Happy thanksgiving to all of those south of the border who are celebrating it today. ^_^
We celebrate it earlier in Canada , so the Turkey day caught me by surprise.
May it be a safe, happy day with family and friends.
I didn't grow up with thanksgiving. When I was first introduced to the concept I didn't understand -- isn't thanks something you give everyday?
I've found that in the stresses of my life, its easier to focus on the things that have gone wrong that those things in my life that truly make me realize how fortunate I am.
I am grateful for my family, however much we may ocassionally fight and disagree.
I'm grateful for my parents who brought me up to believe Tikkum Olam - that I should leave the world a little better than I found it.
I am grateful for my health.
I am grateful for my safety, and not hearing the distant rattle of gunfire, or a bomb going off.
I am grateful for my friends - the ones who stick by my side despite the years and changes, and even the ones that have been lost along the way. Each one made my life richer for the knowing them, and I hope I did the same.
I am grateful for my art. Without the possibility of that expression I would not be the person that I am.
I am grateful for my faith. Without something to believe in ( be it g-d, the universe, my own determination and strength) I might have been derailed along the way.
May it be thanksgiving every day.
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