AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Wordle

The ABC'S of Thanks Link Up
The Thursday Think Tank #25
Thursday Two Questions #11
1) What does Thanksgiving mean to you? Since Thanksgiving isn't a holiday celebrated by everyone around the world. This question could be: what are you thankful for lately?
For me, in Australia, Thanksgiving is like "the entree" to the close of the year, finalising with hopeful resolutions at New Year!
Thanksgiving is a time to savour achievements and treasured moments over the past year.
My Question is: Do you think Thankgsgiving should be a time for valuing all blessings?
2) Do you think Thanksgiving should be a week long celebration?
I would support Thanksgiving becoming an international celebration.
The week begins with the American celebration and then each continent has a day of the week to follow.
My Question is: Do you think Thanksgiving could become an international event?

Always time to pause
Remember the small treasures
World wide Thanksgiving

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Luna Miranda said...

answers to Thursday Two Questions:

yes, valuing all blessings and celebrating what we are to each other.

Thanksgiving as an international event-why not? a global celebration is a great idea!

Rachel said...

I love your thanksgiving wordle. It's beautiful! And, I love rain and mist -- that's a great thing to be thankful for.

What am I thankful for? New starts. Hope.

A week long celebration? I like it as a day. As a family we prep for Thanksgiving for most of Novemeber. I think that if it was a week we might lose some of the intensity of thankfulness.

International? I'm not sure. It would be cool if it was.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Margaret Duarte said...

So sorry. Pressed for time today. Thanksgiving for me means good friends like the ones I've met through Thursday Two Questions. I'm thankful that I've discovered you. Happy Thanksgiving and see you again next week.

Blogger Broadcast said...
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Blogger Broadcast said...

1) Yes, I do Thanksgiving is a great time to celebrate and value all blessings.
2) Yes, I think it could and to how it fits with each country. If there is such a thing.

Self Sagacity said...

Your post is beautiful today.
1)Yes. I think my family has adapted the Thanksgiving holiday to be a time of family gathering and a time to be thankful for all the blessed things we have in our lives.
2)I am not sure, since the real meaning of Thanksgiving has to do with Pilgrims and Native Indians and what had happened back then...But it doesn't mean that if a country adopted Thanksgiving that they can't have a meaning of their own. Great questions. Thanks for joining us today.

Lui said...

I agree that it should be a global event!

ninotaziz said...

Happy thanksgiving, Gemma. Lovely!

Anonymous said...

It is always good to remember the small treasures in our lives..bound up with caring and compassion, they become our best memories. A lovely post!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Beautiful! "Remember small treasures" and "May your harvest reach the sky." Lovely image of vibrant green growing things:)

Jingle said...

it is a time to give thanks,
it is a time to count our blessings...

creative entry..

awards/treats 4 u

DoanLegacy said...

1) Absolutely yes..It should be a time to reflect on all the blessings.

2) Yes, it's a great celebration!

Thanks for joining us..



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