Happy Thanksgiving!

Fall Leaf on Sidewalk by Natalie Parker

Happy Thanksgiving my friends!

I’m grateful for each and every one of you near and far.  I’m also thankful for the chance I have every day to be creative and share it.


Happy Thanksgiving

ThanksgivingI have so much to be thankful for this year I cannot begin to enumerate it.  And I’m thankful for the opportunity to take the step back and appreciate the good in life.

Whether you are in the US or not, I hope you have the chance today or sometime soon to spend time with loved ones and I hope the coming season and the coming year bring nothing but good things to be thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving, readers!  I’m very thankful for all of you!

Wishes in the Trees

Wishes in Trees, China by Natalie ParkerIn China this year, Mr. P and I visited Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park in Zhangjiajie, Hunan Province.  It one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen.  At almost five thousand feet up, we were standing above the clouds.

Walking through the park, we came upon a path with hundreds of red sashes tied to the trees.  Our friend told us that you buy a sash with your own money, write down something you need luck for, then tie it to one of the trees.  It really was a sight to see.

We bought two sashes.  Thinking about what I needed luck for, I was at a loss.  A complete loss.  I was in a beautiful place with my husband and I couldn’t think of anything we needed.  It made me realize that we were all right.  We may not be exactly where we want to be, but where are working on it and we are is great.

I looked at him and he was thinking the same thing.  We wrote on our sashes and tied them to the trees.  We didn’t ask for anything for ourselves – we asked for luck for our families.

We really do have a lot to be thankful for.  Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving tableI am very thankful for you, my readers.

Whether you have a table set for four or forty,
Whether you like cranberry sauce fresh or out of a can,
Whether you like light meat or dark meat,
Or whether you are celebrating with great grandmother’s tablecloth
or in front of the couch watching football (I’m partial to both),

I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving
and hope you are spending it with someone special.