November 22, 2012

A Very Buddhist Thanksgiving

What Are You Thankful For?

Happy Thanksgiving from the Tricycle staff!

We hope that your Thanksgiving is a day of warmth and gratitude and of sharing your time with those you treasure most. If it turns out to be something more along the lines of what comedian Johhny Carson once said, though...

"Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often."

...we offer our heartfelt empathy.

ThanksgivingTo get us into the Thanksgiving spirit this year, we decided to go around the office and ask the traditional Thanksgiving 'round-the-table question: "What are you thankful for this year?" Here's what we had to say:

Fabio Cutro, Art Director: "I am grateful for the mountains."

Emma Varvaloucas, Associate Editor: "I am grateful that my sister, father, mother, and I, usually spread out over the four corners of the globe, will all be in the same place for Thanksgiving this year."

Andrew Gladstone, Digital Media Coordinator: "I have seen and heard of strangers performing extraordinary acts of generosity and kindness in the aftermath of the hurricane, and so I am grateful for that hopeful reminder and that blow to my own cynicism."

Alex Caring-Lobel, Editorial Assistant:
"A wonderful job and two whole days off from it."

Rachel Hiles, Managing Editor: "Friends, family, flannel, and fuzzy slippers."

Andrew Cooper, Features Editor: "I receive a lot of support of many kinds from others. And since my strengths are few and my weaknesses abundant, I need it. So I try to be grateful for that support."

Jules Gordon, Development Assistant: "I am thankful for the arrival of my beautiful new baby cousin. And also Internet television."

Of course, it's your turn now. What are you thankful for this year?

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daveschutz's picture

That I recently started studying Buddhism and Mindfulness. Also for my family and friends and sangha.