As an American, it is in my blood that Thanksgiving is the 4th Thursday of November. But as a part of a busy family living in Ireland, we’ll be celebrating this weekend. So for now, I offer your this short blog post.
I would like to reflect on my many blessings, and family and friends are, of course, the most wonderful blessings of all! This poem, posted by my blogging friend Michele of The Salem Garden, made me smile and think of all of my friends in very different ways! and since it is all gardening related I simply love it!
May my American family and friends, near and far, enjoy a blessed Thanksgiving.
Let Us Give Thanks
By Max Coots
Let us give thanks for a bounty of people:
For children who are our second planting, and, though they grow like weeds and the wind too soon blows them away, may they forgive us our cultivation and fondly remember where their roots are.
Let us give thanks:
For generous friends…with hearts as big as hubbards and smiles as bright as their blossoms;
For feisty friends as tart as apples;
For continuous friends, who, like scallions and cucumbers, keep reminding us we had them;
For crotchety friends, as sour as rhubarb and as indestructible;
For handsome friends, who are as gorgeous as eggplants and as elegant as a row of corn — and the others — as plain as potatoes, and so good for you.
For funny friends, who are as silly as brussels sprouts and as amusing as Jerusalem artichokes, and serious friends…
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Love this poem! Have not seen it before. I hope you had a wonderful weekend in Ireland. Would love to visit that country.
We also cannot celebrate Thanksgiving on the “real” day. In fact, we won’t be able to until this coming Sunday. It’s the spirit that counts, not the day of the week!