When I tell people that we are celebrating Thanksgiving this year I often get the response that “Thanksgiving is an American thing”. I don’t think that giving thanks is an American thing. You guys know a secret about giving thanks and the rest of the world could learn to adopt it. We are.
To say that this year has been a busy year would be an understatement. In fact, this year has tested me and taught me more lessons about myself and life more than any other year. There has been many challenges I have had to overcome and are still overcoming but on the flip side there have been many gifts that we have received aswell and I am so thankful to God and the Universe for them all.
Recently I sat down and reviewed my year and planned 2015 ahead. I know there is still a month of 2014 left but I have reassessed a few things on my goal list and redefined them moving into 2015 with a stronger focus on spirit, love and health. More on that in another post.
I have always liked the idea of Thanksgiving. Being big on gratitude it just seemed like a really beautiful time of year for food, family and thanks. Plus, with Christmas coming up which is my absolute favourite time of year, what better excuse to have another meal with the family and feel joy.
We bought some turkey to roast, had it with a side of roast veggies with a drizzle of my wife’s special gravy recipe, said thank you to God and we prayed for a good 2015 then enjoyed our meal alongside a candle with our two little kids.
Next year I plan to invite our families over for an even bigger feast of Turkey, and of course, some pecan pie. I’ll have to try and match how you American’s do it because I know you all do it big.
With my heart open I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving. God bless.