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thanksgiving day

Lingering in St. Catharines the day after our our big Thanksgiving dinner, we decide to take a walk along the lake to Port Dalhousie.  I probably don't have to say that a day like this, having some time with a family that likes each other so well, is among the greatest gifts.  I don't need to be reminded to be grateful for what I have.  But I'm sure glad we have a day that reminds us to say it out loud.

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my people

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rich autumn colours

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fellas fishing

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a beer and visiting on a chilly-but-pleasant pub patio

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me and my girls

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beauty step-mother, came to relieve us of the walk back

on being grateful this thanksgiving day

There's lots of talk about gratitude this weekend.  On Thanksgiving Day, here are some of the things I'm grateful for:

Getting to be the mother of those girls women
Home
My beautiful, diverse, peaceful country with its amazing music and literary scenes
Autumn Leaves, Autumn Smells, Slow-cooked meals like soups and roasts
Bicycles, Boats, Airplanes
Shorelines
Lilacs, Daisies, Tulips, Poppies
Sharing meals, sharing bottles of wine, sharing conversation
Walks
Laughter
The smell of water
Smart People, Creative People, Innovative People, Artists
Having a wonderful family that likes each other
Stories
Charlie Chaplin and Fred Astaire being born of a time that they were captured on film
My brain and my ability to express some of the things it processes
The smell of the forest
A view of the moon over the lake
Blueberries and milk, peaches, strawberries, wild raspberries
Markets, Libraries, Galleries, Museums, Parks, Kitchens, Gardens
Girlfriends
The Band
Words
CBC Radio
Personal chemistry, meetings of minds, lifelong friendships
Colours
The feminist movement; peaceful dissenters and those who lead them like Thoreau, Gandhi and MLK
Men
Kindness, Compassion, Generosity, Kinship
Pubs
Pears, Apples, Squash, Onions, Tomatoes
The World Wide Web
Cottages, Farmhouses, Children’s Forts, Castles
Books and stories that resonate for a lifetime
Long-Forgotten Memories, Déjà Vu, Coincidences, Dreams, Mysteries
Heroes, Teachers, Explorers, Thinkers, Volunteers
Coffee
Snowstorms, Thunderstorms, Indian Summer
Northern Ontario
Seasons
Cousins, Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents, Ancestors
Imagination, Conviction, Courage, Loyalty
You