Happy Thanksgiving friends, family and loved ones! I love this time of year as the weather begins to really cool off, my kitchen is full off baking... ok well actually I'm always baking.but even more so now... Friends and family are planning trips to spend time together, and the holiday's just seem to put most in a better mood!
This morning is like every morning in my house. I've made my cup of coffee, meditated, practiced some yoga and am sitting at my pc to dive into my books and work on my stories or bring to life a new poem. It's thanksgiving but I've never made it a big deal or felt the need to go all out when I'm here in Czech during this holiday.
However I have loved seeing all the post and pictures from you guys on Facebook sharing recipes and your Thanksgiving plans. There are some dishes I absolutely love on Thanksgiving and those I decided to cook and eat today while thinking of you all gathering around large tables piled high with food, love and laughter. So homemade yeast rolls, eggplant and sweet potato casserole it will be for my house today!!!
I have spent more time acknowledging the things in my life I am grateful for this year more than ever. When I wake up each morning I stay in bed and think of all the things I am grateful for in about 5 minutes before getting up and starting my day. Doing this really hlps me start with a centered, positive and appreciative outlook on my day and life. I am aware I live a very different life than the norm and am so thankful I am where I am and live true to myself and have the opportunities I have to create and be a stay at home mom.
Whether or not we are agreement of the real meaning of Thanksgiving, I choose to use this holiday as a celebration of life... of gratitude and love. I have begun teaching Micha the value of gratitude and in our house we will celebrate Thanksgiving as a day to do just that... give thanks!
I am so grateful to be connected to you all through email and social media. I love to see the "crazy" things you are doing and improving in your communities! Thank you for being a part of an incredible year at Joanna International. I wore out my luggage traveling to speak to you this year, made beautiful friendships across two continents and beyond, have memories to last a lifetime, grew tremendously during the journey and couldn't be more thankful for where I am right now in life.
I wish you the very best Thanksgiving... full of gratitude... lots of delicious food... loved ones and fun!
Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours,
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