Give Thanks

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This was the result of my hunting trip last weekend to find a suitable Thanksgiving image: a display inside a retail gift shop.

Most Americans will be spending this day with family, eating turkey and having pumpkin pie for dessert. My parents passed away over a decade ago and my brother is in California, so no family get together for me. Instead, I will be enjoying my holiday with friends, having a nontraditional vegetarian meal with fruit pie — but not pumpkin — for dessert.

I’m always thankful when I spend time with friends, even more thankful when it’s someone else doing the cooking. Much safer to have me washing dishes afterwards. That’s something I can’t screw up. It’s always a thankful get together that doesn’t include family quarrels. No chance of that today. I’m in good health, so are my cats, I’m able to pay my bills and I have an invitation to spend time with friends where I don’t have to cook. I have plenty to be thankful for.

Whoever you’re with today, and whatever it is you’re eating, give thanks for what you have and have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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7 Responses to Give Thanks

  1. Kate says:

    Great display, good message, and wonderful narrative, Marie. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

  2. Olivier says:

    Superbe message et tres belle photo : Happy Thanksgiving

  3. krisz says:

    its not in our custom, but I would play a list of thanks in my mind.
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  4. Brenda says:

    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Brenda

  5. lavenderlady says:

    I echo your sentiments. I am off in a few moments to spend time with my daughter and her family and their extended family. I always enjoy time spent with those we love.

  6. passante says:

    Oh yes, that vegetarian meal and fruit pie that the pumpkin pie-hating cook would have made had she not tripped a few days ago and encountered a sidewalk with her chin thereby rendering herself incapable of eating anything that isn’t soup or a purée of something. I promise a belated vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner as soon as I am able to chew again and eat grown-up food.

    Happy Thanksgiving anyway!

  7. Rudy Girón says:

    Happy belated Thanksgiving day!

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