As we speak, this wonderful, witty woman is making + baking a Thanksgiving feast.
(To avoid confusion, I’m referring to the woman who is not me in the picture, of course. You know by now, yes? I don’t cook or bake. I am very thankful others do!)
Molly is my fabulous American friend who is hosting Thanksgiving dinner tonight with her French partner. I think it will mainly be French people, which is why the feast doesn’t begin until 8 PM. (Don’t they know you’re supposed to eat and drink all day?! Well, it is just a regular Thursday here, I suppose.)
No matter, this allows me more time to reflect on what I am thankful for.
Which, of course, includes my wonderful friends and family. And my health and my body and my mind. And my ups and my downs. Joys and pains. And the fact that I live in Paris. And that I come from North Carolina and New York. My apartment on Rue Alexandre Dumas. Ericka down the road. Tea. Books. Laughter. Lessons learned. New learning always on the horizon….
Wait, wait…the list is going to grow very long if I keep on like this.
My friend posted a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson that can help me out here.
”Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
Yep, that about sums it up. ALL THINGS. All the time.
Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for letting me share my quirky little life with you and sharing your kindness and generosity with me.