I am so grateful to have you in my life.
I have received so many wonderful ThanksGiving greetings from all of you that I feel inspired to express my gratitude to you.
The holidays are a time for gatherings, celebrations and also reflection. The Christians celebrate Christmas, the Jews Chanukah, the Buddhists Vesak, the Muslims Ramadan, and the Hindus Diwali.
But it is only Thanksgiving, this beautiful American holiday, that manages to bring all people of all faiths, political ideologies and nationalities together in common sentiment and very often at one common table.
As people sit together, bless the food and engage in jovial discussions about how yummy everything is, someone reaches across the table for an extra serving of sweet potato or slice of turkey and in this seemingly pragmatic gesture, that someone, in the spirit of this holiday marked by generosity, is also reaching across and bridging divides with an oneness of heart inspired by gratitude.
On this blessed day, I thank life itself for all the gifts that it bears. I am thankful for those individuals that touched my life but are no longer with me. I am thankful for the parents and the wonderful friends I have here, so far away from my original home, Germany. I give gratitude for the loves that once were and the friends yet to come.
Happy ThanksGiving to everyone and thank you for enriching my life in so many wonderful ways. You mean the world to me.
With much Love,