There are reasons to be thankful every day of the year. Sometimes we forget and recollect the traditional sayings of family, friends, and fortune on the “big” day; which, by no means, we should not be thankful for.
Everyone has that friend or loved that is especially difficult to shop for. You know that person. You’re checking off your list and then you get stumped on that one name. Admittingly, I am usually that person; so, I know it’s difficult to shop for that introverted friend or family member.
When it comes to holidays, it is difficult to determine which holiday has the most significant meal. Is it Easter celebration or Christmas merriment? It is hard to say, but one thing is certain, the ONE holiday set around a table gathering is Thanksgiving.
These three items could be easily surmounted if not for the final inhibitors—fear and doubt. Public speaking terrified me, despite being a teacher (I spoke everyday), and I doubted that whatever I would say would be received. While I could have let these excuses hold me in a place of fear and stagnatism, I had to remember that I moved halfway across the world… by myself.
The black forest cake has German origins dating back to the 16th century. There various possibilities as to how the cake got it’s name and many believe it’s because the cake resembles traditional costumes worn by women in the Black Forest.