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:
MAY ALL TODAY, WHETHER ALONE OR WITH OTHERS, FIND THEIR HEARTS AND MINDS TOUCHED.