Sunday, December 1, 2013

Action de GrĂ¢ces

The French translation of "Thanksgiving" calls attention, I think, to a definition of Thanksgiving that we often forget: the action of giving grace, or respect, manners, and kindness. Being together with and being thankful for those you love means respecting them, too. Every family has its tensions and subjects you mustn't dare allude to, but at the end of the day, if we can all be courteous and tolerant of each others' opinions and supply to the table as much kindness as we'd like to receive, we can find plenty of reasons besides pumpkin pie and stuffing for which we can be thankful. Happy Thanksgiving!

Christmas-related posts to come :)