Woman sifting grain at her family farm outside Bungamati, Nepal.
"From those to whom much is given; much is expected." - President John F. Kennedy
Even in these challenging times, we all have some tender mercies to appreciate. On this Thanksgiving, I am happy that my daughter is able to spend the holiday visiting her grandparents and cousins. And of course I have many other reasons for which to be thankful!
In the Netherlands - where it's not a holiday - we're planning to eschew the traditional Thanksgiving turkey for Rick Stein's spicy fish curry. Since it's proved quite the unpredictable year - with many unexpected twists and turns - David and I are not really in the mood for our usual Thanksgiving turkey, cranberry-and-orange stuffing, roast potatoes and sweet potato pie. After all, counting one's blessings doesn't require a specific menu.
Wherever you are - and whatever's on your table - wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving with family and friends!