I am thankful for my childhood. That I was protected from all the horrors of the world. I had a childhood with parents who didn't fight in front of me (even after the divorce-nothing bad was ever said about the other parent), who shielded me from the local and world news, who rarely had to talk to me about death or serious illness.
I had a safe childhood-free from all the ugly stuff I hear about what some children endure at the hands of others.
For that, I can never express how thankful I am.