Happy Thanksgiving 2011
Greetings to you and your families this Thanksgiving evening. I hope that you are now curled up in a cozy spot, enjoying the lingering evening with full bellies and warm hearts.
We actually chose to celebrate our Thanksgiving this year with a Korean meal. My parents spent a year working in Korea many years ago, and they loved the people and the food. I visited them there, briefly, and I, too, loved the people, the country, and most especially the food. My Dad can no longer travel, so we bring the travel to him, this time with a meal from one of his favorite countries.
I am so thankful this season. I am thankful, of course, for my family and friends. But I am also thankful for the little things, like the posy of camellias clipped from the bush I planted by my front door that is finally starting to bloom with some regularity. Or the blustery, stormy weather that is making me feel so festive. Or finding out, after a lifetime of thinking otherwise, that I love pecan pie! Who knew? Such gifts are true blessings.
I know I say this every holiday, but I am truly, deeply thankful for all of you. I wouldn't be the person I am today, and I certainly wouldn't have taken the risks I have or learned the lessons I did if I didn't have your support. I know decorating isn't what many people would call "high risk" but there are risks just the same and I couldn't have done it without you.
Many blessings to all of you. I hope that wherever you are, you are feeling all the good that is in your life, no matter how small.
P.S. If you haven't already guess from this little sneak peak, I finished at least half of my dining room for my Countdown to Thanksgiving. I'll share more on Monday. Meanwhile, have a wonderful weekend, and I'll see you soon!