Thank(ful)sgiving Day

I’m thankful for paring down excess and embracing joy in simplicity. For my books (paper-souls), for human interaction and cat hugs, for generous + deep love. The future looks blindly bright and staying grounded in gratitude is where I’ve built my foundation.

Thanksgiving 2012.

It’s time to bring out the twinkle lights and peppermint candles, to watch It’s a Wonderful Life several times and never let the impact of it’s message become overshadowed or less meaningful. We effect those around us, we can make a difference, we matter.

The Meaning of Thanksgiving

Colleen Patrick Goudreau talks at Vegetarian Summerfest about Holiday Traditions and Thanksgiving ideas and ideals, and “the human ability to cling blindly to one’s rituals” – with an analogy drawn from Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery.¬†

“Because we’ve always done something doesn’t mean we have to continue to do it. Just because we can, doesn’t mean we should.”

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