Monday, October 08, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

It is Thanksgiving day here in Canada. A North American holiday like no other. Unlike all the regular holidays that have been commercialized over the years, thanksgiving remains a stubborn event focused on the family and on introspective meditation of what we have in our lives. A moment in the year to stop. Take a deep breath and give thanks for our the abundance that we live in.



Who we give thanks to is irrelevant. This is not a religious holiday. It is a spiritual one that we all own. It is a day of humanity taking stock of gifts we are given in our lives. Not packaged gifts. No colour wrapping and glitter here. Just a moment to say we are so lucky to be and have.

The seasonal holiday, as most good ones, comes from an ancient tradition of harvest celebration. It was a time in the past to celebrate the goods the earth had given and the crop of the year. It still is in many ways a moment to ponder the harvest of our year and the many treasures we gather in laughter and friendships and good fortune and love.

Happy thanksgiving to all!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for your good wishes. Wishing you a year ahead that will give you and the family plenty to be thankful for next Thanksgiving.

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving Fawzan! We have no such holiday here in the Netherlands, which makes us sound like ungrateful people, doesn't it? I would love to eat some turkey with stuffing, or are you having something else all together? Something Lebanese maybe?

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