Rob & Dee, the ones we crossed into Mexico with, had introduced us to their friends from back home in Colorado and who then invited us over to share Thanksgiving Dinner with them.
It was an extra special treat when one discovers that Marlayna doesn’t cook any longer, yet she slaved in her delightful kitchen (with Dee’s help) to put on a feast for the ravenous travellers.
Marlayna & Jeff’s house is a feast for the eyes of anybody who enjoys colour, playfulness and art. Our family loved it.
We had to explain to Matt, the French motorcyclist whose been camping alongside of us since Monday & was invited to this meal, also, what Thanksgiving was all about. We explained the beginnings of it, how European colonists survived because of the help of the natives of the land, and how in return they/descendants basically stole and raped both lands and people. Not something to be so Thankful for.
But like us, Matt enjoyed stuffing himself with scrumptious food until his belly looked pregnant, and we could talk about all the things we are Thankful for today:
for an incredible family
for great friends old and new
and for big dreams.
These are the things we think of on more days than just a designated date on the calendar. Even when we ‘celebrate’ both with Canada in October and the USA in November.
Every day we ought to have Thanksgiving in our Hearts.
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