Our Canadian Thanksgiving kicks off the autumn season: good timing as the leaves start their colourful dance to the ground, birds begin their journey south and harvest-time is here.
A time to give thanks
Lately, I find myself being grateful for little things: a good night’s sleep, fresh bed sheets and a flushing toilet. These are things that we often take for granted, but there are countless people who have sleepless nights, many with no no beds to sleep on, and those who do not have enough to eat and still have outdoor toilets.
With an attitude of gratitude, we can count a myriad of blessings every day! I thank God for my family and friends, and that we will share meals together over the holiday weekend. Those who know me, or have read my about page, know I will not be eating or serving meat. This is my way of helping the planet that I appreciate, the animals I care about and staying healthy at 61 with no aches and pains, no heart disease or osteoporosis, no arthritis or cancer. And for that I am truly thankful because for me–without health, life is not worth living.
Instead, I will be visiting an animal sanctuary to feed the turkeys, then a trip up north to visit family and last stop Ottawa, my first time visiting the Capital of Canada!
My friend Susan made a vegan turkey for me with veggies and hummus. YUM!