|last year's Parisian turkey|
|Parisiane investigating American traditi|
I for one, am grateful for the new clothes drier that was delivered today. The old one was 27 years old and certainly not 'environmental' in the least, especially with regard to electrical consumption. So I am also grateful for my future, lower EDF (Electricity de France) bills.
|forever at the table des enfants|
I am thankful for the wonder of "Skype" and "Facetime" that allows me to see, as well as speak to, my older kids and dear friends who live in different time zones.
I am thankful for my new Parisian friends who have welcomed my daughter and I so warmly into their lives. I am grateful for Face Book because that is how I met many of these people, (I know, right?) who knew?
I am thankful for the abundance of the farmers markets, the farmers, the produce they grow and nurture, the cheer and goodness these same farmers extend to those of us who brave the weather, crowds and/or metro to stand in line for what they have to offer.
Mostly though, I am grateful everyday for the wonder and beauty of life, the good things that appear seemingly out of nowhere, balancing out the challenges and the difficult moments; a smile from a stranger, a falling leaf, the parting of a cloud revealing a patch of blue sky, a bit of music drifting to the street through an open window. I have so much to be thankful for, everyday, everywhere I go, in everything that I do.
So, in gratitude, I wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving - today and everyday!