This time of year it’s all about traditions - Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and generally celebrating the passing of another year (and that we’re still around to celebrate it!). .
One tradition I can say I’m endlessly thankful for is getting together with family and friends on Thanksgiving Day. No matter how busy you are, everyone makes time to come together on this day (at least in my circle). .
Back when I was in the US and we’d get together on Thanksgiving Day, we’d share wonderful memories and talk about the everyday things we’re grateful for (like good health and kids sleeping in on Saturdays ;-)). .
Even more than that, though, is the fun time my family has when we get together. Bountiful food and booze, plentiful laughter and lots of love. The Parma clan and extended family certainly know how to have a good time! No matter what differences of opinion you might hold, love for family trumps all.
It’s a little different now that we live in Vietnam. Thanksgiving isn’t a “thing” here, except among American expats, but thankfully a few restaurants in our area cook turkeys and people still get together. We’ll be celebrating with new friends, instead of family, but it certainly doesn’t take away from the core message of T-Day: gratitude and love. .
In fact, being a foreigner makes me grateful for a lot of things I might otherwise take for granted. And I certainly have a lot to be grateful for.
How about you?
What tradition are you most thankful for and why?