Thursday, November 22, 2012

Reasons to be Thankful

There are many reasons for us to  be thankful most days, but it's nice to be back in a country where there is a whole day set aside for thankfulness.  Personally, I have a roof and enough food and clothes to get by and I have friends and family. My friends now are found in many different places around the world which makes for variety and interesting experiences and sometimes the opportunity to visit somewhere I've not been before.

To many Americans the holiday means:
  • a day off work, or if your fortunate, a long weekend
  • the beginning of the real shopping frenzy before Christmas
  • football (American)
  • FOOD - turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, cranberries and pumpkin pie
Here in Florida some years it is quite warm, I can remember more than one year when I wore shorts to dinner. This year it's only in the low 70's, which I think is quite refreshing.  This is our dry season and the sun shines brightly most days.

Are you able to think about what you're thankful for today, even if you aren't American or in America? Many families here will spend a few moments before their meal to ask each one around the table to name one thing they are thankful for.  If you found yourself at one of those meals, what would you say?


  1. Happy Thansgiving Georgia. One thing I would say, that is so hard as there are so many things I am truly thankful for. " Our Family", they have been here for me so many times in the last 6 weeks, the last years, in good times and not so good, we can share, care,rejoice and support each other, and that would surely be the one. Greetings from Jean.

  2. Georgia, I have said goodbye to so many friends over the years and I am so glad we are still connected. Should I give thanks for the internet that drives me crazy half the time?