Happy Thanksgiving

To all of my American friends, readers of this blog and family over in the USA (who I know visit) we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.

I absolutely loathe that the UK has adopted Black Friday in a big way and yet not thought at all about Thanksgiving. There is no national day of thanks but there are endless days of pure glorified consumerism as if Christmas hadn't been taken over enough by the shopping gods. I find it sadder each year.

Thanksgiving - every day not just today - is a central part of our lives . I end every blog post I make with thanks. I have a sign by my bed which is the first thing I see each morning and the last thing I see each night that says 'hem your blessings with thankfulness'. There are so many hardships in life. So many people are suffering in the world as a result of war, poverty, ill health, loss and we are suffering with health issues here at the moment but there is always, always something in every single day to be thankful for. Some days it might be harder to find and may seem very transient. Some days it may seem to take a lot of thought to find it. But it is there if you look, I am convinced. And so thanksgiving is important for us. We may not be celebrating the settling of the pilgrim fathers and the founding of a nation, but we are certainly celebrating our many many blessings.

The turkey is in the oven, the trimmings are prepared and it is a lovely thoughtful day.

We began our day with a walk by the sea as we so often do but today oh my goodness it was wild. We went to our favourite beach and for much of the walk we could not be on the promenade as the waves were covering it - but it was glorious in its roaring splashy beauty and yes - I got wet taking pictures!  I love the power of the sea - not by any means the roughest we have seen but rough for this secluded little beach and it was high tide too

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Doesn't he look happy to be asked to stop in the wind for photos!!!


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This was one of the ones that 'got me'
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I have new scrapping to share too

These were all made for my design team pages for A Trip Down Memory Lane this month

 

 

 

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The birthday boy is a huge Taskmaster fan and got us into it too so it was fun to make him a taskmaster card with him and his wife on


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And I love these two people so much


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Today I am thankful for

  • so so many things every single day and I do try to focus on them each night
  • thanksgiving day
  • turkey and all the trimmings
  • living close to the beach

 

 


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