Thankful for Thanksgiving


It’s Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. I recently read a “Psychology Today” article about how to determine what your true values are: the deep-down, hardcore things that make your life worth living. They’re not as easy as you think to pinpoint and they aren’t always what you think. Love and kindness, both to and from others, personal safety and security : who wouldn’t value such things? Yet we expend most of our life force on things with fleeting value. We want and chase more money that we need (for enough safety and security, of course 😉 ) We waste time on comparisons with others – we used to call it the “Rat Race” or  “Keeping up with the Joneses” ;  now I think it’s FOMO – “Fear of Missing Out”. Honestly, Facebook is great but terrible at the same time.

On this Thanksgiving weekend, I remember values I cherish. Family. Health. Memories and their Traditions. Thankful for those I knew and learned from. Thankful for those I will meet and learn from. Thankful for today. Oh, and for the pumpkin pie, extra whipped cream, please. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

4 thoughts on “Thankful for Thanksgiving

  1. I’m thankful for you; for the privilege of calling you friend and sister Brat, for your insightful posts and delightful book. Practicing gratitude is a life-changer.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you. Also a military dependent, I remember never knowing where we would be spending Thanksgiving. It was always special, though. Now, after decades of distance, I’m living near family again. Have a good one!

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