Thursday, November 29, 2012

Pretty Happy Funny Real Thanksgiving

Pretty & Happy- Baby Girl was so happy to have time with a family friend's sweet baby. She still remembers that she was not allowed to hold the baby the first time she saw him- of course, we saw him when he was ten hours old in the hospital and we were not going to hand over a wee babe to our barely three-year old girl. She wouldn't smile while I was taking the photo. She knew that she was doing serious work, holding the precious boy.
Funny- We had a small group of friends over for Thanksgiving dinner. They asked what they could bring. They were traveling a ways to get to us, so bringing cooked food wouldn't be practical. I joked- none of them drink alcohol- that they could bring some 'Patron Silver' tequila. Guess what is waiting for a special occasion in my upper cabinet right now?
Real- I have reservations posting this picture. The child didn't ask to be photographed. There doesn't have to be anything wrong with Christmas gifts. It is wrong to post something simply to 'raise awareness,' but photos such as these have inspired me to simplify. It doesn't matter if I have less than the typical California celebrity. I must do more for my fellow man. 
The rich West is well-aware that there is extreme poverty in the world- whether caused by famine, war, massive inequities in resource distribution within a country, or corruption. We are simplifying our holiday celebrations and we will give to some specific causes and people who could use help. I hope you are inspired to do the same.

6 comments:

  1. To simplify...yes, we can all use that reminder to always help our brothers in need. Heartbreaking picture of that small child...I just want to pick him up and love him.

    I'm a little timid to add, but on a lighter note: Your *Funny* tactic was brilliant. score.

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    1. about the tequila...yes- I should have known they would stop and get us some!

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  2. That's hysterical re: tequila. I had no idea you were a Patron drinker!

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    1. This is the first I have ever had- I drink Jose Cuervo because I use a mixer anyway (but very rarely- we might average 1 drink a week- but now that my husband has discovered non-alcoholic beer, he has maybe 2 or 3 a week and no alcohol)

      Is Outrage! (?)

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  3. Usually I drink O'Dools non-alcoholic beer but the other day I discovered (at Trader Joe's) a better tasting non-alcoholic beer imported from Germany called Clausthaler. It is almost a porter style beer. Father might like it.

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    1. I've bought that one for him- I think he liked it- I wish there was a 'red' non-alcoholic beer- red is his favorite

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