Five Reasons I am Thankful for Thanksgiving

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During November I am writing or posting a photo about something for

Our time at the ocean brought us many treasures. There were physical treasures like sand dollars, exploring, and laughter. There were emotional treasures like memories, peace, and connectedness.

which I am grateful. This explains why.  My gratitude posting for Thursday, November 22 is about Thanksgiving.

I am thankful for Thanksgiving for five reasons. These are not listed in any particular order.

ONE. Family time. It is an opportunity to get together with family including new family members. Spending a whole day and evening together allows everyone plenty of time to talk, play, and relax. Relationships are deepened and sweetened.

TWO. Pumpkin desserts. Yummm. I tried two new recipes. The pumpkin espresso bars have an oatmeal almond crust.  I won’t make this again. It was okay, but not awesome. With so many desserts out there, I don’t have to settle for less than awesome.

I adapted the pumpkin espresso muffins so that my gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free eating daughter could have a dessert to indulge in. Next time I make these I will add soaked raisins and walnuts. They were tasty! I can’t believe that they were gf, df, anf ef!!! Here is my adapted recipe.

THREE. Shared responsibilities. Five households were represented at our Thanksgiving Feast. And all five brought “stuff.” These items included wood, savory food, drinks, games, wind break, dishes, chairs, and of course snacks and desserts. Not one person was taxed with too much work. So no one started the day of feasting and fun exhausted.

Four. The ocean. At least I am assuming that I will be enjoying the ocean for 9+ hours on Thursday. I wrote this post Wednesday night because we are all meeting at Ocean Beach (San Francisco, California) tomorrow. I won’t have access to the internet tomorrow or Friday. The ocean is my most favorite place to be.

Five. God’s blessings and providence. Without God’s Hand of guidance and favour, the Pilgrims who came to the New World would not have survived and been able to found America. I am grateful He guided people then, and that He continues to guide people today. Thank You, Lord.

Your Turn . . . Why are you grateful for Thanksgiving? Share in the comments. Or write your own post for Friday’s Fave Five and link up at Living to Tell the Story.

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  • 1. Susanne  |  . at .

    A wonderful Thanksgiving post!

    I can’t imagine being gluten, dairy and egg free! Hats off to you and your daughter for making it work and coming up with delicious recipes you can make your own!


    • 2. susan2009  |  . at .

      My daughter is persistent in making this life style work and she does so without complaint. So I try my best to support her how I can.


  • 3. willowknits  |  . at .

    I’ll definitely be looking up that muffin recipe. I eat a no added oil vegan diet and it’s not easy to find tasty muffin or cookie recipes which have no egg, no millk and no oil.
    I hope you had a great beachy Thanksgiving! Mine was spent in the desert, a long way away.
    Happy Thanksgiving!


    • 4. susan2009  |  . at .

      I hope you enjoy the muffin recipe as much as we do.
      How fun to spend Thanksgiving at the desert. I have never done that, maybe some day.


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