Today is Thanksgiving in the U.S.
Now, you may have noticed that the global economy isn’t exactly doing well. There’s war. Starvation. All sorts of bad, scary things going on.
So – just for today – how about sharing 7 things that you’re thankful for?
So, how about it? Spread a little positive thinking and tell the world what there is to be thankful for.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating the Holiday today! How silly that Canada and the US have different dates for pretty much the same event – I’ve always thought that Thanksgiving should be a world-wide holiday based upon giving thanks for a good season as we embark upon a new year. Traditionally in many countries Thanksgiving was a secular festival to give thanks to Mother Nature, other deities. friends, family and workmates for bountiful harvests past and present. That is the perfect description of what my Thanksgiving is – a gathering of family and friends to celebrate and share both out success and our hurdles from the year; a way of sharing our lives and coming closer; and a way of showing our love and thanks to the ones who make us who we are. Although we do share food from the small gardens we all have, we no longer need to depend on our own land for sustenance; but we still acknowledge the importance of the land and what it gives us. Regardless of who works the land, our gratitude is always given to the life-giving nature of the earth. (Can you tell I am a supporter of organic foods? Now if only organic fair trade chocolate tasted better LOL)
Anyway, enough of my blabbering, here are 7 things I am thankful for:
- Family and friends – because without them, I wouldn’t be who I am.
- My hubs, John – for accepting and encouraging my many crazy ways.
- Our boys, Christian & Hunter – for everything they are.
- The animals in our lives, Suki, Raimi & Abby – for making me a better human.
- Freedom – to think, express, live, to be who I want.
- Health care – I was diagnosed as Bi-Polar at 12; accessible, affordable health care changed my life.
- Books – for letting me travel the universe a million times over.
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