Australians haven’t really adopted Thanksgiving yet – we’ve only just started embracing Halloween in the past few years.
This year, though, I was talking to my best friend who happens to be American, and Thanksgiving just sounded so… Nice.
No we don’t have the history behind it, but it’s been a busy year and an excuse to sit back and take a moment to be grateful and appreciative of what we have was too inviting for me to resist this year.
So we purchased a little slab of turkey (I’m not sure how else to describe it but a “slab”!), some potatoes to mash, gravy, and a
pumpkin pie (sold out and I’m hopeless at baking… So we have ended up with a cheesecake this time).
To continue with my (hopefully not offensive) customising of the holiday, we’re having our “Thanksgiving dinner” on Saturday – the last of November, and I’m hoping to do the same next year. I did want to have it on the correct day, but work schedules got in the way.
Even if you or your part of the world doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving, stopping and remember to be grateful has been shown to have numerous health benefits:
Grateful people are happier, less depressed, less stressed, and more satisfied with their lives and social relationships
What are you grateful for? 🙂