Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in Canada and the United States as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. It is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and today, the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. As we read in yesterdays post, several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. Thanksgiving has its historical roots in religious and cultural traditions and has long been celebrated in a secular manner as well.
We are happy to celebrate this day with you for the third year in row!
If you don’t formally celebrate this day, it’s a good day to remember to give thanks anyway!
I am thankful foremost for the health and well being of my family (the twins turned 3 this year and their mom has survived!). I am thankful for my own continued good health.
I am thankful that peace reigns in my country and we pray for the same everywhere.
I am thankful I was fortunate enough to have a friend like Linda Snyder.
I am thankful for this website. I’m so grateful for our talented authors and contributors. They make me laugh, cry, think and love those three Guys even more.
I cannot begin to tell you how personally grateful I am for this wonderful experience this time in my life. It has given me… YOU… The Flight Crew… the most amazingly kind and genuine people I have ever known!
My absolute joy is caused by three young men who reside on the other side of the world and just happen to sing. I don’t know what good deeds I have done in my life that have allowed me to share with you such wonderful talent, but what a blessing! I am thankful and grateful for Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero!
How has another Thanksgiving come up so quickly? And how has so much of the year gone by without me remembering to be thankful for something everyday? Do I really take that much for granted? I don’t know, but let me list just a few of the things I’m thankful for this year…
I am tickled to death that I became an “auntie” in the last year, so I must say I’m thankful for my nephew, James. I unfortunately didn’t get to meet him until he was 5 months old (in spite of the best laid plans of mice and men), so I’m thankful that I was able to change that this year and be there to celebrate his 1st birthday last month. I just love him to bits and can’t wait to Skype with him on Saturday. He’s getting old enough to have the “stranger danger” reaction, and that just won’t do…
I’m thankful for my family, my relative health and for my job that just might drive me to drink yet. I say that, but I keep going, so it must not be all bad. 😀 I’m thankful for the things that job has taught me about myself and about my faith in God.
And I am thankful for all of you! I am thankful for Marie who keeps things going when I drop off the grid for days at a time. I’m thankful for all of our contributors who eagerly answered our call for help and have stepped up to the task so well. You have no idea how many concerns that you have waylaid for us.
And how could I not be thankful for 3 handsome Italians who I really don’t think have any idea how much joy they bring the world just by doing what they love and loving every minute? I’m so thankful that more than 3 members of they same group, they are truly brothers of the heart. Family is whoever you decide it is, and love is made to be multiplied. I can’t think of any young entertainers today that exemplify that more than Il Volo. God Bless you, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, and your families too!
Have a blessed Thanksgiving everyone!