“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” ~G.K. Chesterton
Thanksgiving is a distinctly American holiday. It’s such a big deal I had always assumed that it was a global event, but it’s not. I made a new friend visiting from Finland this week named Jouni. He will celebrate Thanksgiving for the first time this year with a large group of friends in Atlanta. He was telling me how excited he was to try traditional American food, watch American football, and perhaps witness a family argument. His perception of Thanksgiving was shaped by movies and television shows. It will be interesting to see if the reality measures up to his expectations.
I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and hope the “traditional” family arguments are skipped this year!