Wednesday, November 26, 2008

This year I am thankful for....

you! I don't even know where to begin when counting my blessings this year. I have made some pretty big changes with my life and do not have a single regret. I am so thankful to be surrounded by such an awesome group of friends and family. None of this would have been possible without your support. I do not have a final tally, but from my current estimate, I will be staying in Ghana another 2 months! I am truly grateful and promise to make the world a better place with your support.

It doesn't really feel like Thanksgiving considering it is in the 90's every day, but we are gearing up for turkey day. I have been put in charge of Thanksgiving dinner this year. I did not have the heart to tell anyone that I don't know how to cook, so I am just going along with it all and figure it will work out just fine.

Yesterday, I traveled 2 hours by taxi to Ho, the nearest town. I stopped by a house to pick up my turkey and then headed off to the grocery store with my list. Well, this is where I was slapped in the face with the reality that I am in Africa. For starters the store was the size of my neighborhood 7-11. I don't know what I was expecting, but they also don't carry things like cream of mushroom soup, cranberries, etc. But, I won't give up on my famous green bean casserole. It is going to be one interesting Thanksgiving. I wish I had the time to list the random things I bought at the store. My brave colleagues have no idea what they are in for. I did buy two packages of chocolate chip cookies to make amends if necessary.

Well, I have so much to share with you, but unfortunately only have time for this short blurb. I didn't want to miss the opportunity to say Happy Thanksgiving and to let you know I am thinking of you. These last few months of traveling have given me the opportunity to do a lot of thinking and realize how blessed and fortunate I really am.

If you are traveling, please be safe. Enjoy your time with friends and family. And please do one nice thing for someone else...it can be a random person on the street...just make sure you pass along some goodness to the world.

Jenni

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving Jenni, Good Luck with your meal. I wish there was a reality cam in your Kitchen and we could all turn our tv on and see you. Godspeed Sunshine. .. All my love, mom.

Kim said...

I hope you were able to make Green Bean Casserol! I ate enough for the both of us if you didn't! Love and miss you!