Since tomorrow is thanksgiving, I would like to share with you my first thanksgiving experience. I was lucky to have a friend who grew up abroad and decided to bring back with him this tradition.
As a first experience, I think thanksgiving is my new favorite!
To be honest, Christmas was my favorite holiday since forever, but lately, I have felt that it has lost its true meaning. Christmas has become more about the gifts and who gets what rather than a chance to praise Jesus and pray for him on this day. Which brings us to why I loved Thanksgiving; I fell in love with the whole idea of sitting down around a table with family and friends and thank God for this meal and every meal we are blessed with, for family and friends, especially those around us at the moment and for many things that we take for granted each and every day. It’s a chance to forget everything that keeps us busy from seeing how blessed we are, and finally acknowledge the little things in life.
I would like to share with you some pictures of the dinner.
The host was kind enough to set the whole place by decorating with flowers, candles and pumpkins.
The table was wonderfully set up with warm colors and thanksgiving prayers placed gracefully in front of each one.
We started with a salad of greens, radish, tomato, mushroom and figs.
And of course, what’s thanksgiving without the delicious turkey? (With our wonderful host)
One of the guests even got a Halloween Pumpkin shaped cake with small pops!
Sharing this experience with you has nothing to do with the food, but I thought it would be nice to share some ideas and inspirations. The reason I am writing this post is to express the importance of thanksgiving, the importance of family and friends and most significantly the importance of being grateful and thankful, not only on this day but every day. When you take some time to think about the good things in your life, you realize that you have been missing out on a lot. You realize that you have been so busy figuring out how to deal with problems that you overlooked the small blessings that God is giving you every day.
Be thankful, be grateful and appreciate the small things that some people don’t even have!