On Being Thankful

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Thanksgiving, when you don’t think about the historic complexity of the holiday, is a wonderful day when a good deal of people are off and you have an excuse to share a meal and maybe even reflect on some of the goodness in your life.

I am thankful for good health, a husband who is my great friend and a baby who we are a little too obsessed with. I am also grateful for all the hope that this next year holds.

We were invited to a dear friend’s house and feasted as one should on Thanksgiving. I made these tandoori sweet potato fries which were a hit. The biggest highlight for me was that Nouri took a few of her first steps!

Here are some pictures from yesterday splattered with some of the cheesiest quotes I could find on Good Reads. Enjoy!

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“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“It has been said that life has treated me harshly; and sometimes I have complained in my heart because many pleasures of human experience have been withheld from me…if much has been denied me, much, very much, has been given me…”

-Helen Keller

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“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.”

– Maya Angelou

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