Happy Thanksgiving!

Author: angiem, 11 23rd, 2010

Photo courtesy of an old issue of Gourmet.

It’s snowing out. From my kitchen window it appears that the lawn furniture and the rose bushes are dusted with a fine coating of powdered sugar. The world is glittery and shimmery and white. I can hear the wind singing in the trees, and despite the cozy room and my hot peppermint tea, I can’t help but shiver at its mournful tune.

Thanksgiving is two days away. I love this holiday, possibly even more than I love Christmas. I love that it isn’t commercialized, and that the focus isn’t things, but family. The hours spent in the company of my loved ones are a retreat for my soul.  The pleasure of being together, the savory turkey, the delectable pumpkin and pecan pies, the glow of the stories yet again retold, the moments of calm and grace in the midst of laughter, the innumerable blessings in my life… It is pure joy! And for that I am thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving!


32 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving!”

  1. Victoria Says:

    Families don’t get enough of this kind of time together these days. Enjoy it all.

  2. Diane Says:

    Wishing you a blessed holiday and hoping that you will get some time off to spend with your family. :O)

  3. Mary Moon Says:

    I am thankful for you.

  4. joyce Says:

    your day sounds like a perfect picture. Have a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving my friend. xo

  5. Susan Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Angie. xo

  6. Ava Says:

    Aw… It sounds magical! Happy Thanksgiving my sweet friend. Enjoy your time with your family.

  7. Tabitha Says:

    Love Thanksgiving, everything about it! Have a Happy Thanksgiving Angie. :)

  8. Stephanie Says:

    It sounds lovely! We are unseasonably warm today, but cooling down quite a bit overnight. A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  9. Jena Says:

    I wish you a wonderful time with your loved ones Angie. Happy Thanksgiving to you!!!

  10. Jeanne Says:

    Oh Angie, I love that you have used just the right words to express your joy, I feel it too! Best wishes for a wonderful day!!
    May it bring you much much happiness :)

    Jeanne xx

  11. laura Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Angie! You fill me with warm fuzzies tonight. I’m thinking of lighting the fire–no snow here, but my is it chilly. Blessings to you and yours. :)

  12. Susan Tiner Says:

    Dear Angie, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I love this holiday too. In fact, I’m about to turn turkey broth into gravy and peel and toast hazelnuts for the stuffing.

    I hope you have a beautiful day with your family.

  13. Francesca Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Angie!

  14. cathi Says:

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Angie! xxoo :)

  15. Jessica Says:

    And Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!!! :-)

  16. La Belette Rouge Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, dear Angie! I have always preferred Thanksgiving to Christmas. I like it because it is free of religious connotation and there is no shopping required( is that too hones?). I also like that it is a day focused on gratitude. I am crazy mad in love with gratitude. It is my favorite. And, dear friend, I am grateful for you, your writing and all the beauty you add to the world.

  17. angiem Says:

    Ah, sweet Belle, you brought tears to my eyes. Love and hugs to you and your little family.

  18. Bridgette Says:

    Hi Angie, just stopping by to wish you a lovely Thanksgiving. Would’nt it be nice if Christmas was more like this?

  19. Kori Says:

    I hope you have the loveliest day you can imagine; I, too, love Thanksgiving, and already have my food half-done! I will think of you.

  20. Ötli Says:

    Happy thanksgiving…

  21. Julie Says:

    Dear Angie
    Wishing you and your loved ones a safe and happy Thanksgiving… I hope it is a wonderful day for you filled with family love and friendship…

    Can’t believe it is snowing there already!!! brrr…. ciao ciao xxx Julie

  22. kari Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving !
    Family is what it’s all about.

  23. Bunny Says:

    Dearest Angie,
    I wish you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving!

  24. Relyn Says:

    Here it is Thanksgiving Day and we are all piled up watching the parade. So, I have the perfect time to drop by and visit friends. I wanted to tell you that one the things I am thankful for today is blogging and the way it has made my world so much bigger. Thank you for the friendship, the wisdom, and the inspiration I have found here. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, my friend. Happy Thanksgiving!

  25. audrey Says:

    perfectly said! Angie, have a beautiful beautiful day!!

  26. Anya Says:

    Angie, I am wishing you beautiful Thankgiving weekend. I know you will have the most beautiful one! I loved this post so much because it described so perfectly what Thanksgiving is all about! I spent it having wonderful Thankgiving breakfast with my family, then serving and helping at the local soup kitchen (which really kept me in check with realizations of how much I have to be greatefull for) and than went to my friends house for one spectacular turkey!:-)

  27. Christie Says:

    What beautiful sentiment! I enjoy Thanksgiving immensely for the same reasons you mentioned, it has long been my favorite holiday.

  28. deb @ talk at the table Says:

    I am grateful for wonderful people who remind me that the world is full of hope and beauty and love.

    Hope you are immersed in abundant family love.

    love to you ,


  29. Susu Paris Chic Says:

    I am thankful… every day. And when I don’t feel like it, I try and force myself.

    Thank you dear friend for your friendship! You are loyal. It is so sweet.

  30. Sabine Says:

    I hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving time, Angie. We’ve got snow here in the UK, too, which is very special and are all (family & friends) spending the time with lots of food, cake and tea and games. That’s what Christmas is about, isn’t it. Togetherness. xo

  31. Kristin Says:

    I hope you had a beautiful holiday!

  32. Cindy L Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Angie! I hope you had many wonderful blessings to count!

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