Today is Canadian Thanksgiving. We celebrated yesterday with two sons and a partner due to work schedules. We will celebrate again for American Thanksgiving. This is in part due to my time in the US completing my PhD and we have extended family who are from the US.
The idea of two Thanksgivings led me to reflect. What am I grateful for each day? I am thankful for family, friends, good neighbours, good health, a house that will feel like home as it is built on our original property, and many other people and things.
What if we thought of each day as a day to give thanks, a thanksgiving?
I wrote this poem called Thanksgiving several years ago.
Gratitude and thankfulness
Share each sacred moment–
Turn to beloved others,
(Extra)ordinary emerges from ordinary
Moment by moment–
Saying daily prayers of thankfulness.
I took this in Jasper National Park with the Athabasca Falls behind Kathy.
The video above is by Mary Chapin Carpenter. I have several of her CD’s. Enjoy and be thankful.