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Happy Thanksgiving

Monday, November 19, 2012

It's great to receive goodies for thanksgiving , it makes you think about what exactly you are grateful for. Although we have taken on Halloween in Australia sadly we haven't also taken on Thanksgiving.
I'm glad my kids are too old to trick or treat, maybe I don't understand it ,but it holds no joy for me.

I would really like to have thanksgiving though it seems to be something I leave to last when talking to others, I used to be an encouraging person caring and sharing and loving to help others.

But 'life' seems to have sucked it out of me. The last three years have been hard on my family and friends, with the death of my Mum, my Dad moving to be with my other siblings and only after a week I needed to travel to another country to help him get settled in a new area. (I had moved to Australia years ago). I ended up staying for three months, using up all my savings,losing my job and then having to leave him there and come home.

I didn't get my job back and have apart time job doing bookkeeping for a local company. I got really depressed and down but in 2012 had a breakthrough and started looking at myself.

We mourn the things we can't change but with Spark people, family and friends I 'got up' and am carrying on again.

Ha ha all my blogs tell my inner feelings so don't feel bad if you think 'what a moaner'.

I truly believe that going through tough times that 'flatten you' can help you to be more empathetic to the needs of others. So I don't mind people thinking I'm a softie.

I think Christmas is our Thanksgiving we really appreciate each other and friends and make a huge effort to let go all the concerns and consider how fortunate we really are.

I'd love to hear why you like halloween or your Thanksgiving stories on the blogs.

Bye for now
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    I am also from Australia. It is difficult to celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving this time of year for us. Halloween and Thanksgiving are Autumn festivals and when they are celebrated by you we are in Spring.

    Thanksgiving is more a festive for being thankful for a bountiful harvest as well as family and friends. Harvest time is in Autumn and for us it is in May. Halloween which is based on Samhain is in April in the Southern Hemisphere.

    That is how I look at it.

    2000 days ago
    I'm not a huge fan of Halloween, although costume parties can be fun! For me, Thanksgiving is a reminder that I should be thankful for family, friends and whatever else I may possess. Being thankful is something we should do all of the time, but we seem to always be so rushed, so busy that we forget to be thankful. So, for me, this holiday is the reminder to reflect for a moment and be thankful. That and I get to eat lots of turkey and dressing!!!
    2007 days ago
    I am not a Halloween fan maybe I am to old all my children have grown and left home and Grandchildren are getting older to. As for thanksgiving we don't celebrate it here in N.Z. either.
    2009 days ago
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