Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving

My favorite holiday. It's direct - the name says it all. Thanks. Giving. No expectation of gifts, no going around asking for treats. Just family and friends, sharing thanks and reflecting upon the year.

For my loving husband, I give thanks. For my two kids who are the light of my life, I give thanks. I am grateful for a roof over my head, clothes on my back, and food in my stomach. For friends who listen when I need help, I give thanks. For the dog who sheds everywhere, I give thanks. For my wonderful in-laws, I give thanks. For my nutty family, I give thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving to all out there.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a lovely post! We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in New Zealand, but I think you have summed up the holday perfectly for us non U.S folk! Brought a tear to my eye...Happy Thanksgiving; and thanks for sharing (-:

ER's Mom said...

Thank-you.

cttech said...

I agree. No religious expectations, my friends of all religions don't have to come up with some alternative greeting, and those uber-Christians who rail against "Happy Holidays!" don't have anything to complain about.