Thanksgiving with Ginger Rogers
'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.
23/11/2015 04:00:13 pm
23/11/2015 07:37:36 pm
When I was a teenager, occasionally Ms. Rogers would visit friends in my area and I would see her at church. She was very encouraging to everyone and wore her gratitude for Christian Science right on her sleeve. One thing I learned from her is the value of consistent work. Her dedication to dancing paralleled her dedication to learning about the Science of Christianity. Deep study was never a chore; it was always a love.
25/11/2015 04:24:34 am
Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story.
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