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!