November 26, 2009

Giving Thanks

It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the United States, the day we gather with family and friends, eat too much good food, follow traditions, and make memories. And, hopefully, find a moment in the busy-ness to be thankful for what we have.

Every family has its own way of celebrating the day. For some people it’s a full-on turkey dinner, for others it might be a picnic at the beach. Some families aren’t even related to each other, but have found a heart connection that binds them as surely as blood. It’s all about setting aside some time to be with people you love and really seeing each other in the best, most caring light.

We’ll spend the day at my sister-in-law’s house, gathered around a huge table filled with amazingly delicious and beautiful food. It’s going to be a good day, full of all the things that make a holiday.

I have so much to be thankful for: my husband, a warm home, that in a tough economy we both have jobs, for the families of my heart and blood, for the many small moments that make life magical.

I’d love to hear about your day. How do you celebrate?

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Star said...

Wishing you and your family well this Thanksgiving Day. My family (thought small) was here to spend the week with us and will depart tomorrow to their respective homes.

Becca said...

I'm glad you had a peaceful day with those you love. It was the same for me, and I savored every minute of it.

Bella Rum said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Cara. Like most, our day was about family and food. Have a wonderful weekend.

Vanessa said...

happy (belated) thanksgiving to you and yours, cara.
we celebrated this meaningful occasion for the first time ever this year, since a family of US ex-pats living here in ireland invited us over! so sweet of them. i loved everything about the celebration! especially the thoughtful way that our friends wanted to share their tradition with us. that's exactly what it's all about, i guess.
and the food was great too!
big hugs from afar,

Christine said...

We celebrated with family, turkey, pie, stuffing, laughing, praying, toasting, sharing,and loving each other! Pure heaven!