Gratitude, appreciation, giving thanks. No matter what words you use, they all mean the same thing. Happy. We're supposed to be happy. Grateful for friends, family. Happy just to be alive. Whether we like it or not. Maybe we're not supposed to be happy. Maybe gratitude has nothing to do with joy. Maybe being grateful means recognizing what you have for what it is. Appreciating small victories. Admiring the struggle it takes simply to be human. Maybe we're thankful for the familiar things we know. And maybe we're thankful for the things we'll never know. At the end of the day, the fact that we have the courage to still be standing is reason enough to celebrate.
Thanks for the Memories
Season 2, Episode 9
Air date November 20, 2005
Written by Shonda Rhimes
Directed by Michael Dinner
Episode Guide transcript
Let It Be
Much too Much

Thanks for the Memories is the ninth episode of the second season and the 18th overall episode of Grey's Anatomy.


None of the doctors can resist cutting as Izzie tries to embrace the season by making a perfect thanksgiving dinner but doesn't know how, however Burke saves the day and helps her. Cristina, Meredith and Alex hide at instead of helping Izzie. George has to embrace his own O'Malley tradition by shooting a turkey.



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