Here in the States, as y'all have read and blogged about, we're preparing for our annual Feast of Thanksgiving. And in addition to the traditions like pumpkin pie (fresh pumpkin, of course), pecan pie, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, and turkey, we often take a few moments to give Thanks.
I love Raw Art Letterpress' play on words aboves- Thanks if For Giving or Thanks is FORGIVING. Powerful, yes? Christina at Down and Out Chic had a great post on forgiving earlier this week. (Side note: I'm thrilled to pieces to have won Bright Bold and Beautiful's Raw Art Letterpress giveaway!!).
This Holiday season, I have a slightly different interpretation. May we all be Thankful to be able to Give. Give freely- whether it's time, money, attention, love. Give not out of fear (of having nothing) or out of guilt. Give with respect, compassion, and love.
So whether you're traveling, staying home, with friends or family- this week or in the next few weeks- I encourage you to take a moment. Give thanks. And then find a way to thankfully give.
I'd also like to take this moment to thank you- all my followers, readers, and supporters. I am so glad to have gotten know you and look forward to building more friendships!