Wednesday, 27 November 2013


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving in America, a day devoted to gratitude. A most wonderful holiday, Thanksgiving – no matter your ethnic origin, your religious beliefs, your marital status, your education – you can celebrate Thanksgiving.

Everyone, everywhere, is thankful for something. From the breath of life itself to material things and everything in between, Thanksgiving is a day of acknowledgment and appreciation.

Cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg...the scent of home and happy memories!

Tomorrow ask someone what they are thankful for. I asked Little Flower today, and she said she was thankful for the pavement we were walking on...then she proceeded to turn around and walk backwards.

“Walk backwards with me, mama,” she said. So I did. Two crazy gals strolling backwards down the road, all the way home. Lots of giggles.

I am very, very thankful for that moment.

What are you thankful for?

Pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese frosting, recipe from here

Happy Thanksgiving!

Chrissie x


  1. What a wonderful post! Awww your little flower is an angel.
    I am thankful for my wonderful friends x
    Happy thanksgiving to you and your lovely family
    love jooles xxx

  2. I am thankful that i have just darned in the last end on my blanket! now i can get on with making some other things! oh and some stewed apple which I'm just about to eat! Heather x

  3. Hi Chrissie
    That's so lovely. Enjoy your day tomorrow.
    Kate x

  4. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! It was always my favourite holiday in America, for all the reasons that you said, and no presents needed! I hope that you have a lovely day whatever you are doing tomorrow, walking backwards along the pavement or anything else!! xx

  5. Hi Chrissy what a fabulous post - made me really think about things - I guess I moan and groan all the time about silly things but thinking about what I have to be thankful for - being here in good health, being part of a wonderful family which includes all the gorgeous people out there in Blogland. A big thank you to you one and all - a big hug to you Chrissie as I always love it when you put in a new post. Have a fabulous week

  6. That cupcake looks delicious! We don't celebrate thanksgiving, but I am very interested in it, I like the idea of a holiday to celebrate what we are thankful for. I am very thankful for my lovely family, especially my wee daughter.
    Hope you have a lovely thanksgiving!
    Marianne xx

  7. What a lovely post. I am very thankful for my family, especially my children. I hope you're having a good week!

  8. What a lovely post, walking backwards so sweet, made me laugh. I'm thankful that today I had a little more energy than yesterday
    Clare x

  9. Walking backwards is a good start...doing something different......we don't have to conform we can walk backwards now and again...the little ones can remind us what it is like to do this :-) I am thankful for my wonderful husband who understands me so well.
    Fantastic post...makes you stop and think for a minute :-)

    keep well

    Amanda x

  10. Such a lovely post, and the cupcake looks so yummyliscous
    Sally xxx

  11. That cupcake looks and sounds delicious!! Hope you have a lovely thanks giving :-)
    Sarah x

  12. Very lovely post Chrissie, Little Flower is so gorgeous, and I think Thanksgiving should be celebrated every day of the year, worldwide, for we all have so much to be thankful for, I agree!
    Right now I am most thankful for a wonderful family and their good health - that means everything!
    Happy celebrations to you and yours on Saturday lovely! Love and warm hugs, Joy xoxo

  13. A lovely post Chrissie, and how fun to just walk backwards sometimes and get a new & different perspective on things!
    I have sooo much to be thankful for, but most especially my lovely family & friends. Enjoy your celebration at the weekend, love & hugs

  14. Nice post, I think that often we forget to give thanks, so it is important to remember it. I am thankful for my family and all the little things around.

    Much love

    Lluisa xx

  15. Happy thanksgiving!! Such a lovely post and those cupcakes look gorgeous too. I am thankful for so many things but the love I share with friends and family is the most special of all. Xoxo

  16. Sweet Girl! Oh I know these sort of requests only too well! My Thankful List is VERY long, but the main ones are my lovely family, my health...I've been feeling ropey this past week and it's hit me hard as I haven't been able to get out and about as usual. I am so Thankful for this wonderful Blog Community, and to be able to connect with lovely blog-friends like yourself. Happy Thanksgiving - have a lovely day. X
    P.s Mmm yummy looking cakes x

  17. I am thankful for so much in my life Chrissie, even the pavement.

  18. I made thought a tough shift at work the day after Thanksgiving.. Thankful for that..thankful for my kids wanting to spend the holiday together in VIrginia …..even if it was away from us.
    Thankful for Christmas music…..and my knitting therapy