No matter what situation life presents,
may there be at least one moment of ‘giving thanks.’
Each day.

No matter how one is experiencing
politicians, colleagues, family, friends, 
may there be at least one who puts a smile on our face
and provides a reason to give thanks.
Each day.

No matter how we are feeling,
where we are living,
what we are eating,
may we go to sleep with at least one reason we are grateful
we are alive.
Each night.

Thanksgiving is a holiday this weekend in Canada.
Last month, Thanksgiving (Chuseok Day) was celebrated in South Korea.
Next month, Thanksgiving will be a holiday in the United States, Liberia, Grenada,
as well as China, Norfolk Island, Japan and Vietnam.

While it’s good that one weekend/day a year the focus is on ‘giving thanks,’
be that as a celebration of the Autumn harvest or a celebration of gratitude,
why is a separate day/weekend and all its commercialism needed
to help us be aware of the many blessings around us?

A question to ponder.

In the meantime,
wherever you live 
this Canadian wishes  you
a Safe and Happy Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.

Happy Thanksgiving!  

© June Maffin

Photo was taken at Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada