Halftime and Thanksgiving

Nina and I are having half-time: We are now about 6 weeks in Germany and in about 6 weeks we’re flying back to California. Hopefully, the next Winter in California is not as cold as the last one.

Do you know this about Thanksgiving? (I found it on Wikipedia)
Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, and around the same part of the year in other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in religious and cultural traditions, it has long been celebrated as a secular holiday as well. Prayers of thanks and special thanksgiving ceremonies are common among almost all religions after harvests and at other times.  The Thanksgiving holiday’s history in North America is rooted in English traditions dating from the Protestant Reformation. It also has aspects of a harvest festival, even though the harvest in New England occurs well before the late-November date on which the modern Thanksgiving holiday is celebrated.

Does the simple idea of Thanksgiving stress you out?
Do you struggle to get everything ready and prepared?
Are you dreading all those uncomfortable conversations?

If your answer is “yes” to all of the questions take a look at MindGourmet’s 5 Tips for a More Enjoyable Thanksgiving!
If your answer is “No”: Lucky you!

Happy Thanksgiving!

What else happened in the last weeks?
… Nina created new articles which are already online. e.g.: Carol Kershaw, EdD and Bill Wade, PhD (“The Worry-Free Mind”)
… we published our interview with Barry Goldstein
… we had more Catches of the Day, like “Playfulness”, “Inner Peace”, “Serenity” and “Solitude”. Take a look and enjoy the Inspirational Quotes.