Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving

Tomorrow celebrates the 388th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving in this country. it was a long hard summer and they learned a lot about the land they lived on, their new neighbors, and about themselves as well. It was as good a reason as any to celebrate the end of the harvest and hoping that they would make it through the winter months again.

Brings into focus all of the struggles we have to deal with on a daily basis. The broken ATM machine, the grocery store is out of the bread that we like, the internet is SO slow. It really makes it seem kind of pathetic. I wonder what our children will look at and expect from the world (This microwave is taking too long, its been like 5 seconds already). Or if we can find our roots and take the tough road because it will make us better in the long run.

I hope we can look at tomorrow and say, yes, we can persevere and grow from it, gain wisdom and move on, embrace new things and share with others. Let us hope we can get through the next winter together.

15 comments:

Alan W. Davidson said...

Well said...and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Aaron Polson said...

Hey man, I'm right there with you for the winter. I love it and...well...about February I'm ready to scream. Happy Thanksgiving.

Jeremy D Brooks said...

...the great Eggo Waffle Shortage of 2009...

Yeah, we're pretty spoiled...

:-)

Jamie Eyberg said...

Alan- and you as well.

Aaron- If it is a long winter I will supply the ax and the matches, you bring the stories and the marshmallows.

Jeremy- exactly.

Cate Gardner said...

Have a fabulous Thanksgiving, eat lots of pumpkin pie and turkey.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Cate- if there is pie to be had I will prevail. Have a great Thursday. :)

Natalie L. Sin said...
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K.C. Shaw said...

Happy Thanksgiving! It's easy to forget all the ways we have it easy these days. The biggest problem most of us have this Thanksgiving is the pumpkin shortage, and I'm not convinced that's earthshattering. (But then, I've got three big cans of pumpkin stockpiled.)

Natalie L. Sin said...

Happy Thanksgiving! : )

Jamie Eyberg said...

K.C.- I had that stockpiled from last year, always do for some reason. And all i make is pumpkin bread. :)

Nat- To you as well. Enjoy your traditional Chinese buffet (I thought I read that somewhere).

Danielle Ferries said...

Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you guys have a great weekend.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Danielle- You too. Do you have something like this in Oz? I am curious.

Jameson T. Caine said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Danielle Ferries said...

We have Australia Day on 26 January which is basically our foundation day to commemorate the arrival of the first fleet of settlers.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Jameson- I hope you had one as well. I hope you get a few days off to recover from the feast.

Danielle- Cool! I will mark it on my calender so I can celebrate.