm most grateful for in 2020 are the experiences I've gained throughout my life. Because no matter how hard things got, I never lost my ability to smile and remember that there is a purpose behind every situation, good or bad.”

Kelly Keen Burns

“I’m thankful that I’m alive. Eleven years ago I lost my dad and mom to a house fire. They both died, so it was my older sister, younger sister, and me who survived. Then on October 3, 2019, I lost my older sister to heart failure at 49. Hurts me so bad. I’m lost without her. So it’s just me and my little sister left in the family. I hope 2020 will be better for us.”

Cheryl Farrier

“I am thankful for my amazing trip to Germany and all my mini trips plus special moments with my daughter and family. 🥰🥰”

Amanda Dotter

“I'm grateful for my therapist and support system. Without them, I would've given up last year and wouldn't have seen the positive things 2020 has brought so far.” - Curvicality Magazine
“I'm grateful for my therapist and support system. Without them, I would've given up last year and wouldn't have seen the positive things 2020 has brought so far.”

Diania Croy

“I am thankful for my daughter’s successful brain surgery last year. She has many daily challenges, but she gets through them. She has returned to work! She has found love this year. Love knows NO sizes! Love this page.”

Morgan J Hart

“I'm thankful for my daughter. She is always my cheerleader and believes in me 100 percent.” - Curvicality magazine
“I'm thankful for my daughter. She is always my cheerleader and believes in me 100 percent.”

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