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Happy Thanksgiving Day!

A collection of lit candles on ornate candlesticks

A collection of lit candles on ornate candlesticks (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am in the United States and I am already late. Today is Thanksgiving Day, a day set aside to show gratitude for all the blessings that we often overlook. Of course, gratitude is ideally served every day, and I try to do so. The day holds fond memories of past holidays with family and friends, some of whom have already passed, gathering to cook, eat, laugh, drink and be merry. Those events evoke feelings of love, happiness and togetherness, which is what I strive for today. For that reason, it is a very special day for me. Nevertheless, before I begin the frenetic tasks to prepare for the onslaught of family, I need to take a moment for a pithy, but, hopefully you’ll agree, meaningful post to you.

Without preamble, thank you. I am more grateful for you than I can put into words. I realize that you are a gift to me. You are a blogger’s manna from heaven. Based on Technorati’s world-wide blog post counter, which counts every blog post written, there are almost 2 million posts written today. (By the time that you read this post, the number will be much higher.) You’ve read that figure correctly. Now, that is a damn lot of posts. With that said, your choice of blogs to read is endless, and I deeply appreciate your presence here.

Whether you live in a place that celebrates the day or not, please know that I do not take you for granted. I appreciate you and I am thankful that you take moments out of your busy lives to share bits and pieces of mine. It is very humbling. So, wherever you are, and whatever you are doing, I send you a sincere and warm thanksgiving, and I thank you for being.

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