Thursday, November 25, 2010 — — —— — —— — —— Special Thanksgiving Edition #144

I'm Cameron Shippee
the grandson of my Pop
Russell R. Shippee.
He's an author,
speaker and life coach.
BTW: I helped him
write the next seminar
"Bucket List"

11-30 9am & 12-01 3pm est


"I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new."

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thanksgiving History

The first gathering among the pilgrims and the Winnebago Indians took place in 1621, It was an autumn harvest festival.

In 1789 President George Washington declared Thanksgiving a national holliday.

. . . it’s me, Cameron.

Last week Pop wrote about letting go and then told you there would be no letter for Thanksgiving. He did recommend writing a list of what you are thankful for.

Well, I am not letting go, so I’m writing to you. This is my third Thanksgiving so I know Pop will go around the table asking everyone what they are thankful for and what they accomplished this year. It’s a good idea. I know that our family members work all year to get ready with a good answer they are proud of.

So, might you go around your table asking each person what they are thankful for and what they accomplished this year? I promise the second year they will be ready with a better answer. Once they know they have to tell you what they accomplished, they work harder all year to have an accomplishment they are proud to share around the table.

Did you write a list of what you are thankful for? I DID. I’ll share mine below, if you send me yours.

What I Am Thankful For
by Cameron Shippee

My parents
My grandparents
My aunts, uncles, cousins
My friends, and everyone who is so nice to me

All the love people give me
My ability to love, to make people smile, and happy

All that my parents, Mimi and others have taught me
Summer vacation on the boat in Edgartown
Going out in Daddy’s boat around Wickford harbor
Music lessons
Good food, a warm bed, a loving home life
Summer at the beach eating fries for lunch

Thomas the Train set
All my cars and toys
My health and growth
Potty training (even though I give them a hard time)

PLUS . . .

I am thankful for someone I can’t wait to share with you. His name is Aiden. He’s my newest cousin! He's the son of Aunt Katy and Uncle John, and I can’t wait for him to get home so I can visit him. I hope he likes turkey too.

OK, now make your list.You can send it to me if you want,
but be sure to make it fun.

Click here to share your thankful list

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Thanksgiving to be truly Thanksgiving is first thanks and then giving

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