Who wouldn’t be seduced by the idea of a holiday called Thanksgiving?
What’s not to like? But why is it immediately followed by something called Black Friday?
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving day in the United States of America – but I don’t see why it shouldn’t be a day for giving thanks wherever we are or whatever tradition we follow……
Write an Unsent Letter to someone or something you want to thank – and that can include yourself or a part of your self.
The New York Times has discovered Gratitude Journals for this time of year .
Tell them they’re safe this year…..
For a poem about Thanksgiving, a discussion of how it developed as a holiday & what some writers are grateful for see The Writer’s Almanac
But if you prefer a little deer……
What’s the difference between writing by hand and typing?
Between E-mails and letters?
Having moved house 4 times in the last 10 years (across counties and continents) I’m amazed by what survives transition. I came across a box of letters going back decades – and what a random selection it seemed. I can’t imagine e-mails surviving for posterity in this way. There’s nothing quite like meeting yourself or an old friend on paper after all this time. Who knows, I may be moved to fill my fountain pen again (or maybe just a quick e-mail).
Seriously, there are differences between writing by hand and typing and journal writers have strong opinions about which is preferable. I have known people type their journals when the material feels too overwhelming for connecting the hand to the pen to the page.
Let me know what you prefer to use for what.
Happy Thanksgiving wherever you are!
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