Many people have had days of thanks before Thanksgiving but for me the little things I don’t necessarily expect that pop up and surprise me each day naturally bless me the most of all. Getting up today to the smell of turkey cooking flooded my mind with memories of Thanksgivings past. My dear grand parents now past away made wonderful delights. I’m thankful for each time we had them with us on Thanksgiving. Waiting on dinner brought my attention to our various things we’ve gathered from travels abroad. I’ve spent Thanksgiving in tiny and remote villages away from home…it’s good to be home now and remember those days from here with my family today. My wife is Filipino and is a wonderful cook. My mother and she made food this year again. . Nothing not American classic for us today. Ah, the stuffing. Stomachs full and food put away makes me now able to look forward to Christmas. I don’t like to get into it before Thanksgiving is even past…now we begin with an ornament showcase. We’ve a good variety…some of which are little girl specific. Some reflect my wife’s love of photography. Others are classic through and through. A few look good enough to eat. Some are patriotic. A couple show the Asian side of our family…another you might try to open before Christmas. One even reflects my Dad’s fishing ability. This one reminds me of the every crowing roosters in the Philippines. Here’s one that could be hung on the 4th of July. This looks like ribbon candy that my grandpa on Mom’s side of the family used to dearly love. I’d say this may reflect me some. Look, a ginger bread man…don’t try to eat him though. This could reflect either me or my kids. What would Christmas be without lady liberty. Here we find a warm cabin. Not sure where this knight came from but I like him. It’s now fairly warm but later on I may wish this hearth was real. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!