Today is Thanksgiving and I’m spending it at home, surrounded by peace and quiet. (My favorite way to celebrate the holidays!) And since I’m a vegetarian I don’t have a need to cook a turkey or any of the other trimmings that go with Thanksgiving dinner.

“Man did not weave the web of life – he is merely a strand in it. 
Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”  Chief Seattle, 1854

I was in high school when I first read Chief Seattle’s words, and a Thanksgiving hasn’t gone by where I haven’t thought about them.

View of Haleakala at sunset


I had a lovely walk this morning and came back and planted flowers in the yard. Both activities allowed me plenty of time to think about all the things I’m grateful for—friends, family, pets, health, a great relationship…

Truly my list could go on and on.

My cat Bamboo Bubba Lou

I find Thanksgiving a great time to remember that wealth comes in many forms, not just the almighty dollar.

After traveling to the mainland last week, Steven and I were happy to return to our furry and feathery family.

Admittedly, we weren’t ready to be very active on this week’s day of fun, so we went to the movies and saw J. Edgar Hoover. It was a bit slow, but very interesting.

Next week I’ll be out and about exploring this beautiful island some more.

Gabriella & Violet ~ too sweet for words

Words of wisdom from my friend Rei (yes, I actually have a friend named Rei), Be thankful everyday, not just on Thanksgiving Day.

See you next week.

If you would like to learn more about Chief Seattle there is a lot of information on the internet. Two good sources are:

Sinbad ~ he was my mother’s bird, but now he is ours