For a thoughtful, insightful T-day blogpost, go read The Grasshopper. Go see, I'll wait.
Do you do this? On hollidays & family celebrations, you think of all the others? Good times. And then there are things that are funny NOW that were a bit, er, awkward at the time. E.g. The Year of the Accidental Kiss. Go see, I'll wait.
OK, back to me: when we were growing up, I claimed at ONE dinner (T-day or X-mas, I don't recall) that I liked yams better than sweet potatoes. Um, I may have repeated it a few times. Anyway, Mum claimed there was no difference. (Yams are lighter in colour, longer & not as sweet from what I could tell). One year, Brother Daniel sent me a link with: There really IS a difference! So this has been the running joke with the fam. Last year I sent the above cartoon out as my X-mas card to everyone.
I always liked Thanksgiving. It's all the family fun & food without the gift pressure.
Plus, you know, yams.
HAPPY day of THANKS & GIVING, everyone!
P.S. Just as I was posting, Seth's Thanksgiving post zipped into my inbox. Awesome.
P.P.S. One of my favourite quotes for today & everyday:
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more....It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~Melody Beattie