Just now I got a skype message from a friend who wrote: “I saw your name, smiled and thought I would follow the smile to connection. If you are busy just say See you next week… I’m just feeling particularly appreciative of you right now.”
I wasn’t able to speak, but what a difference it made to my day knowing that I was being thought of and appreciated.
I got to thinking that tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the US.
I’ve only celebrated this once, and that was with American friends of mine in Italy a few years ago. I loved getting together with one another to eat, hang out and feel grateful. I’m quite envious of Americans that they enjoy a whole national holiday for just that purpose, and that they share it with one another irrespective of their faith, or their lack of it.
On reflection though I realise that it’s not necessary to have a day earmarked to feel grateful and to express appreciation. Thank goodness we can do that whenever and wherever we feel like it; just as we can make new choices about what we’re going to create and how we’re going to be at any time, not just at New Year…