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Five Things I Am Thankful For

Here are just a few things that I am thankful for.

  1. I am thankful for my family and friends.
  2. I am thankful that Christmas is only 30 days away and that stupid lady on those Target commercials will be over and done with and hopefully never to be seen again. I especially hate the one where she sounds like she’s having a horrible orgasm and the one where she’s holding the caulk gun.
  3. I am thankful that this year I did not eat like a pig and I survived my first vegan Thanksgiving!
  4. I am very thankful that as of yesterday afternoon I finished answering the last of the meme questions.
  5. I am thankful that I care enough to stop and be thankful!

A few updates…

Community Network Meme 2011

All I have left to do is get the time zones map down and post that. I will get the list of every blogger participating and I will post that on December 8th.

I Would Like To Publish Your Favorite Blog Post

Waaaaaaaaaayyyy back in April I mentioned that I wanted to post your favorite post. I said it then and I still mean it. I am trying to make it so everything is completed by the end of the year! Thank you for being patient.

The Month of December

I’m not exactly sure yet what it entails but I am making December Food Month. All of my posts will be food related somehow. Maybe a few recipes, some healthy information, maybe a movie review. Who knows but you can count on food, food and more food.

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That’s What I Want For Christmas; The Spirit Of Giving

WARNING: THIS POST IS NOT MEANT TO FORCE YOU INTO ANYTHING OR GUILT YOU INTO DOING SOMETHING!

Most people really like getting things. Whether they are buying it for them self or getting it from someone else, people love to get things. Christmas time especially for children is when they love getting things the most.

In our economy not every kid will get something and those who love to give to help people aren’t able to give this year like they have in years past. Toys For Tots help each year but each year they get less and less. Churches and charities are able to give food to those in need but not everyone is accounted for. It’s just not possible to help everyone in need even in a great economy.

Hopefully everyone reading this has the ability to purchase things for their friends and family and anything you might need yourself. Hopefully everyone reading this has a job. This post really isn’t about what I want for Christmas. It’s what I want to give and what I would like to challenge you to give as well. I’m going to sponsor a family this year and give food and gifts to each family member.

I’m not suggesting that everyone follow in my footsteps but what I am asking is that as you write your list of all the people you need to buy for this season and what it is they want that you might consider adding at least one person that you don’t know and get something for him/her. You can donate to Toys For Tots, you can find a church or someone on your job who is helping a family and join in. You might know someone in your neighborhood who is in need of help. You could invite them to Christmas dinner. You could get gifts and leave them for a family in need and knock on the door and leave the gifts there.

It takes about three weeks for packages and letters to get to our troops in Afghanistan or Iraq. If you would like to send a package or Christmas card to a member of our armed forces in lieu of a gift or family this year, now would be the time to send it.

Whether you helped a family or person out this Thanksgiving or will help this Christmas, I can guarantee that whatever you do will come back to you tenfold. Regardless of what you do or what you are able to do, Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas.

Tomorrow Seth Winternight is guest blogging for me. His post will be about the human condition; for more information you will have to come back tomorrow! You will find his guest post to be very insightful and inspirational.For today, drop by Seth’s blog, Welcome To My Residence to read a few of his posts before tomorrow.

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Giving Thanks…

I was very surprised to find out that Thanksgiving is not just a North American holiday. Food is a very important part of life so it stands to reason that when other nations choose to set aside a day for being thankful, food is at the center of the day.

I am very thankful for so many things that I could not begin to name all of them, so alas, I will take the easy way out and name none (wiping the smirk off my face)! Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy time with family and friends, watch football, eat to your heart’s content and help clean up the dishes for your mom.

I found this information on About.com and Yahoo! Answers.

Ancient Chinese
Chung Ch’ui, was celebrated during harvest time.

Ancient Greeks
Celebrated during autumn, a festival to honor the goddess of corn and grains, Demeter.

Ancient Romans
Celebrated during autumn, to honor the goddess of corn, Ceres.

Brazil
Dia Nacional de Acao de Gracas, 4th Thursday of November.

Japan
Labor Thanksgiving Day, is on November 23.

British Isles
Lammas Day is a harvest festival.

Canada
Thanksgiving Day or Fete de Grace, or Harvest home Festival, is celebrated on the second Monday in October.

Israel
Sukkot, the 5th day after Yom Kippur.

Liberia
Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the first Thursday in November.

Mexico
Independence Day, is celebrated on September 16th.

Germany
Erntedankfest, is celebrated on the first Sunday in October.

Switzerland
The Federal Day of Thanks, Penance, and Prayer, 3rd Sunday in September.

Korea
Chusok, is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month of the traditional Korean calendar.

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