Thanks, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving

November 07, 2013
Meredith Martin, The Eden Alternative

The month of November bring with it glorious days to celebrate. Halloween left us with a week’s supply of leftover candy. We “fall back” an hour and have an additional hour of sleep and brighter mornings (all the better to celebrate my birthday). Veteran’s Day offers us an opportunity to honor and thank our Veterans. Thanksgiving is a time of reconnecting with friends and family to share the year’s prosperity and abundance and it’s also a day to share our gratitude and give thanks for our many blessings.

I remember, when I was a child in grade school, writing the infamous “I am thankful for” statement every year.  Years later, I have grown into new perspectives. Now my “I am thankful for” list no longer comes just with the changing of the leaves, but each and every day.

For the next 3 weeks, we are inviting you to join in on the conversation by posting what you are thankful for in this season using the hashtag  #28DaysOfThanks either by commenting on the blog or posting on twitter or facebook.  We look forward to hearing from you.  In fact, I’ll get it started…

I am thankful for Thanksmas.  My family gathers at the Ponderosa in Humboldt, Tennessee, the Saturday after Thanksgiving each year for a day of food, family and lots of loud belly laughs!  We set aside this day years ago for the Warmath side of our family because as we each grow and add to our families, it became harder and harder to all be together on the traditional holiday.  So, we created a day of our own…a day we call Thanksmas!

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I’m thankful for each member in the group of writers I lead at the senior center. Each one of them has so many interesting life stories to share.


Love, love, love Thanksmas! We’ve been struggling with how to get our seven kids together without them having to endure two big meals in one day to keep everyone happy…we just want to get together and laugh, not encourage gluttony!! Thank you for sharing!


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