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I hope you all found some grateful moments during the Thanksgiving holiday even if it was changed up from your usual gatherings. Staying open to what is and finding blessings and gratitude as we accept change creates more abundance in our lives, even in difficult times.

Everyone was disappointed that we wouldn’t be hosting in the usual way with all of us gathered together with all of the grandparents, aunts and uncles and cousins. I even told my daughter not to fly in from New York because CDC said it wasn’t safe to do so. She was agahst thinking I didn’t want her. “Of course I want you I told her, it’s just well you know, COVID”. She got tested and booked her flight at an obscutre time, with a flight with few people, and here she is in all her glory, and thankfully she didn’t listen to us. We couldn’t be happier.

So here we are, under one roof with just the 6 of us, and it’s the first time in over 35 years that we haven’t hosted Thanksgiving, and it was heaven on earth. Not that we don’t LOVE our family and we did miss them but each of the kids made something they wanted to try that was different and we didn’t have to rush and clean up before everyone brought more stuff, only to clean up again later. The usual pressure was lifted and everyone fended for themselves and we had an amazing day. It’s my favorite of the holidays because there are no gifts except each other which is the best gift of all. We did our usual ornament exchange where we pick numbers and steal, which is always a fun game.

Cheers to All in Celebration, wisdom, beauty, radience, inspiration and grace (the names on our glasses). I highly reccommend ordering these awesome clear plasitc stickers for your glasses. I even wash them and they don’t come off.

This year in honor of giving back to the earth and our recent tree that fell along with 3 lemon trees dying, we bought 2 trees to plant together in ceremony during the weekend. We will infuse the dirt with all of our love and energy with the intention of it yielding lots of lemons and make lemonade out of this year, kissing 2020 goodbye, not a minute too soon.

Everyone was suppose to write a poem to share but of course, I was the only one that did. ๐Ÿคฃ A few of our word press friends participate in d’Verse poetry and I never have time to entertain it but Dwight encouraged me, so I took a stab at it (thanks Dwight). I wrote the instructions of the poetry below.

Giving

Gracefully open up your heart
Gather seeds of yester-years
Giving thanks for those to come
Grow in joy and always love
Grounding and rooting to earthย 
Grow wise from your ancestors
Go in peace, and share your light

Familyย 

Foundation on which we standย 
Finding solace in each other
Figuring out who you are
Fights to learn to give and take
Fables told rich historyย 
Friends at best, respect no lessย 
Forever lives in our hearts

Today at dโ€™Verse Laura introduced us to a form of poetry called Pleiades. We must pick a ONE-WORD TITLE ย then write a SEVEN-LINE poem of SEVEN SYLLABLES ย whereby each line begins with the FIRST LETTER of your title. Join us at:ย https://dversepoets.comย Then click on the Mr. Linkey box and read other poems.

Enjoy your friday and have a great weekend, whatever you do.
As always, I appreciate your visit. Please like (if you do of course), comment and or share if inclined.

Love, gratitude, health and abundance,

โค๏ธ

Cindy

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erroneouschoices
11 months ago

Wonderful story, โค๏ธyour family has the best hands and forearms. ๐Ÿ˜‹
I love the tree planting. Heartwarming

francisashis
11 months ago

Really very interesting post,enjoyed reading it.The poem is also mind blowing.Loved your photograph with the lemon tree.Thank you very Much for sharing.Take care.๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™

francisashis
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

It’s really my pleasure.Take care .๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
11 months ago

I appreciate the fact that you’ve planted more trees as well, Cindy! Your story is warm and your poetry is rich. Have a great, relaxing family weekend! ๐ŸŒž

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Yay! I look forward to seeing your photo of the new tree! ๐ŸŒž

SoundEagle ๐Ÿฆ…เณ‹แƒฆเฎœเฎ‡
Reply to  Lisa at Micro of the Macro
11 months ago

Dear Cindy,

I also concur with Lisa. May you and your family have a wonderful weekend!

Happy Autumn to you and Happy Thanksgiving!

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

You did, thank you again! ๐ŸŒž

Potterheadaanya
11 months ago

Wow, the poetry is beautiful!!
and so are the new plats you got!โค

Offshorewriter
11 months ago

That’s a wonderful read Cindy. ๐Ÿ’• Look at you, full of energy and I love you in this pic! ๐Ÿ˜ The poem is beyond beautiful, love the flow and it’s full of wise words. โค๏ธโค๏ธ

vaniheart
11 months ago

Happy Thanksgiving Cindy !!!! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—
That tree plantation part was beautiful !!!!

Nawazish
11 months ago

It’s so good Cindy!โฃ Happy Thanksgiving! You look lovely in the pic. Family always comes first!๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

Nawazish
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

You too! Have a great weekend!๐Ÿคฉ

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
11 months ago

Cindy, I love the two poems. So beautiful and warm. <3 Planting trees is hope for the future and a wonderful Thanksgiving activity, especially this year. Wonderful post! <3 I have been under the weather and didn't feel up to fixing dinner yesterday, but Robert and I worked together. His support and understanding made it a wonderful Thanksgiving…the best in our six years together! ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Have a wonderful weekend, Cindy! <3

akshita1776
11 months ago

Wonderful story!

Era
Era
11 months ago

Wonderful read ๐Ÿ’™

Amit Kumar
11 months ago

Wow! ๐Ÿ˜€ Nice Poems๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ& this is for you ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘. Thank you!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿค—

inerro.land
11 months ago

Thanks for the story, the poetry… and the plants.
Bless you โค๏ธ

inerro.land
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

โค๏ธ

Ingrid
11 months ago

Oh Cindy, so great that you had a Happy Thanksgiving with your closest family. And so wonderful to see you at dVerse. I found this prompt so hard, and you totally rocked it ๐ŸŽธ have a wonderful weekend and thank you for spreading positivity ๐Ÿ™โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š

Thegirlwithapuzzledmind
11 months ago

I love the poems. And I can see from the pictures that you had an awesome Thanksgiving and plus you have planted more trees..what a great way to celebrate Cindy.

Ladysag77
11 months ago

Oh yes, you were all together โค how awesome!! Forever living in our โค this entire post felt like a hug from you and your family Cindy๐Ÿฅฐ Cheers to you all, enjoy your special time together ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ†

Navin
11 months ago

Beautiful words….wonderful story….poems with meaning….nice

Navin
Reply to  Navin
11 months ago

….pictures….words of wisdom & reality….you know, blessings come in disguise….covid-19 gave you this opportunity….much love, dear Cindy โค๏ธ

Navin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

You’re welcome, Cindy….I’m bouncing back, thanks….I did like you poems….keep expressing โค๏ธโœจ

Navin
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

Don't Lose Hope
11 months ago

What a lovely family Thanksgiving. I’m sure it ones everyone will look back on with great fondness. I love the flowers … and I’m impressed by your commitment to yard work. I don’t have a gardening bone in my body!

rothpoetry
11 months ago

This is wonderful… Look at you… two for the price of one! It was not as hard as you imagined, I am sure. Your poems of gratitude and love are perfect! So glad you gave it a whirl.
Dwight

rothpoetry
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

It grows on you after awhile! :>)

Athira
11 months ago

Cindy wonderful…
I liked your images tooo๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚

Athira
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Welcome welcome Cindy๐Ÿ™‚

Suma Reddy
11 months ago

Lovely family, I like the names of the glasses n your passion for planting awesome. Happy weekend Cindy ๐Ÿฅฐ

Adeleke Adeite
11 months ago

This is a beautiful read, Cindy.

You see, family is everything. I am glad that your daughter disobeyed you๐Ÿ˜. It’s a blessing to have a family that cares and shares no matter the prevailing situation. Love breaks barriers and build bridges.

Covid has taught us that life can be lived and enjoyed with less stress ๐Ÿ˜‰, being thanksgiving without constant cleaning and cooking is a boon too.

I am delighted that you also shared poetry and also blessed the earth with a tree. Our gratitude to God is reflected in how we give our best not just to fellow humans but to nature.

Thank you for sharing your exquisite experience, it’s refreshing to read this.
Be blessed and stay safe.

Adeleke

Adeleke Adeite
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

You are welcome, Cindy.

Keep sprinkling sweetness in our hearts with your masterpieces.

Be blessed and stay beautiful. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Adeleke.

Rising Star
11 months ago

Wow, Fabolous one. So, again you had a wonderful and enjoyable Friday with your lovely family. Congrats dear and wishing you more and more Excitement in your upcoming days of life.

Rising Star
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Thanks dear for your kind wishes and honor ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

Rising Star
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’ž

Rishika Jain
11 months ago

It’s always a breath of fresh air reading your posts, Cindy! Amazing!!๐Ÿ’•

Rishika Jain
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿค—

Shelly DS
11 months ago

Smaller gatherings help us truly connect with people on a personal level. Embrace it, because life will probably be different next year <3

Shelly DS
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

I did thanks~ but surprise surprise Thanksgiving is only in the US and Canada ๐Ÿ˜›

thereluctantpoet
11 months ago

Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

thereluctantpoet
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ˜‚

thereluctantpoet
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Always love reading and sharing your posts, My Dear!
xoxox ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒนโœจ

thereluctantpoet
11 months ago

A wonderful piece with great photos and verses! So beautiful, Cindy!!! Thanks so much for sharing your Thanksgiving with us! So happy to see the joy of your family at Thanksgiving, My Dear!
xoxox ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ˜

thereluctantpoet
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

xoxox ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒน

radhikasreflection
11 months ago

Family, gratitude, tree plantation, food a perfect thanks giving Cindy. So happy that your daughter flew down to be with you โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

Kally
11 months ago

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones, Cindy.

โ€œAlthough Thanksgiving comes but once a year, every day should be a day of Thanks. Among all the challenges that we face as people with hearing loss there are certainly brighter moments in every day โ€“ moments that deserve to be recorded in our Gratitude Journal.โ€
โ€“ Monique Hammond

Introverted Thoughts
11 months ago

I’m glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Including plants was a beautiful and kind idea! I think the Pleiades turned out great! Thank you for sharing!โค๏ธโœจ

Introverted Thoughts
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

My pleasure! You too!๐Ÿ’•

Introverted Thoughts
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Of course!

marlene ford gf Sesse
marlene ford gf Sesse
11 months ago

What a wonderful way to celebrate thanksgiving especially in this difficult COVID year.
Happy you were able to have all of your family together each making their own special dish
to share . So much fun having everyone in the kitchen creating food sharing their love for each other telling stories of other thanksgivingโ€™s etc. kudos to you for making that happen in your own special way. The pictures depict a very loving family grateful for each otherโ€™s friendship .
A lovely tribute to loving parents.as always your poems are beautiful.
Sending prayers for all of you a healthy and safe holiday season๐Ÿ’•

Carol anne
11 months ago

Hi Cindy! I am so glad you had a nice thanksgiving! I am in Ireland, we don’t have that holiday here. But I celebrated it anyway with all of my US friends, I had a friendsgiving. xoxo

Samreen Asad
11 months ago

Family is indeed always and must be of foremost importance in our lives, it’s so good to hear you all happy and blessed. Also, soo good as you said that your daughter didn’t listened to youโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š And your poems, they are so beautifully, wisely penned Cindy, just loved them and of course there you are, sooo beautiful โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿค—
Have a happy and blessed family Sunday ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜˜

Kumar Harsh
11 months ago

What an excellent way to celebrate thanksgiving in these turbulent times Cindy. Loved how each family member contributed something to the pot and everything looked so good. Loved your poem as well. The gift of giving is something very few can afford and give. You of all people have it in plenty. Thank you so much for this warm post. Hope you had an excellent thanksgiving. ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜‡

Kumar Harsh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

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Halbarbera
11 months ago

Thanksgiving Earth Works
Each holiday
Each day
In every way!

Eromonsele Emmanuel
11 months ago

Happy Thanksgiving in Arrears Cindy. Yes, family is an integral part of society and your poem is so enjoyable as usual.

I’m most happy to hear that you’re planting replacement trees. It’s great news and I hope more people learn from this act of kindness to mother nature.

Eromonsele Emmanuel
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

I am doing absolutely well Cindy. But my hands have been a but picky on WordPress for the meantime.

Thanks for emphasising the importance of family.

Eromonsele Emmanuel
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

Thanks a bundle.

Eromonsele Emmanuel
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

๐Ÿ˜Š

indianeskitchen
11 months ago

I agree with you, it was SO nice not rushing to get food ready for Thanksgiving dinner and feeling completely laid back!

Betul Erbasi
11 months ago

Seems like it was a blissful night!

A Star on the Forehead
11 months ago

It looks like a wonderful time was had by all! Could this be new tradition?
I love the poem and the tree planting!
Many blessings! โ™ฅโ™ฅ

jonicaggiano
11 months ago

What an amazing and wonderful story. Yea!!! I love that. It isnโ€™t about food, it is about being thankful and sounds like the perfect opportunity for that. So glad you had this opportunity. Love โค๏ธ Joni

M Jay Dixit
11 months ago

Both of your poems are so peaceful! Lovely post, Cindy โค๏ธ

Ruelha
11 months ago

Wow Cindy….I hope you get an abundant harvest….lots of lemonade for you๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿน…
Those glass stickers are gorgeous…..I love the idea….๐Ÿฅ‚
Both of your poems were so lovely…..I learned something new today. I never heard of Pleiades…..both the topics are so dear to me and you did full justice to them both….
Hugs and love
Rue๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐ŸŽ€

Ruelha
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
11 months ago

It’s like I can drink my feelings/mood….or at least convey it…..๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿท….
Fun indeed…..got to try it out sometime ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ’ญ๐Ÿ˜Š
๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐ŸŽ€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ˜

Jonathan Caswell
9 months ago

Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
YAY-!!!!!!

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