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For these Baltimore folks, thankfulness is personal

For these Baltimore folks, thankfulness is personal

This time of year, "thankfulness" and "gratitude" are terms folks throw around so much that they almost become greeting card platitudes.

Maybe people mean it, maybe they don't.

Doctors have linked the concept of gratitude to inner peace, even physical well-being. It's at least true that there are people quietly living with real thankfulness, though they might not use that word. It's just life lived, something that warms them from the inside and maybe helps them sleep through the night.

These are the stories of five people like that in Baltimore. They've all overcome challenges and tasted personal triumph.

These men and women, show Thanksgiving...