Being Thankful

Being Thankful

This week, a simple question – What are You Thankful for?

Don’t Be a Turkey

If you’re one of our many international readers a short explanation. For Our US com padres…

Its not just Turkey & Football.

In the United States, the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition is commonly, but not universally, traced to a sparsely documented 1621 celebration at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. The 1621 Plymouth feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest.

 As President of the United States, George Washington proclaimed the first nationwide thanksgiving celebration in America marking November 26, 1789, “as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favours of Almighty God”.[18]

So Thank You Wikapedia for this definition.

Not born part of this tradition, I quickly accepted as my own. It’s a great couple of days out of the office and a fantastic couple of days with the family. As I get older I do love the reminder to “Be Thankful” for what we have and where we are. I say its a reminder as many of us go through life believing that we deserve all we have and all that is to come. As members of our IMO community we know that we don’t deserve everything we have to deal with. But as we reset our lives and families it is a great opportunity to stop and reflect on the past year and all that has gone on.

What I’m thankful for…

My amazing children and the fantastic people they are becoming, My extended family and their faithfulness, For a best friend and brother in-law being Cancer free, and the growth and support of this community and friends. I’m lucky to be surrounded by a lot of love and living how and where I am.

Our Community

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We want to hear what you thankful for. Please leave us a comment below.

With Love and Thankfulness,



And if life is feeling tough and your not feeling thankful, “just purse your lips and whistle”


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1 Comment

  1. Sanskrita
    November 28, 01:11 Reply
    Great article. People are often so busy looking to the past or the future that they forget what is right here in the now. I keep a little notepad by my bed where I write down the 3 best things that happened to me that day - it's a good way to reflect over the day's events and to find things to be grateful for #Being Thankful

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