A Second Life Thanksgiving Project 2022

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FOREWORD “A Second Life Thanksgiving Project” is a collaborative publication we first did two years ago, and we brought it back again this year. If there is one thing the world needs more of, it is kindness and what better way to express it than to those we are most thankful for. For this project, residents from across the grid submitted a short note for someone and shared why they are thankful for them.


“ It’s not where you are in life, it’s who you have by your side that matters.

A Second Life Thanksgiving Project 2022


Sylvia, Sylvia came to me out of the blue one day, and it was like stepping into sunshine and light. She’s been a genuine friend to me, and a person I didn’t know that I even needed to begin with. In many ways I was lost, in both worlds and she’s been an anchor. I know we all have different experiences with people, but wow mine has just been pure happiness and amazement. Thank you for being you, thank you for being real and true. In so many ways, I’d be lost if you didn’t exist in my world now. Sassy

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Lauren

Lauren, Lauren beams life into people around her and she is one of the most understanding people I know. She is always there for others and will help wherever she can. You have a wicked personality, and you are gorgeous inside and out. Thank you for being you, I am grateful for you. Alba

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Max, Thank you for being my friend and for being who you are. You’re one of the kindest people I’ve ever met and you want nothing but the best for the people you care about. People like you are rare. I cherish our friendship a lot. Your music is inspiring and beautiful, I can’t wait to listen to more. Hayden

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Geena Carminucci

Geena, You’re one of the best and kindest people I’ve ever met on SL. I wanna thank you for being a good friend and being patient while I geek out over games and TV shows, sharing music, editing tips and what not. You’re one of the people I look up to and talking to you is always one of the highlights of my day, thanks for being my friend. Hayden

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Dad, I’ve said it all before already so there’s no need to say it all again other than the fact I am still thankful that you’re a part of my life and for being patient with me during tough times. I’ll always be thankful for the opportunities you’ve given me and how you’ve helped me grow since we first met! Hayden

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Mauro Rosenfeld

Mauro, We have known each other for nearly 3 years now, as time passed we became closer and I couldn’t be more thankful for that, you’re kind and fun to be around, I enjoy talking to you and talking about life, new releases on SL and whatnot. Thanks for being my friend and for always being there for me! Hayden

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Twizzy, Twizzy, waking up to you everyday has been the single best thing I have experienced in my entire sl. I wish I could of found you soon and loved you longer but I am grateful for every moment you give me. Our journey has been short but I do hope it lasts always. You have given me the type of support I never knew could exist between two people. You give me gentleness and kindness. I am thankful for your love and compassion every single day. Thank you for being who you are. Shadow

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Kyrene Glendevon

Kyrene, Your support over the years has always been so absolute and this year has been no different. I cannot thank you enough or explain how having you there going “How can I help?” and just being my sounding board has helped me through so much. You have been there for me for nearly 20 years and I couldn’t have asked for a better God Sent Sister than you! I love you and I don’t say it enough, but thank you for everything you do for me. Krysta

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Jason, Jason has been one of the most important parts of my SL for over 2 years. In this time it’s been a privilege to love him and it’s been incredibly amazing to be loved by him. He is so loving & caring, having seen me through some of the lowest points in my RL and whilst not being able to be there physically for me - the emotional support and care that he gives to me relentlessly, day in, day out, is something i will always be so truly grateful and thankful for. Maria

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Fluffeh Bunny

Fluffeh, Fluffeh has been one of my very best friends for 10 years now. Our days begin in our Discord server with morning greetings and coffee before work and it’s a place where we can girly gossip, cry, scream and laugh with one another throughout the day, every day. There is not a day that passes where we do not check in with one another and share stories of our SL, our RL and in fluffeh’s case, spams me with TikTok videos of randomness. She’s a friend beyond SL and I love her very much. Maria

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Nik, Nik is already a long time friend and over the years he has become the best friend I could ever wish. He always listens when I worry about anything or anyone but most of all we like to share recipes and talk about food. He is Italian and I learn a lot about italian habbits. We do not need to talk every time we are online but the fact that we can is enough to know. Yes, we both have friends and good friends but he has a special place in my heart. Lola

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Suki Paulino

Momma, This person took me into her home when I had no safe place to be! without her I would be living in a homeless shelter or on the street:( I am greatful beyond words! Janna

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Dev, I’m beyond grateful for Dev and the friendship we have. It’s everything that imho friendship should be based upon - respect, loyalty, trust, honesty and selflessness. It matters not what this woman is going through or has going on with herself, she will always make time to check in with me and make sure i’m ok. All of this and to think that we both started out thinking that each of us really didn’t like the other, only to discover that we’re so similar it’s uncanny (and sad for Jason because he gets away with nothing lol) Maria

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Pengu Wes

Pengu, 15 hours and 8000 miles apart but brothers at heart. I am thankful this year for my dood Pengu Wes for constantly being there for me day and night. He’s always there for me - talking about our lives, our tribulations and our triumphs. Jokes and serious conversations know no boundaries and no judgements. He’s a pillar of comfort and strength for me through these two tough years. Even though he’s my younger brother, he balances my stress-crazyoverthinking head with his goofy calm personality. A true diamond that I found. Ethan

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Mauro, There are so many things I can tell the world about you. But I am limited to just a hundred words or so, thanks to the “man”. Nevertheless, you embody that purest thing to me, love. How I feel about you each and every time I see a message from you or see you in world. My heart gets so happy, and I never want to lose that feeling ever. Here is to you, my partner in crime, the guy who can mock my accent in the cutest way possible. I love you with my whole butt <3 Taylor

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Debi Dastardly

Debi, I think in the decade or so I’ve known my sister, Debi, we both have been through the worst times of our lives. It’s amazing to have someone to always look to as an example of how to live. Even on her worst days, she finds the strength to care about others. I’m thankful that fate, serendipity, luck or whatever brought us together. Opposites in most ways, but like magnets we work. Love her to the moon and back. She’s my person. Emery

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Kyrene, I will never be able to completely express my gratitude of your friendship. It continues to grow with each passing day. You helped me navigate one of the most difficult years in my life, which I will never find enough words to say my thanks. You possess one of the best souls in all of SL and it is an absolute honor and blessing to call you birthday twin, and most importantly friend. Here’s to more in 2023. Melly

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Austin Clarrington

Austin, During this year, we celebrated ten years of marriage in RL, all of it because of a once-in-a-lifetime meeting in SL 13 years ago. It has been a wild year full of blow after blow thrown our way and through it all you and I still stand strong, side-by-side. Simply, I am thankful for you. I often forget or lack the words to express how thankful I am for you, you completely changed my life. I know I drive you crazy, but thank you for accepting me as me - thank you for loving me. I love you. Melly

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Nod, I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude to our relationship, both personally and professionally. We work differently than most pairings do, but we work so well together. I am so grateful for the opportunity to work together with you, side-by-side, to help grow your brand. Not only have we achieved success with your brand, but I also get to call you a good friend and a confidant as well. You, along with a few others, guided me and held me up in a very tough time in my life earlier this summer. Without you all, I would have been completely lost and a mess. Thank you for all you have given me, and here’s to 2023! Melly

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Cody Conundrum

Cody, When someone shows you every day love, care and respect, you have so much to be thankful for. He loves me unconditionally and I am thankful every day for the smile he puts on my face and the happiness he brings to my life. He is the reason for our success, the one who stands beside me through it all. Thank you for being you. Roxy

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Jude, Thank you for always being the friend that you are. I appreciate you more than you know, and my world is a happier place because of you. I can always count on you to give the best advice and I feel like we have known each other many lifetimes. Thank you for always listening to me and making me feel seen and heard. I appreciate you in so many ways. Weird sisters forever and ever. Sylvia

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Trouble Dethly

Dylan, It’s not always easy to explain how connections are made but one day you were just there and fit into my life perfectly. We both had experienced significant losses when we met, and your friendship has helped me navigate my way through some of the toughest time I’ve ever experienced. I’ll always be thankful for your check ins and the way that you include me in your projects and just the way you have welcomed me into your life from the start. Thank you for becoming my brother and one of my most cherished friends. Sylvia

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Sophia, I am forever grateful for our friendship through the years and the years to come. This year has been pretty rough for the both of us and my hope is the new year can be something that feels better for us both. I am always thankful for you though and count you as one of my blessing in life always. Sylvia

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Nodnol Jameson

Bel, An incredible friend that I will always cherish, thank you for everything Nod. Through good times and bad you have been there for me, always supportive. Thank you for all that you have done to better my life. I sincerely appreciate our relationship and look forward to what next year has in store. Taylor

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Maria, I can not express my love, admiration and friendship in just a quick note. You are someone that slid into my life, not expecting that we would become as close as we have. You are a twin soul sharing not only experiences in SL but also RL. I know I can count on you when I need just someone to hear me out as I will always do for you. So thank you, I am so lucky that you are in my circle now. Here is to my cheerleader, my fashion icon, my trusted friend and one of the most beautiful true souls in SL. Thank you, may this next year bring you all the joy and happiness you deserve! Devlin

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Jason Canucci

Jason, Time for giving thanks to you for being one of the most awesome besties in my collection! You are truly a unique soul, filled with so many layers that most only see the surface. You truly are one of the most caring, kindest people out there. You found your soulmate in your wife, Maria but I found a best friend, a brother type person, a comedian and someone I could trust. Your friendship has been solid through so many good and bad times. I can not thank you enough for being by my side through it all. Here is to YOU and may this holiday season be as remarkable as you are! Devlin

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Renji, My dear, I would love to thank you to have you in my life. You are always here for me and always ready to help me. Your positivity is like power charger for my life. Thank you for every photo we take together and for every second of time that you are sharing with me. Te amo mi ángel lamer tu nariz Meriluu

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Maria Felisimo

Maria, There are many people I am grateful for in SL, but at the top of my list would have to be my beautiful wife Maria. We have been together for two years and still going. We just have this incredible connection. And putting into words how I feel about her just never seems to hit the high expectations I put on myself, so I’ll just say that I love her beyond mere words can express. Jason

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Ryanna, Tired as I may be as I write this, we’re hanging out in voice Ry, and I can’t help but feel grateful to have you in my life. For all the moments you put up with me (and those I put up with you), the moments we laugh, the ones where we game, judge people and work, the moments you rant and those we sit in silence in. I wouldn’t choose anybody else. Thank you for being part of my life. If you think you’re getting away, you’re not. So deal with it. Kulaan

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Piper & Finn

Piper & Finn, I love you both so much. We started calling you mum and dad as a joke but I am actually your daughter now. No take backsies. You give me a space to just be my erratic self without judgement. I love the way we can joke with each other and genuinely, after a long and hard day on sl fb (LOL) it feels like coming home to my parents and I can gossip about who was being a poop to me today. Even if it was myself. I am so grateful for the way you make me feel loved beyond measure. Sienna

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Sam, A note to you Sammy. One of my favourite people, not only in sl, but in general. I feel like we met each other when we were both at a weird time in life and I have never been able to lean on someone as much as I have in our friendship. It is always positive, peaceful and energising being around you. You are super talented, I am always proud of you and you always return that energy. Honestly, don’t know what I’d do without the little brother I never asked for! I don’t say it enough but you have been a massive part of me becoming genuinely happy. I will be forever grateful for you Sammyol! Sienna

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Indiyah King

Indiyah, I have known you for about a year now. Now I can’t imagine what life would be without you. You are so fiercely loyal, honest and genuine and it’s so refreshing to know I will never have to question your motives. Once you care about someone you’d go to war over them. I’m grateful for how happy you make my best friend but honestly you have become my sister so I am just grateful for you, period. Here’s to another couple decades of ... Neck EXTENDDDD hehe Sienna

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Marvin, I am grateful for your love, because you are the One. My true love. I am grateful that I can grow in you and with you, that you let me feel again and again that nothing can disconnect us. I am thankful for your courage and patience and that you always manage to bring me back into my balance. I love you Sophie

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Elfie Lionsheart

Elfie, You are such an amazing soul. You are a shining light for so many, and you have this keen special power to make people laugh. One dad joke at a time. I might be biased because I love you, but I’ve seen how you treat others. Always with kindness and wit. You always give sage advice when people ask, or even when they don’t. You changed my life for the better, and I will always be thankful that a blue-footed boobie brought our lives together. Dash

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Bella, Words can’t describe just how much you mean to me and how much you have impacted my life for the better in the 12 years we’ve known and loved each other. I’m so happy that you’re in my life and I love you, now and forever. Santa isn’t real. Caiti

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Taylor Wassep

Taylor, I am so thankful for having you in my life. You are a very beautiful, loving and caring person. Always there to listen and never judging. I am beyond thankful for your patience, love and support in the things that I do. Thank you for always checking up on me. Even in the quiet moments. I feel so lucky to have your love. Thank you! Mauro

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Devlin, Devlin, is not my sister by blood. But she is my big sister in my soul. We’ve been through so much together, and yet...here we still stand. Basically, she is the one friend I can count on, to be able to say...’Remember when....’ And this extends beyond SL and into RL. Jason

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Albert Plasma

Albert, To my RL and SL best friend Albert. My mentor and the one who convinced me to join second life. Thank you just for being there for me, for making me feel supported, loved, and cared for. You’re always there to hear me when I was complaining about life or just blah blah you the whole time, specially in RL. Even though situations and life have changed over the years, our friendship is still the same as before. Thanks for being my friend in both life. Kryptonia

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Sage, Mi amor, you have a been a staple in my life that I didn’t even know I needed to hold me together. The patience and unconditional reciprocity you have shown me has opened so many doors for me to grow as an individual, not only for myself, but for us. You’re such a dork, and I absolutely adore every bit of it. We’ve been through so many transformational experiences together in such a short period of time, but I honestly, am so grateful the person who I was able to spend tha time with, reflect that time with, and experience that time with, was you. And I wouldn’t change or exchange it for anything in the world. Thank you for being who you are, and thank you even more so, for allowing me to be apart of that too. Te amo, te adoro, y te aprecio mucho. Me encanta el amor que compartimos y cultivamos juntos en este momento y pa’ el futuro. Lex

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Gamerz Station

Gamerz Station, I am very thankful for the Boys club and Girls club council in our Gamerz Station. Some of the people in this group have known each other for years, and some we just happened to pick up along the way. We operate as a big crazy family. There are many laughs, questionable acts of affection, and lots of fun happening in this group. Here is only a fragment of gyazos that sum up our lives on the grid. Love each and every one of you, you make life a little easier every day. Sol

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My People, I never thought returning to Second Life, I would find a group of friends that I felt like I could be myself around again. I have been through a lot of things this year, and none of you have let me go through it alone. Please know that I’m thankful for every one of you, and what you have brought into my life and continue to bring into my life. Minnie

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Blair Lockhearst

Anak, There are too many instances where we doubly confirm that you are indeed my daughter! You have the sweetest spirit, and I absolutely adore how you conceal that big heart of yours with a little bit of sassyness! You come by it naturally! I am thankful for you and your bravery. You are awe inspiring, and truly a blessing to all who know you! Nai

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Juneypoo, How quickly time has passed, and you continue to amaze me with the breadth of your creativity and quiet strength and perseverance! I am grateful beyond measure, at how disciplined you are to your craft, and still have the time to support other projects. You are a very RARE gem indeed, and am thankful, and proud to be your mah! Mahhhhh

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Locke Fam

Locke Fam: Jade, Jess & Lexi, Another year has gone by and though we haven’t been as active this year as a family on SL, I appreciate you all more than you know. From all our discord calls, to endless laughs, and game nights, as well as the times we all bicker like a real family, every moment means so much to me. You guys have been there through my darkest moments, as well as the good ones and I honestly couldn’t ask for a better group of people to spend my days with. I love you guys so much. Maxwell

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The Fam, If I wrote a note for every single person I am grateful to have in my life, this book would very likely triple in pages. Typically, I am loathe to write something so broad, especially when words of appreciation for each of you are quite literally dancing on the tip of my tongue. I’ll save those for the next holiday photo. Until then, thank you. Thank you for being such bright lights in my world and being there for me and supporting me when I am outgoing and plan back to back projects, when I am quiet and withdrawn and every moment in between. If I immerse myself too much in this feeling, my heart could burst for each of you. Dylan

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