Thursday, November 27, 2014


Today is Thanksgiving in the US and I wanted to take a few minutes out from preparing food for the feast we'll share with some of our dearest friends later today to say "Thank-you" to the people who read and support my blog. Working on this for the last six months has been far more rewarding than I expected. I find that I look forward to sitting down a couple times a week to write out the little stories of my day to day life. It has a therapeutic quality in addition to being a creative endeavor. I'm sure I would have let it fall to the wayside if it hadn't been for those of you who take the time to come read my posts and leave such kind and encouraging comments. I am grateful for you. 

Thank-you also to those of you who invite me into your lives each week through your thoughtful, funny, and inspirational blogs. I have found a community of wildly interesting people flung all around the world that has accepted me with open arms.  The feeling of belonging to a group is more precious to me than you probably realize.  Maybe someday I'll get up the courage to write a post about bullying and the lifelong scars it leaves but for now, just know that you have truly given me a gift by welcoming me into the community. 

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it is truly secular (making it completely inclusive) and because it's non-commercial.  It's about celebrating bounty with the people who you love and who love you. It's about taking a day to focus on what you have, not wishing for things you don't have.  I choose to ignore the retailers who insist on trying to turn it into another shopping opportunity. There's plenty of time for that starting tomorrow.  Today sit, eat delicious food, visit with lovely people, and count your blessings.

Today I am blessed with a husband who smoked turkey leg quarters!

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you from across the pond! Enjoy your feast with those you hold dear. It's been a pleasure to find your blog and to peep into your world!

  2. Hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. I'm happy to know you find the blogging community something to be thankful for, it is indeed a warm and friendly community. xxx