November 21, 2012

Thanks. Danke. Merci. Gracias.

This blog post has been inspired by an article that I read 
about a couple who is celebrating their 80th wedding anniversary on Saturday.
80 years, can you believe it?
The article states that the cake baker for the special occasion called to double check, 
to make sure that the cake should read 
"Happy 80th Anniversary" rather than "Happy 80th Birthday."
The couple offered their advice for a lasting marriage,
(though I feel like their words can be applied to all relationships,
even the relationship that you have with yourself):
"Get along. Compromise. Live within your means and be content."
It sounds so....simple....doesn't it?
The couples daughter explained:
"They have this wonderful ability to accept life as it comes. They have a way of trying to look around at the things that they do have -- the family and the blessings. They came from a generation where there is such respect for each other and caring.

While this couple melts my heart, this story saddens me a little bit.
 It kind of puts life into perspective, doesn't it?

Why do we choose to complicate things?
And what happened to our generation?
Whether you celebrate American Thanksgiving,
whether you've been hit by the economy,
whether 2012 has been the worst year of your life,
we all have something to be thankful for.
While American Thanksgiving usually includes a coma-inducing meal,
The Macy's Parade, The National Dog Show, and The Football Game, 
I'm curious:
How many of you actually take a moment to give thanks on Thanksgiving
Tomorrows blog post will include a list of the things that I am thankful for,
 and it will also include a link-up.

I hope that in between cooking, television and conversation,
that you'll take ten minutes to focus on the blessings in your life
and that you'll come back here to share what they are.



  1. Great post, Kym. The past few days, weeks, months, years...have been rough for my family. It isn't easy to focus on the positive things, it's so much easier to see what's wrong. A great reality check at the perfect time. :-) Hope you have a great Thanksgiving, no matter when it's celebrated!

  2. I love this post!! I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving. :)

  3. Umm.. WOW. What an awesome post. I can't wait to read the article and share with my readers too! Thanks so much.

  4. Ohmygoodness, 80 years!!! WOW. That is the sweetest photo ever, too! :) And yes, that absolutely puts things into perspective. I'll be back for the link up! ;)


  5. Such a special post and a gentle but important reminder!
    I've got a thanksgiving post going up soon so will link up later x

  6. This is so true, and that last pic really makes one think! Great post :)


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