Why We’re Thankful for South Carolina

November 22, 2016

Whether you’re traveling to spend time with family or welcoming loved ones into your home, we hope you enjoying Thanksgiving in your own special way.

Today, we’re giving thanks for so many incredible blessings, including friends like you. One of the biggest blessings: the privilege to live here in South Carolina. Here’s some reasons why we’re grateful to call the Palmetto State home…what would you add to the list?

Ellen: I love South Carolina’s natural beauty: the beaches, the mountains, the cypress swamps and so much more. But I think the real beauty of our state is her people. We are diverse and fiercely independent. But we’ve proven time and time again that we’re at our resilient best when we face our challenges together. There’s an unbreakable spirit that binds us together…and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else!

Elisabeth: On a holiday where family gathers a delicious meal, I am reminded of how thankful I am for South Carolina’s rich agricultural and culinary history. Our state is perfectly situated to produce delicious food all year-round. And many of our regional dishes reflect not only the abundant harvests we enjoy but also provide a living history of our state through recipes passed down from one generation to another. South Carolina is a beautiful—and delicious—place to live!

Jessi: When traveling, I love that people can guess where I’m from based on my drawl. I love that my toddler was in shorts last week and sweats this week. I, like Adam, love our state’s Saturday religion. I love our unofficial state beverage, sweet tea. I love our long and rich history and can’t wait to show my children everything from the bronze stars on the State House to the old mill villages in Greenville to the Provost Dungeon in Charleston. And I love that both sides of my family have deep SC roots. These are just a few of the reasons I love calling South Carolina home sweet home.

Briley: Though I’ve only lived in South Carolina for a couple of years, there are several blessings for which I am truly grateful. First, isn’t it great that we don’t have much snow? Yes, I enjoy the beautiful weather here, but I’ve come to enjoy the people even more. South Carolinians have a unique care for their neighbors not seen many other places. I miss it every time I leave the state.

Adam: I was born and raised in South Carolina and I am so thankful that this state has been a comfortable place to make friends, enjoy my family, go to school, and work. Also, I would be remiss if I did not also mention how truly thankful I am that South Carolina has a rich tradition of high school and college football – Saturdays are best in South Carolina!