November 25, 2009

Clicking Thanks

Thanksgiving is a reminder for all of us to be thankful for the blessings in our lives. Really, I suppose we should be doing that every day, but we’re all human and we get caught up in the routine of daily life. It’s not worth beating ourselves up over—this is why we have a whole day called Thanksgiving! We use this opportunity to do our token bit of appreciation for whatever it is we appreciate.

For example, I am grateful for the 26 turkeys that gave their lives so that I could have a traditional Thanksgiving meal. I always enjoyed it.


But may that number never become 27! I’m just not interested in eating turkey anymore, so no more birdies should suffer on my account. Show me to the side dishes.

In fact, scratch that—just show me to the airplane. I’m spending Thanksgiving en route to Japan to visit my parents. Plans while there include dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant serving shojin ryori, or vegetarian Zen Buddhist cuisine. To say I’m excited would be an understatement. Fortunately for you (or at least the blog), no one in Japan looks twice at people taking pictures of their meals, so I hope to be posting some exquisite food photos here soon! Until then, I have a handful of fabulous guest posts lined up for next week.

In the meantime, as long as you’re online already and all, how’s about I round up some clickable ways of giving thanks? Click down the list and you’ll have done a seriously good deed or two with far less time and effort involved than go in to roasting a turkey.

In light of the list I just made, it would be ironic if I failed to thank YOU for clicking HERE. And by ‘here’ I just mean my blog, period. I feel lucky to be able to interact with a bunch of really cool people on the interwebs, and if nothing else, I just want to say, “Thank you for stroking my ego.” If I were a baby getting a check-up right now, I’m sure the good doctor would tell me my head was in the 92nd percentile.

If only my boobs would catch up.

Happy, happy Thanksgiving!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Diana, your blog, you, your ideas, your honesty, and what you're all about is a great gift to the b'sphere. And I love it how you've thanked us all back. And the wishing your boobs would catch up comment....classic. LOL Enjoy your turkey-less day tomorrow...xoxox

ChocolateCovered-Katie said...

Ok, LOL about the last line!

And that's so awesome you're going to Japan!! Say hello to Narita for me (I'm assuming that's where you're flying into, but I could be wrong).

Happy Thanksgiving, Diana!

caronae said...

Trust me, you don't want big boobs, they're a pain :)
Awesome post, and have fun in Japan!

Devan Geselle. N said...


and what awesome links, girly!

have a fabulous weekend.

VeggieGirl said...


Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Diana! Have a fabulous weekend :-)

FoodFitnessFreshair said...

Wow, have an amazing time in Japan! I am thankful for you being able to spend time in Japan and take great pics while you are there! Happy Thanksgiving!

lesley lifting life said...

Happy Thanksgiving!! :) And safe travels ; )

Jenny said...

girl, I am the thankful one -- thank you for your blog, your creativity, your enthusiasm for life, your humor, and your consistency in always making my drool on myself.

Let's pray santa clause brings both of us some ta ta's eh?