Transcript for What Taylor Swift Is Most Thankful For This Thanksgiving
From the midwest, team thank you America travels to the big apple where we find our next story of gratitude with the world's most sought-after superstar. If there's anyone who has a lot to be grateful for this holiday, it's Taylor swift. Another number one hit album. Recently, Taylor took time out to share her most personal thoughts about Thanksgiving and why every day should be about thanks. What is your fondest Thanksgiving memory as a child? My fondest Thanksgiving memory as a kid was when we always used to spend Thanksgiving in St. Louis. My cousins had this house where we have so much family that we'd have to split the family into two tables. And so you have, like, one table in this room, one table in the other room and you're just, like, kinda shouting across the rooms to each other. And I think amongst all that chaos and in that chaos is where you find comfort -- with your family, you know. It's controlled chaos. But it's the greatest thing in the world when you have all the people you love in one room or two. Or two. I like that. I love the holidays. But there is something special about Thanksgiving because it's food, family, faith, fun, football. Thanksgiving is just -- Wow. Yeah, a Lotta -- That is amazing. I want to ask you a little fun thing -- a Thanksgiving lightning round. Okay. Favorite side dish for Thanksgiving. Sweet potato casserole. Ooh, stuffing or mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes. Ooh. Canned cranberry sauce or homemade sauce? Canned. Pumpkin pie or sweet potato pie? Pumpkin pie. Wow, you're good. This Thanksgiving Taylor says she's most thankful for her fans, aka swifties, and their unequivocal devotion. ? It's like I got this music in my mind saying it's going to be all right ? ? 'cause the players going play, play, play, play play and the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate ? ? I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake, shake it off, shake it off ? In a world where celebrities are often accused of not taking the time to thank their fans, Taylor has made that personal connection central to everything she does. She treats us like were her friends more than were her fans. Retweeting us, liking our pictures on instagram. Like messaging us on tumblr. It's absolutely amazing seeing her give back to us and actually respect us for like being fans. There's been a relationship that's been ongoing for almost 10 years now. But it's gotten so much stronger in the last year, and that is something I'm so grateful for. I'm much more involved in their lives on a day-to-day basis on social media. And so that has changed everything for me in the last year. How are you guys? I realize that my life isn't Normal. But the one thing that keeps my mind Normal and my attitude Normal is injecting myself into their lives and looking at what they did today and seeing what their fears and hopes and dreams and wishes are. And when a young teen, Hannah Webster, reached out to Taylor via instagram to share her pain of being bullied -- It's sort of like Reading my own diary entries from when I was 14. Taylor's heartfelt response -- "It's just what they do, and you're a target because you live your life loudly and boldly" -- went viral. I wrote her a response back that I wished somebody would have said to me when I was going through that. But I think it's important to pay attention. I think that's all we really want is for people to just care. Be yeah, but it makes me so grateful for the people who understand me and do care about me and understand where I came from. So grateful, Taylor held what she called secret sessions. Inviting "Swifties" into her home for private listening parties before her new album came out and a chance to hang out with their social media bff! We've never done that before because we've always been so terrified of music getting out before it's supposed to. But I know that I could trust them with my deepest secrets. And it ended up being my most favorite thing I've ever done was trusting those people. It seems like it just comes so naturally to you to be full of gratitude. How do you do that? I think enthusiasm can protect you from anything. It is the key to gratitude. It's the key to finding some semblance of happiness or contentment, not being too cool for things, not being one of those people who's so concerned with being unaffected or unmoved by life. Life is moving. Life is a moving thing to experience, and you can either deny that or you can be
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