I LOVE Thanksgiving! I know….there is a huge irony in that, being British and loving Thanksgiving!
I love it for the time with family and friends, it’s a chance to get together with those you love from near and far and celebrate and be thankful. We all have so much to be thankful for, whether it has been a wonderful year or a difficult one – if we think for just a moment we can think of a hundred little things to be thankful for.
I love that each family has their traditions. I have been blessed to experience many different family traditions, especially as my first 5 years here where before I had a family of my own here, so I was always ‘adopted’ by a wonderful family, or friends and made to feel like I was a part of something. From Pumpkin Pie eaten first thing in the morning, to watching the latest movie release, to everyone round the table sharing what they are thankful for, to playing board games, to going to bed early to get up even earlier to go Black Friday shopping, to not sleeping at all and shopping ’til you drop, to avoiding shopping altogether, to gift giving ‘just because’, to family baking sessions, to putting up Christmas decorations…..it was all wonderful, and special and unique to that family. Continue reading