BOTH NORTH AMERICAN Thanksgiving celebrations give me pause and I wish I respected Thanksgiving Day more by officially booking a day off from work in Ireland. Instead, I spent it snarling and that's not good for anyone. I did a quick search of my blog for the words "thanks" and "cheers" and realise I haven't used them much at all in nearly a decade of blogging. But over on Flickr, I've got shots of thankful things--like the little Yorkie who probably felt thankful that he was adopted by one of Tipperary Institute's students after a field trip to the Inistioge Animal Rescue. We're fortunate to have a home that's warm and neighbours who graciously loaned us mains power while we were setting it up in the months before moving in. That was five years ago when we weren't connected to the Electricity Supply Board. We moved in before Ireland was tweeting and today, several of our neighbours connect virtually to our memories through Facebook. That gives me a warm feeling but not as strong as using wifi in our home to let Mia the toddler talk to extended family with Facetime. Having a walk-around video calling system is something our three-year-old has always known. Some day, I think she will be thankful for that comfortable technology too.
My Flickr photostream of thanks.
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