Thanksgiving is this month… unless you live in Canada (like I do now). If you do, Thanksgiving was last month.
Traditionally, Fall- or harvest-time in western cultures - includes a specified time of celebration, family and giving thanks. But that doesn't mean western cultures have the corner on this sort of celebration.
Have you already guessed? Our monthly theme [at Missionary Mom's Companion] for November is thankfulness... and we hope to spark a conversation about how Thanksgiving (or Action de Grâce as we say in French) is celebrated around the world.
To start things off, I'd like to revisit something I wrote a few years back... while I was still living in West Africa... all about gratitude!
...I feel a bit stupid starting out like this –
I REALLY can’t stand listening to a generator.
I know. You’re wondering, “What’s the big deal?”
First, I’ve listened to them an awful lot lately.
Additionally, generators are noisy, they stink, there’s usually a big puff of black smoke as they start up, I’m quite sure they can’t be good for the environment and they consume a whole lot of diesel fuel. That gets expensive.
And while that list of five might actually be considered valid reasons for my churlishness, they aren’t the real ones behind my stronger than ambivalent dislike.
My antipathy towards those monstrosities which authorize electricity for some while everyone else has plunged into darkness is nothing short of sinful.
I detest them because I don’t have one…
Don't bail now! To read the rest, please join me over at Missionary Mom's Companion... and let's discuss thankfulness!