In the United States, today is Thanksgiving. Because we are taking a more honest look nowadays at exactly what happened in this country when the Pilgrims came over, the holiday has lost some of its luster. And rightly so. However, even though the scales might have fallen from our eyes, a day of gratitude where we celebrate the harvest with family and friends can only be a good thing.
And speaking of gratitude…yesterday, our neighbor, a young woman, came over bearing these little gems from the hens she keeps in her backyard.
What wonderful variety and color! I tried to pay her for the eggs, but she wouldn’t take any money.
This brings us to another g word—generosity. When the two words—gratitude and generosity—are twined together, the world is definitely a better place.
So on this holiday, I am grateful for the generosity of my neighbor, who gave me these eggs without expecting anything in return.
And while I am on the subject of gratitude, I also want to express thanks for my many blogging friends near and far. You all make my world a brighter place, that’s for sure.
Many, many thanks!
44 thoughts on “Gratitude”
Thank you, Laurie!
A gift of fresh eggs does not have a price tag because they are priceless. 🙂 Hope you and hubby have a wonderful day. I’m thinking you’re at least as cold as we are here, and man it is cold – °11F but ‘feels like’ -6. But, the sun is shining so that is good for the body and the soul. Happy Thanksgiving neighbor. 🙂
And a happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Happy happy Thanksgiving!! Stay warm!!
We were nice and snug, Shannon.
It’s a rather anachronistic celebration now, but so embedded in the culture that it’s not going to go away. Anyway, it’s good to express gratitude and to be generous whatever the reason. I hope you have a happy day and make lovely things with the eggs.
Very true, Jan!
Happy Thanksgiving! I am grateful for your blog as well. Stay warm and enjoy the day with your family.
Many thanks! And the same to you.
Ditto for sure! I’m glad we met and continue to share the seasons together. Wishing you a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving!
Yes, yes, Eliza! And the same to you.
A very happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Hope that you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving day with those beautiful blue green Araucana chicken eggs for breakfast! Have a splendid time!!
A lovely Thanksgiving day with some of those eggs for breakfast.
Thank you too for all the love dear Laurie and a very happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from all of us here 🤗🐾💖🐾 xxx
Many, many thanks, Xenia!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Happy Thanksgiving from across the Atlantic.
Happy Thanksgiving Laurie, and I agree with you, reading blogs from all over the world has widened my world, and bloggers are always such lovely people!
Gerry, so true! My world is better and wider because of my blogging friends.
Thank you too for many interesting blogs to read.
We are also grateful to you and Clif, Laurie
Thanks, Derrick. I feel the same way about you and Jackie.
Thank you for this post, Laurie. It makes me remember what I learned many years ago in a 12-step program, to practice an “attitude of gratitude” in my daily life. Though I can’t feel grateful for sorrows and challenging events, I can always feel grateful for the people and inspirations that help get through dark times and respond in a healthy way.
Yes, yes, Alice!
Those eggs are just lovely and certainly picture worthy. Fresh eggs for breakfast – what a treat
Beth, they surely are!
I like the sound of your modernised approach to a day of expressing gratitude. I love how our worlds entwine!
Oh, me, too!
You have brightened many days with your photos and words and thank you for all the smiles and laughs! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!🙂
A-w-w-w, thanks so much! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and hope you did, too.
I am very grateful for your friendship too, Laurie. I just realised that I haven’t told you how much my husband enjoyed Clif’s book! Please thank him for us xx
A-w-w-w, thanks, Clare. I’ll let Clif know.
Even though that whole business of the first Thanksgiving is tarnished, I still like this holiday best–not commercialized, not about sending money, not religious or ultra patriotic, just a good day with people we care for, and lots of yummy food. I hope you had a great day (and those eggs are gorgeous!!)
Kery, me, too. And maybe Thanksgiving can evolve into something broader, something better. We can hope.
And you do the same for us, dear girl. Generosity and gratitude tend to go together in my mind, as both have hints of an I entitled kindness.
those eggs are beautiful! I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. I am grateful to know you. love Michele
Thanks, Michele. And they are gone. Scrambles for breakfast while our daughter was here.
Gratitude makes us feel more gratitude. Thanks for inspiring and teaching me through your writing!!!
You are most welcome!
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