Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians!
I love Thanksgiving for several reasons:
- Pumpkin pie and a roast turkey. (Self explanatory.)
- It always falls near my birthday (which is today, the 7th!) so I get a long weekend. When I was little this was annoying as I could never have my party near my birthday, but now it is great!
- It is a great opportunity to take time to consciously think about the things I am thankful for.
I think it is so great that we have a holiday designated simply to giving Thanks. Thanksgiving was made into an official holiday in 1879 as “a day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed,” although it was no new idea, as it stretches back for centuries, as a day of giving thanks to God for the harvest, and also in the US for the safe arrival of the pilgrims in 1621 on the Mayflower. (I also just found out that there is some discussion that perhaps Thanksgiving in Canada dates back to 1578, when Martin Frobisher’s expedition in search of the Northwest Passage, was almost destroyed, but after arriving safely in Frobisher Bay, a day of thanks was taken as the minister on board encouraged them “especially to be thankful to God for their strange and miraculous deliverance in those so dangerous places …” Found out via the source of all internet knowledge: Wikipedia)
As Thanksgiving is this Monday (October 10) I thought that it would be a perfect time to think about the things that I am thankful for. They are obviously too numerous to count, but here are a few that I thought of. I hope that, whether you are celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend, or next month, that you have a lovely day full of thanksgiving, even if it isn’t a designated holiday!
- That Jesus Christ has saved me, not because of anything that I have done to deserve it (quite the opposite actually!) but because of His great love for me.
- For a loving family and friends
- For our abundant harvest too!
- The changing seasons. I love fall time, as I have mentioned before.
- For creativity and an artistic bent
- That I have the ability to sew my own clothes
- That I live in Canada.
- My blog, and the creative outlet it gives me.
- The online community that I have not only become a part of, but constantly find inspiration from and learn from.
- And further on that note: Each and every one of my amazing readers! Your support of my little blog, and the comments you leave, and the friendships I am forming with all of you is the best! I am so glad for the online community, so thank-you so much for being a part of that!
Are you celebrating Thanksgiving this Monday? What are some things you are thankful for?
October 7, 2016 @ 11:33 am
I am thankful for God’s gift of life, undeserved blessings and His provisions for us. There is so much to be thankful for.
I appreciate how you reply to us (followers/fans). I have started reading a few other blogs. Yours is my favorite.
Hope you have an exceptionally great day, Nicole!
October 7, 2016 @ 10:52 pm
Yes- Life is a gift! And there is always so much to be thankful for!
Thank-you so much for reading my blog Annabelle- it means so much to me to know that there are people out there reading what I have to say, and I know that you were one of the first 🙂 Hope your day is an amazing one too!
October 7, 2016 @ 2:44 pm
You do that indeed have a lot to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving!!
October 7, 2016 @ 10:55 pm
And the list goes on. . . Doesn’t it seem like when you start thinking that everything is going wrong, if you stop and take a moment, it suddenly becomes clear how much is right? I hope you have an amazing weekend too!
October 7, 2016 @ 3:05 pm
Dear Nicole, I am from the UK and give thanks for God’s Blessings and Grace, my family and my darling husband! Have a marvellous weekend Happy Thanksgiving! Best wishes, Elizabeth xx
October 7, 2016 @ 10:56 pm
Thank-you for sharing what blessings you have too 🙂 There is always a lot, when you stop and take a moment to think about it, isn’t there. I hope you have a lovely weekend too!
October 8, 2016 @ 9:26 am
Happy Thanksgiving and happy birthday to you! I think it’s wonderful that you took time out to think of and appreciate the things you’re thankful for. I won’t get to celebrate Thanksgiving until next month, but still, this year I’m thankful for getting out of a bad relationship, for having a challenging job, for my blog, and for all my family and friends (IRL and online!). 🙂
October 8, 2016 @ 11:41 am
Thanks for sharing what you are thankful for! When we stop to think about it, there is always good even in the midst of hard times. I’m glad to hear that things are starting to improve for you too after your break-up. <3 Hope you have a lovely weekend, and Thanksgiving next month too 🙂
October 9, 2016 @ 1:28 pm
Heartwarmingly beautiful post, sweet Nicole. Happiest birthday wishes to you!!! May this year abound with happiness, fun, great times, and vintage goodness aplenty!
Joyful Thanksgiving wishes to you and your family as well.
xoxo ♥ Jessica
October 9, 2016 @ 11:30 pm
Thanks so much Jessica for your well wishes 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving wishes right back atcha!
October 10, 2016 @ 7:18 pm
Well, Hello not-just-a-sister in vintage, but now we can be sisters in Christ Jesus too! Many things to be thankful for and though we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia, I am thankful nonetheless and isn’t lovely to share that thankfulness around? 🙂 ❤
bonita of Lavender & Twill
October 11, 2016 @ 10:51 am
That is so exciting! Thank-you for sharing- I feel like we have so much more of a connection now 🙂 And I agree- you definitely don’t need a holiday in order to be thankful!
Your sister-in-Christ, <3 Nicole
October 21, 2016 @ 11:13 am
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a great birthday.
October 21, 2016 @ 8:48 pm
Thank-you very much Kate-Em! I did 🙂