Do you know about the popular US holiday celebration called Thanksgiving which takes place at the end of November each year? As many of you live in the States, you’ll probably be mildly amused to think that some people may not have heard of Thanksgiving.
What is Thanksgiving?
If I’ve got it right, originally Thanksgiving came about as a way of celebrating a bountiful harvest of food.
What’s wonderful is that lately people are using Thanksgiving as a way of giving thanks for just about everything in their lives they’re grateful for.
I wasn’t planning to mention Thanksgiving here but I’ve been touched by the vast numbers of people on the Internet who are writing about things they are grateful for. People are blogging about it, tweeting it and giving thanks on their Facebook pages.
There’s a lot of love and happiness being shared all the way round the world because of Thanksgiving.
Globalization can be a good thing
Usually I think globalisation is a bad thing. Seeing the popularity of McDonalds in developing countries makes me sad. Hearing that a major fast food chain may be opening close to my home makes me shudder.
But US citizens are really onto something with this Thanksgiving thing. If their annual celebration and thankfulness can spread via the Internet and teach other people the joys of practicing the art of gratitude, even just for one day, then the world will surely be a better and happier place.
I’ve already written about the importance of being grateful, explained why we should practice gratitude more often and suggested simple things most of us can be grateful for on a daily basis.
Now it’s time to practice giving thanks again so I’ll get the ball rolling.
Things I’m thankful for
- Having support and feedback from an amazing and diverse group of readers;
- Being able to share what I’ve learnt and what I’m learning with other people who want to live their dream;
- Living in a stunning place and sharing that with my kids;
- Being able-bodied, solvent and inquisitive;
- Believing that the world is my oyster and that people can get what we want if they put their minds to it.
What are you thankful for right now?
Thank you so much for reading
I can’t say it enough. My readers are a huge part of my dream and I’m so glad you visit the site, read what I write and sometimes share your thoughts with us. Thank you all.
Thanks also to Q Thomas Bower for the photo.
As always, good luck with all your plans!
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