When It’s All Said and Done, It’s Not Really About The Turkey, Is It? Thanksgiving Day Musing on Maui

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This photo above was taken from our kitchen window. I used my IPhone. Although I used the Instagram Apps, I didn’t really use any filter on it.  This is how our Thanksgiving Day here on Maui came to an end (or almost the end).  How can I not be thankful?  Living here on paradise is a dream to so many, and yet here I am living the dream.  Life is good.  We had a bountiful meal. We celebrated this day with our best friends here on Maui – actually our family here.  They are the ones we camped with at Kipahulu and in  Haleakala Crater, they are our ohana so to speak.

I don’t know about you, but as for me, I am stuffed!  I ate so much! There are still plenty of food left over so I know I am going to be eating some more. Yikes! Running  is on my list of things to do tomorrow!

When our friends went home, my husband and I decided to go to Keawakapu Beach to walk Sonny, our famous Italian Greyhound.  It was a gorgeous day at the beach.  I am happy for all the visitors  who are here for Thanksgiving.  They not only got the epic weather the whole day, they were also shown a beautiful Maui sunset at the end of the day.

As I was walking along the beach stuffed, I can’t help but think of the many things I am thankful for.  Way too many to mention here on this post.  But one thing is for sure … Thanksgiving is really not about the turkey … it’s about appreciating life and being grateful for our loved ones – our family and friends.

With that thought, I just want to mention here how grateful I am to all of you who regularly come here and read my blog.  It’s a joy for me to write here, but even more so, its a joy for me to hear that you enjoy reading this blog.  Before the mood of this blog shifts to Christmas (oh I love Christmas), I just wanted to make sure that I express my thankfulness to you all.  Aloha!

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Speaking of aloha,  I am making this post my official entry to the “Aloha Friday” post at An Island Life, by Kailani.   There are three questions I have for this week – you can answer one, or you can answer 2 or all: 1) What you are thankful for today? I know you have many, but share at least one  2) What was your favorite food in your Thanksgiving Feast today? 3) Are going shopping on Black Friday? (today?)

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7 Responses to When It’s All Said and Done, It’s Not Really About The Turkey, Is It? Thanksgiving Day Musing on Maui

  1. Beth @ TheAngelForever November 25, 2011 at 1:23 am #

    1) Thankful for my incredible family – all of them. 2) Really liked the stuffing that my mother made. 3) Hubby is working and home with two kids, don’t think so. My parents may convince me to head with them to some stores WAY later on in the day. It’s almost 7am now and I am still happy to be home.

  2. Cheryl "Mash" November 25, 2011 at 1:37 am #

    Thankful for my 2 wonderful sons, however I do miss them since they both had to move out of state to get jobs in their field of work, family and friends.

  3. Deborah November 25, 2011 at 8:58 am #

    I am thankful for all God has given me. Beautiful photos by the way!

  4. Smellyann November 25, 2011 at 11:37 am #

    1. my family, the roof over our heads, and food in our bellies.
    2. sushi! lol
    3. only online :)

    Aloha!

  5. Dania November 26, 2011 at 7:18 am #

    Thanks Liza. I enjoy reading your blog. I’m thankful for my health. I thankful for all food that was enjoyed and shared.

    I do not participate in Black Friday. I do not shop or buy or give gifts for Christmas. I feel free from the pressure the holiday brings. Instead I make a point to tell people who have participated in my life the past year how much I care and thank them ~ either by a handwritten card or make a point to see them face to face.

  6. kailani November 26, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    No Black Friday shopping for me. I’m staying as far away from the stores as possible!

  7. Leslee November 27, 2011 at 4:57 am #

    You do live in paradise, and I am so jealous of that :-) I will count my blessings for what I do have and look forward to many more trips to your beautiful home…