November 22, 2012


Thanksgiving is absolutely my favorite holiday.  It's an entire holiday centered around giving thanks for all you have.  It's about family and friends and gratitude.  How wonderful is that?  I will be spending mine at my sister-in-law's house.  We will enjoy good food, plentiful wine, time with family, games, movies, and more food.  The annual bake-off will occur on Thursday, which is always fun.  Amber is making some kind of bourbon cranberry bread pudding, which I will admit sounds pretty awesome.  I will make a double chocolate-mint cream tart.  Yum.  I will of course report the results here next week.

september, by livia s via flickr

While we cook and eat and play and talk, I will also stop to give thanks for all I have, because it is a lot.  Good health, beautiful boys, a fun and handsome husband, a nice house, an awesome family, loyal friends, and of course the list goes on and on.

This reminds me that I want to clarify one of my posts from last week - the list of things that stress me out.  My friend Sara posted a link to it, and it solicited a comment that made me go back and re-read it.  In doing so, I can see how somehow would think that it was somehow a list of complaints, when in fact, it's the opposite.  The entire list consists of things that I love - singing, entertaining friends, being fortunate enough to volunteer at my son's school...  It has more to do with being out of my comfort zone.  As Eleanor Roosevelt said, you should "do one thing every day that scares you."  In this regard, I'm doing pretty well right now.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  (Even if you're not American, you can still celebrate.  Just pause for a moment today and be grateful.)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mary! I am quite envious of your Thanksgiving - it sounds lovely. Here in England we watch from afar but have nothing really like that festivity. I read the comment you referred to and whilst you have graciously agreed with its sentiment - it still makes my hackles rise a bit on your behalf! I think bloggers do put themselves out there and we share - and that includes the good and the bad. Everything you have ever written has come from a good place - it shines through in what you write and think about. So - yes - we all suffer from 'third world problems' or whatever satire you place on it. Hmmm one to ponder but I liked your list and quite honestly I could have written the same thing myself! Take care and enjoy the break. Lou x


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