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American Thanksgiving


Just when you think things are so bad that you have nothing to be thankful for, along comes the Thanksgiving holiday to remind us of so many blessings in our lives.

I won’t begin to name any of the thousands of things we have to be thankful for. Each of us has a perspective uniquely our own. Some might be thankful for good health, while others in failing health are thankful for other things that they have come to appreciate. Some might be thankful for having lots of money, while others are just as happy with much less.  My own thought on that is ,”Money isn’t everything, but it sure helps.”

Whatever your circumstances allow, it’s important to make the most of the good things in life.

If you are lucky enough to be with friends or family on Thanksgiving, why not share some of the things you are truly thankful for.

H     Home for holidays is fine,

A     Appetizers, and some wine,

P     Pie dessert is understood,

P     Pumpkin’s always pretty good,

Y     Yams and taters fill the plate,

T     Turkey dinner would be great.

H     Happy family, sisters, brothers,

A     Aunts and uncles and their “others,”

N     No one needs to be left out,

K     Kinship’s what it’s all about.

S     So much to be thankful for,

G    Guests and family we adore.

I     It’s a happy time of year,

V    Valued friends that bring us cheer.

I     It’s a ritual affair,

N   Nothing else can quite compare,

G   Giving thanks for all we share.


In case you have trouble getting a turkey this year with all the supply chain problems just choose one of these Merriam’s wild turkeys I “shot” for you by the Missouri River.


To all my American friends and family, I wish you a happy Thanksgiving holiday.



Author: wordsfromanneli

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46 thoughts on “American Thanksgiving

  1. Your greetings are wonderful, Anneli. We are celebrating small this year with both my kids across the continent and my California family busy. I hope your Thanksgiving was lovely.

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  2. Thank you, Anneli! ❤️🇨🇦🇺🇸

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  3. Thank you Anneli! Canadians are the best!!

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  4. Thank you for your beautiful greeting, Anneli. We do have so much to be thankful for.

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  5. Lovely post Anneli!
    We had a nice Thanksgiving, just the two of us.

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  6. Thank you Anneli. Happy Holidays to you too.

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  7. Since we are just two people, we will replace the turkey by chicken.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you, too,

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  8. Thanks so much for the festive Thanksgiving greetings, Anneli, and so cleverly done. So much to be thankful for, always. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones, Anneli.

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  9. I love the poem. It got me in the mood for pie! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. Thanksgiving greetings to you Anneli! I enjoyed the wild turkeys patrolling along the Missouri. Indeed, each of us can note our own unique blessings.

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  11. This is very sweet. Thank you for this, too, Anneli! Daughter and SIL are making the meal at our house. I’m going to be the kitchen porter and am responsible for all the snacks.

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  13. Grateful for a good friend, like you and your best blogs. Y
    Thank You Anneli

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