Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thoughts of gratitude

As the energy around us settles down and people gather with their families in the spirit of gratitude, I like to take a moment to remember all the blessings in my life. Thanksgiving is not a tradition close to my heart, being born and raised in Denmark it is not something I grew up with, and then there is the plight of the indians.....Yet over the years it has become a day for me to remember all the things for which I feel grateful. I do attempt to keep gratitude in my heart everyday, yet on this day I make a more conscious effort to remember a few of our blessings...
~my sweet children~
~their sweet laughs~
~Their love of nature~

~our family's good health~
~the upcoming reunion with Miguel; my husband the children's papa~
~the loving support of family and friends~
~true friends~
~homegrown food~
~homemade medicin~
~stunning scenery~
~the little things we do for our planet~
~the love and support we share~
~life, beauty and all that is~
~happy Thanksgiving to all~


  1. looks like a nice part of the world you live in and wonderful environs. I had never really understood thanksgiving until reading this post, so thanks for that.

  2. What a beautiful post! So many great things to be thankful for!

  3. this warmed my heart. blessings to you and your family today. xoxo

  4. Took my breath away!

    Such awesomeness!


  5. thank you for sharing such beauty and love through your words.

  6. Beautiful Christina, Yes, there is so much to be grateful for, a lovely post. Happy thanksgiving.

  7. The day started with history. And the Indians' plight was no worse than that of my own peoples, the Irish, the Mormons, and long ago, the Huguenots - all hard, sad stories in so many ways. So much sorrow in the history of the world. We don't expect those stories here, because we see ourselves as essentially good people, as kind and free people. It is a dangerous way to think of yourself, because all of those words sound like something finished, instead of something that is constantly in process.

    But the day itself really is grounded in each family, at each table, in each home of whatever kind. The day IS as you have said it is for you - not a history day, but a day of thankfulness, of gratitude, and of awareness of our very small size in the universe - and the very large blessings that allow us to live, to create, to love.

    So though you have no connection with the history - your life is suffused with the spirit of this holiday.

  8. Kristen,
    You are right of course, so many hard sad stories throughout the history of the world, the Indians certainly are not the only one who have suffered.
    It is important to remember this, and yes it is the spirit of this day that people do celebrate... Thanks for that reminder, as I have had a tendency to get a little stuck when I think of the indians..


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