Post-Thanksgiving Reflection: Traditions and Thanks

Last weekend was Thanksgiving (for us Canadians, anyway), so we're looking at our traditions and what we're thankful for.


We don't really have Thanksgiving traditions at my house, but we always do try and have a small turkey and at least a little bit of pumpkin pie. Thanksgiving is usually just an affair with my mom and me, which is just how I like it. 

 I'm very grateful for my family and friends and that my circle around me keeps expanding with wonderful people. 

I'm grateful I'm employed and that I live in a beautiful home (alone!) and that I really want for nothing. I'm truly lucky and I sometimes forget that.  


We used to spend Thanksgiving in Quebec, but the past couple of years, I've a concert to attend on Monday (both of them British bands, so they can be forgiven for not acknowledging our holiday) and we've stayed home. 

This year, we went to my oldest sister's house. She prepared a feast for us, including a pumpkin pie (made with real pumpkin, not a can the way I make it), turkey wings, and cornbread with bacon jam (which is just as tasty as it sounds). 

Before dinner, we listed three things we're thankful for:

1) Family (and friends, of course, including my pal Jane!)

2) Music (I'm thankful I live near the only Canadian city that bands frequent. I don't think I could live on the East Coast - they never get concerts!)

3) Books (I would literally be jobless if it weren't for the publishing industry. Also, I'd be so bored).

What are you thankful for? Do you have any weird-yet-wonderful traditions?