Nov 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving...

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice...
Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life... 
a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons,
 the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year -
 and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God..

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada. 
Thanksgiving is celebrated each year fourth Thursday of November in the United States. 
Because of the longstanding traditions of the holiday, the celebration often
 extends to the weekend that falls closest to the day it is celebrated.

As a child Thanksgiving was a day where friends and family gathered, mostly at our home.
  My parents always loved to entertain so we had another good reason to celebrate. 
 Although I was not born in the USA, I have lived here from the time I was
 nine years old so we grew up celebrating all the
 American Holidays and Traditions.

Thanksgiving is such a big celebration here in the USA.  It's one of the holidays where
 hundreds of thousands of travellers make their way back to home.  Everyone looks forward
 to being home with family and loved ones, and enjoying a very traditional Thanksgiving 
meal during this time of giving thanks.  Traditional Thanksgiving Meal.

  Interesting tid bit, Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are 
consumed in twelve minutes.  Half-times take twelve minutes.  This is not coincidence.

Though we were raised in this tradition we never really did have the traditional meal.  My
 mom made it for company, you see we do not really like turkey, so for us she always
 made many other yummy things that we liked.  To this day we continue
 to celebrate our Thanksgiving, but without the Turkey.

As someone said, "as we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest
 appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them"  Happy Thanksgiving to all. 
 Be safe, enjoy and yes put on those few extra pounds...

Remember everyone that gratitude consists of being more aware of what you have,
than what you don't.  Have a good day with family and friends.

Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us,
 and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips,
 and shows itself in deeds...