Day of Thanks

This Thursday is Thanksgiving for those of us in the U.S. I love this holiday more and more every year. Really, I think it has the potential to be the greatest holiday—the name says it all—Thanksgiving.

Sadly, the holiday for most of us is more about eating than giving thanks. You know I love eating {I wouldn’t change that part of the holiday at all}, but I am loving it more every year because I’m starting to realize that it can be an opportunity to give thanks for all we have—stop for a day—stop trying to grow, become, change, develop—and just be—and be thankful for that.

I think perhaps we should have a day of Thanksgiving every week {or really, maybe we should just live like this every day?}. So I’m starting early this year—I am giving my thanks here, sharing it with you, and I’d love to see what you’re thankful for too—post it in a comment here, and we can all share in the thankful goodness!

I am Thankful For:

Wide blue skies.

My sweet dog Lance that makes me smile every time I look at him because of his innocent dog-ness.

My husband, for always being there, and being patient with me.

My family—they are crazy, and I love them. I am crazy too.

Trees. Sitting at my kitchen table for lunch basking in the tree beauty that lives across the street from me.

Art. Every day art expands me.

Books that break through years of thinking with one short sentence.

Paper. writing. the alphabet. What a miracle this system is.

Wide open landscapes: the desert with its delicate tiny plants, the sea with its rolling wideness.

Breathing. How it can calm you down in one second.

Meeting amazing people who inspire me all over the world, via the internets.

Art again. It is everywhere. And creativity too. I sit here at my desk looking from drawing to painting to poster, and I’m inspired.


Sweet fruit in every season, and cooking and eating—which are generally two of my favorite things to do.

I could go on forever here. But now, I’ll sign off and let you chime in—What are you thankful for?

7 Responses to “Day of Thanks”

  1. 1 monica laplander November 22, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    What a great post. I vote for giving thanks EVERY day. Amazing things happen when we shift our perspective to notice all that we have from all that we don’t.
    I’m thankful for:
    my health
    the basic necessities, food, air, water (clean water), shelter (warmth right now as it’s super cold outside)
    my husband and his support
    my dog and how well behaved she is
    trees, mountains, oceans, birds,…..
    Wow. It’s difficult to stop once you start!

    Enjoy your thanksgiving week.

  2. 2 Andra November 23, 2010 at 11:19 am

    After a year of unemployment, I am grateful for my full time job with benefits, doing what I love and was educated to do!
    Also grateful for many other things, large and small, and for the wonderful people in my life who fill me with joy and love and happiness.
    Very grateful for my new MacBook Pro!! Super fast :)

  3. 4 Laura November 23, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Great post! I’m a bit sad to be outside the USA on Thanksgiving, so it’s just another Thursday here. But, I guess you don’t need a holiday to give thanks.

    I’m thankful for

    my family, ones who are here and the ones who are gone, but gave so much

    the sky



    each morning

    my health

    Thank YOU for the reminder to be thankful everyday!

  4. 5 rachel awes November 26, 2010 at 5:11 am

    hope you had
    a lovely thanksgiving
    & love that big blue sky!!
    & adore your book below/
    i’ve now ordered it’s
    beautiful self!!!

  5. 6 antiphonsgarden November 27, 2010 at 2:54 am

    I am thankful that love is a stronger force than violence, authenticity touches deeper than arrogance and that the madness of the world can be seen for what it truly is, through caring intelligence.

  6. 7 Kerri November 27, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    I am thankful for YOU, and . . . the baby bunny that turned up at my house, clouds, wild grasses, beautiful words, new ideas, hope, family, being an auntie, glorious sun illuminated leaves and creativity to name a few x

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