Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! by linfrye
Happy Thanksgiving!, a photo by linfrye on Flickr.

1/8 Sheet
Arches 140#CP

Dawn is just breaking this chill Thanksgiving morning. With the leaves off the trees, I can now folllow the path the sun takes around the rim of my property - lighting first the eastern trees by the garage - moving westward around the back of the house - and if I linger too long at my computer - right into the window of my office.

Today we celebrate Thanksgiving - a most appropriate time to stop and give thanks for the many blessings in our lives. A traditional celebration centers on roast turkey, sweet potatoes, greens, cranberries, pumpkin pie - so many of these foods that our first peoples - Native Americans - gave to the world.

It is also a day to enjoy the deserved rest following the seasons of growth, maintenance, harvest, preserving - a bit of celebration for the work of the year and the larders we filled.

It is a time of family and friendship - a time to enjoy the blessings of relationships, the kindnesses and the giving.

It is a particularly difficult day for those alone, for those who are hungry, cold, sad....and so for those with plenty to be grateful for - may hearts be a bit more open to share and to help....

We give thanks for so much ...

I give thanks as well -- for you --- for your kindnesses, encouragement, comments, awards - friendships. So often we cannot know the ripple effect of a simple smile, a 'GREAT JOB', a friendly note. These bits of ourselves, given so freely and generously may encourage a struggling soul overcome a hard time, get past an illness, a sadness, a bit of trouble. And we share that with our words, with our art.

And so on this day of giving thanks, I thank each of you - for carrying me through a journey we share, an expressive art we love, and a place that brought us together.

Happy have filled my 'cupboard' with so many blessings ....
May we open the doors ...
And share with those who may be in need ...


Lorraine said...

Thank you for the lovely Thanksgiving painting and greeting. We do indeed have much to be grateful for after a year of terrible natural disasters and way too many wars in the world. But I am most grateful just to be here on this day and to you for your beautiful paintings each day and your lovely prose. You teach us all so much and in such a delightful way. And your paintings are such a joy to view and review each day.

The happiest of Thanksgivings to you and Charles.
Hugs and Love,

Patti G. said...

Absolutely LOVELY Lin, and I wishing all the best to you and Charles and the FAMILY!

Joan T said...

Beautiful sentiments, Lin! I hope you, Charles, and the family had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Funny how you and I posted such similar subjects. lol Nice job on this!