As an autism mom, I'm thankful for Garrett's silly echolalia (repeating stuff from TV, etc). He always makes smile when he says, "We solved the puzzle!" or "Better ingredients, better pizza, Papa Johns." It makes my day a lot less boring to hear the cute little things that are going through his brain.
**Disclaimer - I'm not grateful that Garrett picks up any cuss words we say without thinking and says them all day in front of everyone else...that can be quite embarrassing. It has helped us to watch our mouths though...so maybe I'm thankful after all.