It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. I am blessed to have a wonderful family. I'm thankful to be Canadian, especially this week because Alice Munro won this year's Nobel Prize for LIterature (I'm just a little excited!!!!!!!!)
I'm thankful winter is on its way because my snowshoes and x-country skis are getting dusty.
Most of all I'm thankful to be alive. Thanksgiving is a time to remember to cherish every moment, big and small. Especially the small because that's where life mostly is. To find the 'astonishing' in little things.
I'll let Alice Munro have the last word: "I want the reader to feel something is astonishing. Not the 'what happens', but the way everything happens."
I just finished a Hub on American Thanksgiving, so I'm in the Thanksgiving spirit right now. Maybe you'll write one about the Canadian Thanksgiving because I really don't know much about it. Do you have turkey and pumpkin pie?
Much the same as American Thanksgiving - turkey and pumpkin pie! We celebrate ours in October because our growing season is shorter, hence the fall harvest is over and time to give thanks. I look forward to reading your hub.
No pilgrims. We kind of piggy-backed on your tradition so the food is the same, date is different, and no pilgrim story. It's always the second weekend in Oct. over two days - Thanksgiving Sunday and Thanksgiving Monday (it's a long weekend). One can celebrate on one or the other day.
Happy Thanksgiving! Friends are bringing turkey AND ham here. Plus sweet potatoes. We're providing pies, veggies, and mashed potatoes. It is a lovely fall day here and I hope to get out for a walk to burn off some calories.
My secret is to use the Dear Abby pecan pie recipe. It is a standard pecan pie but uses brown sugar and light corn syrup instead of white sugar and dark corn syrup. That change makes all the difference for some reason.