25 November 2010

Of giving thanks!

Wikipedia says this:
Thanksgiving Day, known informally as "Turkey Day," is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. Thanksgiving was a holiday to express thankfulness, gratitude, and appreciation to God, family and friends for which all have been blessed of material possessions and relationships. Traditionally, it has been a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. This holiday has since moved away from its religious roots.

Anytime that one wants to give thanks is a day of thanksgiving.   Here we don't have any special holiday, we don't eat turkey and, certainly we have nothing to do with harvesting.

I'm just thinking of all the people in my life and giving thanks for them.  Why shouldn't I join my fellowmen, albeit in another continent, and celebrate in my own quiet way?  I have so much to be thankful for and this is as good a time as any, to stop and count my blessings.

No, I won't be having turkey.  I'm not into rituals. But, yes, I will just be giving thanks to God for my wonderful family and friends.  

In reality, it's not important HOW but WHY we celebrate.  Wherevcr you are, this is my wish for you. 

all other pics from photobucket


Pat said...

Yes, I agree that it is a good idea to give thanks for all we've got. Too often, we rush past and complain about we don't have, and whine about what we want - forgetting that we do have so much, and that we truly are blessed.

And for my part, I say 'thank you' to you - for being a dear friend, and a willing ear, and wonderful gift that keeps on giving.

À votre santé!

STEEST said...

Thanksgiving is a good day to remember. Several years ago, it would seem strange to even think about "Thanksgiving" being that it's not a festivity that Asians care about.

However, the thought of giving thanks is what matters.

And YOU have been nothing but such a gift to me. I'd have to say DITTO to all you said.

Cheers! :D

Antares said...

Thanks for being you, Lita dear! :-)

STEEST said...

Antares my dear!

You have made my day! I'm sending you a gigantic, humongous and loving hug.

And a loving :* to boot!