American Thanksgiving From the Outside

I am not an American however I do have strong links which include having resided in Texas for a time, good personal friends, and of course about 60% of my blogging  commentors.  I have said more than once that I left a part of my heart in that wonderful state and it is true.  Geographically you are our nearest neighbors, but the heart of America is more than friends or readers or one state.  The whole world is going through some rough times and certainly the USA as much or even more than some.

American Thanksgiving is a pretty big holiday with the very source of it being about Thanks for all we have and all we have is not something that can be counted or displayed.  Sometimes it is enough to give thanks for just being.

I met some pretty fantastic people from the other side of the border who went out of their way to make my life richer, and some who still do today.

The heart of America resides all around the world in every country.  For all the grumblings and stereotyping and political and religious hoohaw and seeming discontent there is strength, dignity and compassion.  There are many without food, homes, or love in all our countries.  Lets remember them – and for all who whine about what they don’t have, please give thanks for what you do have no matter how small or meagre.

This is a day that Americans traditionally celebrate and give thanks.  Just to let you know there are others like myself that give special thanks today just for knowing you.

The First Thanksgiving, painted by Jean Leon G...

The First Thanksgiving, painted by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (1863–1930). The First Thanksgiving took place in Plymouth in 1621. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. yepiratesays
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 03:49:37

    So true – really well put – and warmly put too.

    Reply

  2. Kathryn McCullough
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 17:24:01

    Oh, thank you, Chris! We love you, too!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

    Reply

  3. Crowing Crone Joss
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 20:40:06

    Reblogged this on Crowing Crone Joss and commented:
    My wonderful Chris expressing thoughts about our neighbours just south of the border that resonate with me. Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

    Reply

  4. Chatter Master
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 17:43:13

    Thank you so much Chris. It’s so nice to hear something so kind and warm from such a beloved neighbor.

    Reply

  5. Darlene
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 15:42:24

    Very nice post. I am thankful for all my American friends as well.

    Reply

  6. judithhb
    Nov 22, 2012 @ 14:00:39

    Thanks Chris well said

    Reply

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