Monday, October 12

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving

Monday is Thanksgiving in Canada. It is a time when we get together with family, have dinner and contemplate on the blessings received throughout the year. This year I have many things to be thankful for.

1. That I was born 60 years ago today. I was a healthy baby and never had many health problems during my childhood.

2. That I have lived these 60 years and though times have often been tough, I've never gone without food or a roof over my head. Sometimes the table was mighty lean, but there was always something.

3. To have the love of family and friends. I'm thankful for each and every one of you. You all have brought me many blessings.

4. To live in a country where we have access to clean water, food, shelter and all the things that many in third world countries do not have.

5. That in Canada we all have equal health care. No medical bills after a stay in hospital. No doctors bills. No worry about paying off huge amounts of money because of illness.

6. That hubby's stroke was only minor and there seems to be no lasting effects. I cringe when I think of what could have happened.

7. For grandsons who bring light, laughter and love into my life.

8. That my mother is still able to put together a Thanksgiving dinner, though she is 82 years old. She wouldn't have it any other way. She actually made cheesecake for my birthday. How awesome is that?

9. That I still have my mother and all of my loved ones to be with on Thanksgiving Day.

10. For God's blessings in my life. He knows our every need.

A turkey just like this big guy gave up his life that we could all feast on turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. I am thankful for turkey. It is one of my favourite foods. So much to be thankful for.

I hope that each of my Canadian friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving and that those friends in America enjoy Columbus Day.


  1. Mary - Happy Thanksgiving day and Happy Birthday too! I'm thankful to have you as a friend!
    PS - it's interesting that your birthday falls on your Thanksgiving day. I was born on our Thanksgiving Day!

  2. Have a wonderful day together with your family, as you celebrate all of these wonderful blessings. And enjoy that big bird!

  3. So many things for which to be thankful and just being able to say those things, is another thing too, isn't it?
    Have a wonderful day, Mary!

  4. happy birthday/turkey day girl. enjoy yourself!

  5. What a wonderful celebration to be had today...Happy Birthday Mary and Happy Thanksgiving to you. I am thankful for your friendship and the thought of cheesecake! Enjoy...

  6. Hello Mary
    Happy Birthday to You........and me also
    Yes we share the Grandad was born on the 12th many years ago - 1880
    Love your list of thankfulness
    Take care


    And, may your family have a blessed Thanksgiving.

  8. Happy Birthday Mary and Happy Thanksgiving. May your day be as special as your are to us!

  9. Happy Thanksgiving and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mary! That's a double whammy, and you can eat doubles on everything!!

    Enjoy your day with your family!


  10. Happy Birthday to you ... and Happy Thanksgiving too! Thanks for visiting Small Reflections recently. I'm sorry to learn of your husband's health problems and hope he's doing better each day. I've added both of you to my prayer list. Sorry I've not been around more regularly. I don't spend nearly as much time at the computer as I did a few years ago and I hardly ever open my 'reader' unless I have time to spend catching up a bit. I tend to share mostly photographs and mosaics these days but I'm hoping to get back to writing one of these days.
    Hugs and blessings,

  11. Happy BURPDAY TO YOU AND THANKSGIVING TOO. I have not been up to pare lately but with meds am getting better. Peace be with you my friend.

  12. We are also blessed to have you as a friend! Happy Birthday, dear Mary, may your day be a truly wonderful one. I think it's so awesome that your mom still puts on the Thanksgiving dinner and that she even made you a cheesecake for your birthday:-) the way....where's my piece????? hehe Sending big hugs your way!! xoxo

  13. Oops, forgot to also wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving:-) xoxo

  14. Well, I guess Columbus Day is just another day here. The children were out for Fall Break last week and are back in school today. Everyone went back to work. I wish Honey Bear had been off. He drove to Memphis and will be back Tuesday night. He is flying to Houston on Wednesday and it was about half the cost to fly from Huntsville. I sure hope the company appreciates all he does to save money.
    Happy Thanksgiving! But especially, Happy Birthday. Now you and I are the same age. Ha.
    Have a great day,
    Mama Bear

  15. Happy Birthday Mary!!!!!!! What a lovely post, sometimes I am rather envious of those of you that can put things so eloquently! I hope you have a lovely day feasting on turkey with your Mom at the helm, what a truly blessed person you are and I know you know it! xoxoxox

  16. Happy Birthday and Happy Thanksgiving...such a great post!

    Love, Jess

  17. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Birthday. I love Thanksgiving, too.

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  19. Well! I certainly hope you had a lovely birthday.

    How wonderful the things are you are thankful for. I am impressed you still have your mother and she is able to do nice things for you. My mother died years ago when she was 61. Her life and lessons still resonate in my life. It would be wonderful to have her physically here to share another Thanksgiving meal.

    I read the other day Canada has more lakes than all the other countries in the World combined.
    I know Sudbury has over 200 lakes within the city boundaries. I only wish we worked harder in protecting the water in our lakes and rivers so that we would not have to spend so much on treating water to guarantee its potability.

  20. Let's hear it for turkeys. had several sightings of wild ones on the home from the cottage today.