Mama Kat’s Thanksgiving Post

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Mama Kat’s Thanksgiving Post

Naturally today being the most important holiday to our American friends all five of this week’s prompts are about Thanksgiving; favourite recipes, traditions, fav memory, poems and who is cooking the turkey.  There are a considerable number of us outside the festivities but this does not exclude us from participating or giving thanks.

Thankfulness is international.  That is, the celebration and appreciation of thanks.  We can all be thankful but of course we do not have to be either. And what we are thankful for depends on age.  When I was a child I was thankful for a new toy perhaps.  I tend to think children were actually more thankful back then, but I could be wrong.

Even though it is popular, not just today to express our thankfulness, I wonder if some of us are really capable of giving sincere thanks or if we just say it.  I have met people so embittered by life they could not see anything to be glad of.  I wonder if in spite of what we have if we are losing our ability to be thankful, if we are just becoming expectant.

I won’t give a list of the things I am grateful for today, I will just give thanks that I am grateful.  It takes heart to be capable of thankfulness and to have heart we must have the ability to feel for others not ourselves.  Thankfulness is not about ourselves, it is about all we are connected to outside of, which then becomes inside of us.

So no thanksgiving here, just a blessing:



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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Dana
    Dec 03, 2011 @ 16:50:46

    What a beautiful post, Chris– thank you!


  2. eof737
    Nov 25, 2011 @ 22:43:04

    Be Blessed! It’s always good to give thanks… TY! ;-)


  3. Jamie @ Roubinek Reality
    Nov 24, 2011 @ 22:20:02

    Great post! :) Happy Thanksgiving!!

    Stopping by from Mama Kat’s. :)


  4. Judith
    Nov 24, 2011 @ 21:01:45

    O hope you had a lovely day with family Chris!


  5. ceciliag
    Nov 24, 2011 @ 18:34:31

    i am definitely touched, and in a good way.. thank you Chris and I hope you had a lovely day too! c


  6. Crowing Crone Joss
    Nov 24, 2011 @ 16:51:06

    what a beautiful blessing Chris!


  7. Morgan
    Nov 24, 2011 @ 12:09:43

    Grateful to be grateful … simple and sweet!


  8. Lisa Wields Words
    Nov 24, 2011 @ 11:58:52

    What a wonderful post. While I am American, I think all the thankfulness I’ve been blogging about this week has made me realize what thanksgiving should really be about. I wish there was an international, non-religious, day of thanks or day of peace where we could all take a moment to just be grateful for what we have and to give support to those in need.


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