"It is therefore recommended... to set apart
, for solemn thanksgiving and praise, that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor..." SAMUEL ADAMS: FIRST OFFICIAL THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION:
In Belgium I had the chance to explain where Thanksgiving comes from, and why we celebrate it. Apparently there were no pilgrims and Native Americans there...
2009 will be remembered for a year when I discovered how grateful I am for a new level of living life in community through joy and sorrow.
So, today I am grateful for...
people who make me laugh.
people who challenge me to think differently, to continue to grow.
people who can cry in front of me.
people who when I cry, still listen to my words through my tears.
people who remind me to do the right thing.
people who love my family, like their family.
people who are consistent amd faithful.
people who forgive me when i hurt them.
people who trust me with their truth.
people who make me feel enough to cry.
new and old (not chronologically speaking) people.
This year, I think I discovered at a new level that I am a “people who needs people.”