‘If the only prayer you said in your whole life was ‘thank you’, that would suffice.’
- Meister Eckhart
The first Thanksgiving was in 1621. The Pilgrims were having a feast to celebrate their successful first corn harvest. Remembering the hardships of the first pilgrims in America helps me to be even more thankful for all I have today.
There were a lot of courageous people who founded America. I can’t even imagine all they went through, the bravery and tenacity they must have had. Oh how I would love to sit down, with my daughter beside me, and talk to a pilgrim, hear first hand how they lived their life. We have so many conveniences today that would be ‘hard to live without’, but the pilgrims made a life without them all. I take so much for granted…
This Thanksgiving I am thankful for all the people who made America a country, the soldiers, pilgrims, political pioneers and the early citizens. I am also thankful for clean water that flows out my faucet, fresh fruits and vegetables in the winter, a furnace to heat my house and my car, things the early pioneers could only dream of.
My thankful list would not be complete without being thankful for my family. I love you all, each and every one of you.
Today I am joining Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday. I used Kim’s Lightroom preset lightly2 and her textures gift and wednesday on my winter berries.
I am also grateful for you. Thank you for stopping by and saying hello.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!!