November 25, 2009

A Day of Thanks

I wasn't raised celebrating Thanksgiving but live in a country where it is. I've been very fortunate to be invited every year to different people's houses for the day of celebration. I always accept the very 1st invitation I get and look forward to meeting new, interesting people and being involved in how they celebrate. For me, Thanksgiving isn't a time that I think about food but more what I'm thankful for, to think of the less fortunate who may not be spending the day with their loved ones, might be homeless, unwell or just don't have anywhere to go.

Its important to me that every year I give back in some way. This year I donated what I would have spent to cook for 50 people at my house. Its just my small way of being very thankful for what I have.

Happy Thanksgiving.....

4 comments:

Liberty London Girl said...

Happy thanksgiving sweetpea LLGxx

shayma said...

that's a beautiful thing to do. we are supposed to do smthg similar during Ramadan, but unfortunately people get too caught up in fancy iftaars (the meal when you break the fast). hope you had a lovely thanksgiving. x

So Lovely said...

LLG: Thank you. xx

Shayma: Thank you. I feel some have lost what Thanksgiving is really about - being thankful. xx

Sabine said...

Good on you. I hope you had a good Thanksgiving day.