24 Nov 2012 Gratitude

One Month of Gratitude – my story.

I am grateful for having family all over the world. There are pro’s and con’s to having family far and near. I’ve learned a lot more about foreign places through my own family and their experiences than through travel books alone. It also humanises the “them vs us” idea that people in other countries are ‘foreigners’.

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3 replies

  1. I’ve never been to Canada or the UK but have sisters who permanently reside in these countries which somehow automatically makes me feel an affinity towards them. Must agree with you on the pros and cons of family members near and far… Feeling the cons as we draw closer to Christmas, but inspired by your tribute to gratitude, I’m thankful for the modern technology that keeps us in touch! 🙂

    • Hi Jacqui, the long December holiday period is a bitter-sweet time for so many people. In hindsight, I think it was good to publish the suicide series on this blog a week ago. I remember when my hubby (then fiance) lived in a different Province and I had to work over the holidays too so couldn’t be with my parents and brothers – it was the most depressing holiday I’ve EVER had. I hated every minute of it. Glad to hear you’re following and enjoying the One Month of Gratitude series 🙂 MM