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Congratulations to November’s Writers of the Month
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Congratulations to @LocoGirl and @SkyHigh02. Can you believe they tied for November’s Writer of the Month? Their winning stories are below — and thanks to everyone who applied and voted! We are SO GRATEFUL for your participation.

“It was a Thanksgiving I will never forget. My family had just sat down to a table overflowing with delicious dishes when the doorbell rang. When I went to answer the door I couldn’t believe who was standing there…” A cute little girl with the serious grey eyes. She said her name was Nico and that her parents and two siblings were at the homeless shelter. She said that they didn’t approve of begging, but they didn’t have any food, even though they were at a homeless shelter. We invited her in and gave her two heaps of mashed potatoes, one scoop of cranberry sauce, three piles of stuffing, half the turkey and a pumpkin pie. She asked if we could drive her back, and my parents and cousins, aunts and uncles, grandmas and grandpas, all piled in our minivan like sardines. The shelter sure was a drab place. The walls were grey and crumbling. On the bright side, the food cheered everyone up. A toothless old lady actually hugged me! When we left I felt SO thankful to have a non-crumbling roof over my head. It was the most touching Thanksgiving EVER.” — @LocoGirl

“It was a Thanksgiving I will never forget. My family had just sat down to a table overflowing with delicious dishes when the doorbell rang. When I went to answer the door I couldn’t believe who was standing there…” My grandfather? But I thought he died. It looks exactly like him, his smile, his eyes, everything! But I couldn’t believe it, it can’t be true. Suddenly his smile vanished. ‘What’s wrong Amy?’ He asked. I took a step back, ‘Ummmm Who are you?’ His smile appeared again, ‘It’s me, Grandpa Wilson.’ ‘Uhhhh OK, MOOOOMMMM!’ I shouted. My mother appeared, when she saw the man who was supposedly my grandfather she screamed. His smile disapeared again and he muttered something under his breath. I turned to see my mother out cold on the floor, when I turned around the man vanished right in front of me. ‘OK I’m gonna need a bucket of water and a towel STAT!’” — @SkyHigh02

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Vote for November’s Writer of the Month!
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Thanks to everyone who entered our Thanksgiving-themed Writer of the Month contest! We are SO GRATEFUL for you creative girls!

Now it’s time to vote! Read the awesome paragraphs below and scroll down to vote for your fave! The winner will be announced next Friday on November 29 — and will get a super cool writer’s journal from our friends at Compendium!

The prompt is in italic print and quotes, the rest of the paragraph is by the member! Aren’t these fun to read?

1) “It was a Thanksgiving I will never forget. My family had just sat down to a table overflowing with delicious dishes when the doorbell rang. When I went to answer the door I couldn’t believe who was standing there…” My long lost Aunt Jenna! She had vanished in Bangladesh two years ago, and here she was at our doorstep! It was a perfect Thanksgiving surprise. Over turkey dinner she filled us in on how she was kidnapped, but got away, then fell in love, but got heartbroken, and several other adventures that led her back home! Best. Thanksgiving. Ever. @questioneverything

2) “It was a Thanksgiving I will never forget. My family had just sat down to a table overflowing with delicious dishes when the doorbell rang. When I went to answer the door I couldn’t believe who was standing there…” A cute little girl with the serious grey eyes. She said her name was Nico and that her parents and two siblings were at the homeless shelter. She said that they didn’t approve of begging, but they didn’t have any food, even though they were at a homeless shelter. We invited her in and gave her two heaps of mashed potatoes, one scoop of cranberry sauce, three piles of stuffing, half the turkey and a pumpkin pie. She asked if we could drive her back, and my parents and cousins, aunts and uncles, grandmas and grandpas, all piled in our minivan like sardines. The shelter sure was a drab place. The walls were grey and crumbling. On the bright side, the food cheered everyone up. A toothless old lady actually hugged me! When we left I felt SO thankful to have a non-crumbling roof over my head. It was the most touching Thanksgiving EVER.  @LocoGirl

3) “It was a Thanksgiving I will never forget. My family had just sat down to a table overflowing with delicious dishes when the doorbell rang. When I went to answer the door I couldn’t believe who was standing there…” My grandfather? But I thought he died. It looks exactly like him, his smile, his eyes, everything! But I couldn’t believe it, it can’t be true. Suddenly his smile vanished. “What’s wrong Amy?” He asked. I took a step back, “Ummmm Who are you?” His smile appeared again, “It’s me, Grandpa Wilson.” “Uhhhh OK, MOOOOMMMM!” I shouted. My mother appeared, when she saw the man who was supposedly my grandfather she screamed. His smile disapeared again and he muttered something under his breath. I turned to see my mother out cold on the floor, when I turned around the man vanished right in front of me. ” OK I’m gonna need a bucket of water and a towel STAT!  @SkyHigh02

4) “It was a Thanksgiving I will never forget. My family had just sat down to a table overflowing with delicious dishes when the doorbell rang. When I went to answer the door I couldn’t believe who was standing there…” President Obama! He looked at me and shook my hand. He said, “Hi young lady. I heard you want to be President one day. So I thought I would come and say hi and let you know that it’s because of that dream that I became President. So don’t stop dreaming. And work hard. You can do it.”

I looked at the President and I know my jaw had dropped. I gulped. And I guess I said, “It is such an honor to meet you Mr. President,” but I don’t remember saying that. My mom told me I didn’t look nervous at all. But wow, I was shaking from head to toe.

I do remember saying, “Thank you and I won’t let you down.”

He said, “I know you won’t.”

And just like that he left. There was a huge long line of cars parked in front of my house with police officers and men and women dresssed in black with dark sunglasses on. But I swear I saw hands pop out of the sunroof of one of the limos and wave to me. Do you think that they were the Obama girls? Who knows. But I think I know what I’m going to do one day. I’m going to be the President of the United States. @missmonkey

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iTwixie Girls Share What Makes Them Feel SO GRATEFUL
November 17, 2013
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We asked you what you were grateful for — and we loved your heartfelt responses!

WykkydAngel says: “I have a best friend named Taylor, I call her Taylor-sama. The suffix ‘-sama’ in Japan means its someone you highly respect and admire. That’s exactly how I feel about her. She’s an amazing artist and dancer. She can speak fluent Japanese and Italian. She’s so pretty, kind and smart. She always listens to me and never judges…I’m truly grateful she’s my friend.”

Macksweetie01 says: “I am grateful for my family and BFF because they give me inspiration to follow my dream as a pop star one day!!!!!”

SkyHigh02 says: “I am grateful for my family! I am happy as long as I have them and a home, and food, and life. You may not believe but God loves us so much and he provides us with everything we need and we should be grateful to him!.”

iTwixieAdmin says: “I am so grateful for this amazing fall. It inspires me to run! Perfect running weather!”

Let’s keep this list growing all month long! What else are feeling for so grateful for right now?

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Is Your BFF truly beYOUtiful?
November 10, 2013
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This month we are feeling so grateful — and one of those things we are grateful for is our great friends!

Now here’s your chance to give back: Nominate your BFF to be our beYOUtiful Tween for November.

Tell us about a girl you know who stands out because she is truly unique, whether she’s a:

  • stellar soccer player
  • rockin’ drummer
  • every dogs best friend
  • …or just goes out of her way to be super nice to everyone around her!

beyoutifulNext week on November 16, we will start voting for the most beYOUtiful from those nominated by iTwixie girls. So be sure to tell us why you entered your BFF here! It’s a great way to show you care — and earn your friend a 30-point achievement!

Can’t wait to hear about all the beYOUtiful girls on iTwixie ;)

 

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What Are You Grateful For?
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We are in love with this quote from smart actress and activist Marlo Thomas:

“When I was growing up, my mother was always a friend to my siblings and me (in addition to being all the other things a mom is), and I was always grateful for that because I knew she was someone I could talk to and joke with, and argue with and that nothing would ever harm that friendship.”

Our theme this month is So Grateful! — and we’re thinking about all the things that we’re thankful for, like all the wonderful girls in the iTwixie Nation.

So, what are you thankful for?

Tell us who or what you’re most grateful for — and share the quotes that remind you to appreciate the people, places and things that make your heart happy. We’d be so grateful to hear from you! (And P.S.: Make a comment and you can earn a Chatterbox Achievement!)

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So Grateful November
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For the entire month of November, iTwixie invites YOU to help lift up the iTwixie Nation by sharing why you are SO GRATEFUL.

And you need to know that the iTwixie Nation is SO GRATEFUL for YOU! Here’s why: GIRLS, LIKE YOU, ARE CHANGING THE WORLD. And as the iTwixie revolution grows, we can feel the global change happening. Can’t you feel it, too?

One of the things we love best about iTwixie girls is that they love to speak their minds, share their dreams — and support other girls who are doing the same! We are SO GRATEFUL that so many of you are brave enough to share your voices.

Feeling inspired? Here are some ways that you can participate right now!

and finally,

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