'Thanksgiving, Ginger Rogers style is: Thanksgiving as an attitude, Thanksgiving as giving and sharing and mentoring. An attitude, a deliberate decision, not a "once in a life-time" event. Giving is possible when you know what you have been given already. This year we are celebrating the Ginger Rogers' approach to thanksgiving, and it comes to you threefold: As a memoir (see below) from someone who was blessed by Ginger Rogers' generosity and mentoring - as a short film in which you can see Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire dancing in "Too hot to handle" from 1935. And in the form of a daily lift which will support everyone who is struggling with a sense of loneliness right now and who doesn't have someone like Ginger Rogers as a mentor.
Thanksgiving is a holiday observed in the US. I think it should be a world holiday, a holiday in every country, and it should be re-defined to include truly everyone. One day of thanks for all. One day of global gratitude. My husband and I say to you all: Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, everywhere!
My first Thanksgiving
This blog post is an encore, edited slightly. You find both versions on my website.
Who is writing?
In my work as Christian Science practitioner and writer I draw on listening to God and listening to people.