Giving Thanks

About 15 years ago when I lived in Charlotte, my cousins and I started the tradition of cooking the Thanksgiving feast mainly to review the sale listings and plan our Black Friday shopping.  Over the years my attendance at these dinners became spotty as I moved away. But I am happy to report that this year, thanks to our move to Raleigh, I was able to drive the couple of hours with the kids and see the whole family which now pretty much is ruled by little kids. It is heart warming to see how our family has grown and how the tradition continue on (sans the next day shopping…which is a good thing).

This year I feel like I should be thankful just for the chance to wake up in my home, in my warm and clean bed, eat good food, and hang out with my happy kids and husband. So many people around the world haven’t been so lucky.  But of course there is so much more too that has made this year the best one yet.

I hope that you too have a wonderful holiday! Let’s be thankful for this beautiful life and be kind to one another.

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Chika Gujarathi is a freelance writer and a mother of three from Raleigh, NC. She writes for national and local publications about lifestyle, travel, books, and of course, motherhood! Her most current project involves illustrating and publishing a children’s Hindi book. When not adventuring with her family in the minivan, you can find her riding the streets of Raleigh on her beloved bike Linus.

3 thoughts on “Giving Thanks

  1. A lovely post, Chika. It’s good to hear people talking about how happy and content they are with their lives. Your family gatherings sound wonderful. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in the UK, but there are always things to be thankful for.

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    1. Thanks Millie! I am sure UK is getting festive for the holidays. And i agree, there is so much to be thankful for in life! I hope you have aome wonderful family gatherings planned in the coming weeks. Can you believe the new year is upon us!?

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      1. No, I can’t believe this year has gone so quickly, Chika! It doesn’t seem two minutes since I was writing Christmas posts last December. And yes, we have all the family at our house on Christmas Day – which includes our six children plus partners and grandchildren. It can be rather chaotic, but we have a lot of fun. I love cooking and baking, so it suits me well.It’s all the shopping before that gets a bit manic. All necessary, though, and the shops and streets all look very festive. :)

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