Loretta Swit from M*A*S*H Shares Post Talking about Gratitude on Thanksgiving Day

Loretta Swit penned a special Thanksgiving message expressing how grateful she is for all the blessings she has in her life.

It's Thanksgiving season! Celebs are already taking to social media to let their fans and followers know what they are thankful for, and Loretta Swit of "M*A*S*H" fame, is one of them.

Loretta Swit on November 11, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida | Source: Getty Images

Loretta Swit on November 11, 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida | Source: Getty Images

GRATEFUL FOR THE LOVE, WARMTH, AND SUPPORT

The actress shared on Instagram a throwback photo from her younger years, and expressed her gratitude for life's blessings writing,

"#Thankful. So incredibly beyond thankful for all of life's blessings I've received and most humbly grateful for all of the love, warmth, and support I feel from each, and every one of you every single day. Thank you."

Swit wished her followers a day of togetherness and gratitude with their loved ones and asked them to share how they plan to spend the day and what they are grateful for. Some of the actress' followers shared that they plan to spend the day with their family and go to work for half of the day. 

Loretta Swit visits Hallmark's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Loretta Swit visits Hallmark's "Home & Family" at Universal Studios Hollywood in Universal City, California. | Photo: Getty Images

THE GREATEST TV SHOW

Others shared that they are thankful for their families, friends, for the planet and animal rights activists like the Emmy winner, and her role in bringing to them what they called the "Greatest TV Show of all time."

"M*A*S*H" aired on CBS from '72 to '83. The plot is centered around the Korean war and a group of army medics living in the jungle. Although the first season didn't do very well, and it almost got canceled, it went on to become a hit and fan favorite. 

Swit portrayed "Maj. Margaret 'Hot Lips' Houlihan." The actress's character in the early years of the series used her sex appeal to garner attention.

She later collaborated with the writers and producers to make "Hot Lips" more feminist, independent, and to send the message that a woman can be without a partner and be happy.

American actor, director and writer Alan Alda in the driving seat of a jeep, surrounded by Loretta Swit and other cast members of the hit television show M.A.S.H, in costume as members of a US Army medical corp. | Getty Images

American actor, director and writer Alan Alda in the driving seat of a jeep, surrounded by Loretta Swit and other cast members of the hit television show M.A.S.H, in costume as members of a US Army medical corp. | Getty Images

FUNNY, HEARTWARMING, AND HEARTBREAKING

In 2018, during the 35th anniversary of the 105.9 million viewers record-breaking finale the show had in '83, Swit said in an interview that the appeal of the show was that it made people laugh, was heartwarming, and broke their hearts at the same time. She added that the cast shared the same values and ideologies, and remained a close-knit group, even after the show ended.

Loretta Swit attends The Humane Society Of The United States 9th Annual To The Rescue! Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Loretta Swit attends The Humane Society Of The United States 9th Annual To The Rescue! Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

That same year, she joined one-hundred and fifty female veterans for the Flight of Honor from Omaha to Washington D.C., she described it as a privilege and praised the women who took part in real combats for their courage and service.

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