Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Wishing everyone many blessings today and every day.
As I’ve done the past couple of years, I like to query my grandkids about Thanksgiving and what it means to them. They are now nearly 15 and 12½. The values that were formed within them early in life are staying strong within them as they are growing up. They are definitely in touch with what matters. Here is this year’s interview.
Me: What comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving?
D: Turkey, family and good friends.
K: Turkey and giving thanks.
Me: What would you like to share that you are thankful for?
D: Having the opportunity to be in this world, having great parents, great sister, a great school & great friends.
K: My family, my dog, my friends, a roof over my head, my teachers.
Me: What are your favorite Thanksgiving foods?
D: Ham. (I noted he said Thanksgiving made him think of turkey. Where did the ham come from? He said he really didn’t enjoy eating turkey. Thanksgiving just makes you think about them.) Other favorite foods are mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie.
K: Stuffing and mashed potatoes, vanilla ice cream. (Another one who is not a fan of eating turkey. Turkey just seems to be synonymous with Thanksgiving.)
Me: What is your Thanksgiving wish for the world?
D: I wish everyone to be healthy, happy, have shelter and family.
K: I hope the government will help the environment, help the homeless and poor people, help animals that need help and lower taxes. (A budding politician?)
Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving.~W.T. Purkiser
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