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”

  1. A gift of fresh eggs does not have a price tag because they are priceless. πŸ™‚ 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 – Β°11F but ‘feels like’ -6. But, the sun is shining so that is good for the body and the soul. Happy Thanksgiving neighbor. πŸ™‚

  2. 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.

  3. Hope that you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving day with those beautiful blue green Araucana chicken eggs for breakfast! Have a splendid time!!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!!)

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