My girlfriend from Norway has been lamenting the fact that she isn’t able to enjoy American Thanksgiving this year. My friend Iain from Wales said I am the first person he has ever wished a happy Thanksgiving to.
Eating dinner at our house are four people from California, two people from the East Coast and one sweet midwestern girl. (Guess who that is? Yes, I made casserole and lefse. I thought you would never ask.)
Although Thanksgiving is truly an American holiday, it brings up something that everyone can relate to, regardless of their background: Gratitude. What are we thankful for? I like to think that I spend every day giving thanks for what I have, but I’m sure there are things I take for granted.
In the newspaper industry, we were encouraged to think of new and different ways to cover the same things that happen year after year. And I have thought about writing something different, but really, isn’t Thanksgiving about revisiting what you’re grateful for? So without further ado, here is my list (in no real particular order):
Happy Thanksgiving! May your belly be full, your weekend seem long, and your football team win.