Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is not a celebration we do in Haiti. I am just writing this post to express my gratitude. One thing you need to know is that Haitians are very grateful. If you do something good for them, they will stick with you and make sure you are OK. We know what hospitality is like.

Thanksgiving a symbolic day like every holiday to be grateful. Unfortunately some people call it turkey day or feat day and they will eat so much that they will have to stay in bed for the remainder of the week. For others it's a time to see this embarrassing family member and pretend they get along. Others are stressed 'cause they are going to have people over that they only see at this time of the year and would be so thankful if they did not show up!

I have had many people in my short life who have made some big impact in my life. One good thing about it they all know it. You know why 'cause I always thank them for that and no I do not wait for thanksgiving to do so.

I am not going to mention any names for their privacy but I want to thank God for first for setting us free through the sacrifice of his own begotten son Jesus-Christ!

I am thankful for my family! For my in-laws! I am thankful to to have a place to call home!

I am thankful for being a able to take a bath using hot water.

I am thankful that the Lord help me make a difference in at least one person's life (hope they are many more)

I am thankful for my friends!

I am thankful for the safety of my family and friends all over the world!

I am thankful that I can open the fridge and choose what I want to eat or decide to go to the groceries.

I am grateful that I can wake up!

I am thankful for this blog!

I am thankful for everything and I do not take anything for granted.

We spend more times complaining than being thankful ( I am the first one) but if we should just go around in hospitals, jails, third world countries and see how things are we would have been counting our blessings instead.

There is always something to be thankful for even when things are not going your way!

Thank you Lord for everything!
Happy thanksgiving to all of you whether it's a holiday thing for you or a way of life! Let's always be thankful!

What are you thankful for?


  1. Congrats Sam on your blog from one Haitian to another. I was adopted by an American missionary. I read your Thanksgiving blog this morning and enjoyed it. Have a good week! Kéto

  2. Kembè La Pa La Guè!!! Haïti La Perle des Antilles. Dieu Vous Protège...


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