Thankyou for all the pleasure you bring me, and for sharing your lives. May your day tomorrow be joyful.
How sweet of you.. thanks for the poem and thoughts.. I too enjoy sharing in your life..Blessings
I decided to sneak away for a couple of minutes from the kitchen and all the preparations for tomorrows event to see what was happening in blogland. So very nice of you to think of the American holiday, which is celebrated a month earlier in Canada, provided one views it as giving thanks to the bountiful harvest one has reaped during the year.In Germany we call it Erntedankfest and next year i will blog about it and its history, along with its relationship to other similar events in other countries.For me, Thanksgiving Day is brings together numerous ideas from different cultures as we give thanks for the bounty from Mother Earth and the family and friends that surround us, while not forgetting those whose memories we now hold in our hearts.All the best,Egmont
Pat, thankyou - it's such a wonderful world and sharing each other's special days and festivals brings everyone closer, I believe. Egmont; thanks for updating me. Yes I understand the history of Thanksgiving, celebrating the first harvest after the persecuted Pilgrim Fathers had left Plymouth (Devon, UK) and survived to their first harvest - correct me if I am wrong. I think it goes farther than celebrating harvest, for how many people actually grow much of their own food, struggle with the seasons (I was out there in the bitter cold this morning planting next year's garlic). And so I thought it appropriate to focus on joy and love, togetherness and sharing. Just a view crossing continents and cultures.
You are correct about the first Thanksgiving..Now the celebrations aren't so much for the bountiful harvest as it is for the many blessings God has bestowed on us this past year.
I'm thankful for the funds to shop at the supermarket for tomorrow's celebration--but I found it more meaningful when much of the "harvest" and thus food for the winter had been produced with the work of my own grubby hands and aching back. Each gardening season was a bit different, some with more bountiful results, but such quiet pleasure in seeing things grow and then the jars of food on cellar shelves.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday... no retail marathon, just family, friends and food. Thank you for your thoughts, and may your own days be blessed.
Thank you so much for popping by my Blog, and for your kind comments. I will certainly enjoy following your Blog too. Yes, you're right, even though November can feel gloomy, it's not long at all until the shortest day is with us ... time to look at the seed catalogues and plan the garden!!On the subject of Thanksgiving - we lived in Canada for a few years in the early '90s and have such fond memories of celebrating this special time with a lovely Canadian friends & their family. Good times!!Willow x
Thank YOU for the amazing inspiration and sharing. You are a bright star in the land of blog.xo Rella
You are sweet to write a poem. We did eat and enjoy a festive meal. Patrick brought a friend which made it nice. It is our best holiday, in my humble opinion, and such a blessing before the madness of Christmas!
So thoughtful of you to be thinking of us (across the pond) on Thanksgiving...beautiful words. It was a peaceful, joyous day with yummy food and much reminiscing on the couch with family and new friends.