Sunday, October 11, 2009

happy thanksgiving!

happy thanksgiving, canadians!
i almost prefer thanksgiving over christmas because thanksgiving is really about getting together and celebrating each other's company. the spirit of christmas gets ruined with all the stress that comes with purchasing presents for people out of obligation. as a result gift giving becomes this thoughtless, pricey exchange (on credit). i remember serving this really rude customer (back in my st. cinnamon days) who was complaining how much she hated christmas because she hasn't gotten through her list yet. people just do not get what (and for some like me, who) christmas stands for.
but when i start seeing crafty people in blog land with all their lovely, homemade presents, it uplifts me and i get inspired to do the same. there is nothing like homemade to show how much you care for someone.
anyway, we celebrate thanksgiving on a sunday night so that we can stay up late and not worry about work the next day.
there are indeed lots to be thankful for:
* ma famille
* johnny, and the fact that he is here for a few months. it is so nice to have him here.
* true friendship
* my job
* school
* a day of sunshine after a gloomy, rainy week
* the kindness of strangers

i hope you have a lovely thanksgiving, friends. smile and be thankful :)


John M said...

dinner was awesome Melissa! the pictures look amazing! must be the camera.hahaha

Q's Daydream said...

Happy Thanksgiving doll! ;o)

Celine said...

happy thanksgiving! My family doesn't really celebrate thanksgiving, we spend time together, but we don't cook at home. I think one day, when we have a proper house with a proper dining area, I am going to make it a rule that we have thanksgiving at home.

hope yours was lovely, and full of home cooked goodness!

anabela / fieldguided said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! We went out for all-you-can-eat sushi with friends, haha. xo