thankful


Welsford brook

Here in Canada, it’s just another Thursday, but in the U.S. it’s “Turkey Day” (aka Thanksgiving). It’s hard to escape references to the American holiday — it’s everywhere in the newspaper (especially the comic pages) and we even have our own “Black Friday” sales happening tomorrow to mirror the annual shopping attack south of the border.

Even though I am not celebrating Thanksgiving today, I have a lot of reasons to be thankful. I’m thankful that we have a warm dry house while the cold wind scours the ground outside. I’m thankful that we have enough food to eat, and plenty for our dogs and cat, and the chickadees and nuthatch taking turns at the feeder. I’m thankful that I have a loving family and good health. I’m thankful that I can travel, and go for a walk in the woods, and enjoy photography.

Maybe I’ll go and get some turkey from the freezer. Happy (U.S.) Thanksgiving!

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6 thoughts on “thankful

  1. I second that emotion (except maybe to substitute birdwatching/watercolour painting/hoochmaking/blogging for photography). And the supper of homegrown carrots and brussels sprouts, and leftover turkey, was delicious.

  2. There’s not one day, that I’m not thankful for those things and more.

    Sometimes I get grumpy, when unpacking the grocery bags because the fridge is so full. Then, I only need to think twice … back to those days when I didn’t have anything in there.

    • Thanks for your comment, Rebekah. Remembering when times were worse/harder certainly helps us to feel thankful for what we have now! For me, a full fridge is a sign we’re cooking and eating (more cheaply) at home, and an empty fridge means that we’re spending too much money on restaurant or convenience foods.

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