Thursday, November 26

Happy Thanksgiving

It's always a bit strange living in the UK on Thanksgiving day. As everyone goes about their work and life, we quietly set the table, cook our traditional meal and celebrate in our usual festive manner.

I love Thanksgiving and the intent of the holiday! I have so much to be thankful for, and I am happy for a day to be reminded. Family, friends and health rank right at the top of my list. As do the friendships, connections and experiences that have come from blogging. The emails, comments, shared stories and phone calls enrich my life everyday. I want to thank everyone who continues to read my blog. Your support and encouragement makes it all worth while. Happy Thanksgiving!

Photo Martha Stewart Living Magazine (10+ years old and still looks amazing).


pve design said...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving in the UK from our family in the USA.

mary said...

Living the Expat life for over 18 years showed me that Thanksgiving, although a truly an American holiday, can be celebrated with even more meaning overseas--it takes a little more effort, family and friends are missed a little more, but all of the blessings of the year can be celebrated more consciously. Thank you for the fantastic posts of the past year.

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving ~ from Canada where we are feeling left out today! Maybe everyone should celebrate the same date, a global day of thanks. Enjoy.

Greet Lefèvre said...

It is so nice reading on a lot of blogs to read about Thanksgiving!
Here in Belgium we do not know a Thanksgiving day! Maybe we should create one!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Anne said...

Do you live in London? If so, you must certainly know of the Thanksgiving Day service at St. Paul's for Americans living in or visiting the city. When we lived there in the late 1990s, we found it a festive way to celebrate. Have a lovely day.

Karena said...

What a wonderful place to celebrate!! Happy Thanksgiving Ronda to you and your family!! You have indeed opened up my world!

Trouvais said...

Thanksgiving is where the heart is, no matter the country. Best wishes and Happy Thanksgiving! Trish

Unknown said...

I think after this year a Thanks and Giving Life is more appropriate. Happy Thanksgiving Day and weekend to all.



Scot Meacham Wood said...

Happy Thanksgiving!


Unknown said...

Wishing you and the boys the loveliest of Thanksgivings! xoxo

Visual Vamp said...

You make just another Thursday in the UK very special indeed!
After all without those first pilgrims from the UK we wouldn't have TG here on the other side of the pond!
A very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
xo xo

Shani said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Ronda!


Gwen Driscoll said...


I hope you and your family are having a great day. I know you will celebrate with style.



Unknown said...

happy thanksgiving, ronda- i'm glad you were able to celebrate our american tradition with your family while abroad. thanksgiving might be my favorite holiday, as it is truly about sharing time with family and friends in a non-commercial, joyous way. one just needs two ingredients: good food and good company, so no wonder it's a portable holiday too- suitable for celebrating in any corner of the world you find yourself!

bukmacher said...

happy thanksgiving,wish all the best