Friday, November 1, 2013

30 Days of Thanks: Day 1

From Marcia Furman

I think it's easier to be compassionate about anything when you have a thankful heart. The times I feel less compassionate, well they tend to be the times when I am grumpy or feeling entitled to my comfort or my judgments.

So focusing on our blessings is a wonderful way to also remind ourselves our fortunate we are... and then we can have a deeper heart for those who struggle or who have bigger needs.

For the past few years on Facebook, I've joined friends with 30 Days of Thanks - each day sharing something I am thankful for. This year, I'm bringing it to the blog!

Day 1:

In moving to USA, I adopted two new holidays. In UK, Halloween is hardly observed at all compared with USA, and they don't have Thanksgiving - there is a 'Harvest Festival Week' of giving food, but it's not a set holiday to celebrate.
I am a little fascinated at what y'all do for Halloween but I am not too upset that my kids are now a bit old for it.

On the other hand, I LOVE Thanksgiving. It's a beautiful holiday, and so today, my November 30 Days of Thanks begins with that - this is my 10th Thanksgiving holiday in USA and I look forward to it more each year, a holiday for everyone of every age and culture. 

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