The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings

Thanksgiving Dinner - RoomIt’s far too easy to forget that we have so many things to be thankful for in our lives. Jobs ending, relationships gone bad, never seeming to have enough of what we want… things like those all tend to weigh so heavily on us we have a difficult time remembering the things we do have. I am as guilty of that as the next person. I have to make a conscious effort at times to take a step back and look at the big picture and all that I do have, instead of focusing on the little pictures of what I don’t.

I decided I wanted to do a Thanksgiving pic in SL, so I grabbed some friends and made them sit still while I fussed with lighting and item placement. My friend Colby – in his infinite knowledge of me and my family – said, “If this is going to be anything like your real family Thanksgiving, we need a picture of someone with a mouthful of mashed potatoes sticking their tongue out.” (Thank my dear brother for that.)

I chose to skip the open mouthed potato pic and stuck to the less nauseating, festive pictures. (If nothing else – you now have that to be thankful for. Kidding!) I tried to have the picture give a sense of a family gathering, complete with mischievous little guy trying to sneak a dessert BEFORE dinner. I don’t usually have a group of people in my pictures – crashes and rezzing issues with a group can sometimes be tricky, but I think I did pretty good. Took some time, but we laughed all the way through.

Thanksgiving DinnerBelow are some of the details, closer up…

Thanksgiving Dinner - DessertsThanksgiving Dinner - Sleeping DogThanksgiving Dinner - Fireplace

 “I am thankful for my struggle because without it, I wouldn’t have stumbled across my strength.”  ~ Unknown

Thanksgiving Dinner - SnugsI wish all of you – whether you celebrate the holiday or not – a day of thankfulness and remembering the good in your lives. Happy Thanksgiving. ~ Finn

Listening to >>>

Thank You

Finn is wearing >>>

SKIN: -Glam Affair- Rose Skin (Jamaica) 01
HAIR: DeLa* Mesh Hair “Inga” Blacks and Whites
EYES: IKON Promise Eyes – Industrial
HANDS: Slink
TATTOO: [Atooly] infinity Tattoo & Garden of Ku – The Wired Garden
EARS: [MANDALA]Steking EARS
DRESS: Tee*fy Celeste Dress – Midnight

Rid is wearing >>>

SKIN: *BIRTH* Brick Skin (ForestTone) [@ TMD]
HAIR: Dura – Boy 24 – Black
EYES: IKON Sunrise Eyes – Gaelic Silver
SWEATER: Etham – Casual Double Cardigan – Black [@ TMD]
JEANS: Lenox 2015 Denim Mens [@ TMD]

POSE >>> Glitterati Pieces

Colby is wearing >>>

SKIN: *BIRTH* Nico Skin (lighttone)
HAIR: [Shag] – Shine On – Monochromes
EYES: [LeLutka]-Ellis Eyes-Sleet
FACIAL HAIR: Valiant & Sacred Chin Strap v1 Darker
JACKET: Cold Ash – Chilton Leather Jacket [@ TMD]
JEANS: Ronsem Straight Jeans / blue
GLASSES: Role Optic – ARES I

Adrieane is wearing >>>

SKIN: al vulo – Eleonor *Son of Flowers (Group Gift)
HAIR: Damselfly – Carlie Mesh – Mixed Pack
EYES: IKON Eternal Eyes – Peak (Group Gift)
DRESS: Bueno – Ella – Sweater Dress – Forest [@ Kustom9]
BOOTS: Ducknipple Mesh: Cowgirl Boots

Izzy (Mini-me) is wearing >>>

SKIN: ~Mynerva~ Little Milena – Apricot
HAIR: Magika Sudden [01]
EYES: IKON Horizon Eyes – Blue
BODY: ~ToddleeDoo – BabyGirl
DRESS: {Vicarious Youth} Thanksgiving Sweater/Skirt – Pilgrim Squirrel [@ Woodland Treasures]
SHOES: {Petite Boutique} Autumn Shoes

CJ is wearing >>>

SKIN: .::Mother Goose’s::. MiChi boy02
HAIR: *ARGRACE* Baseball cap2/Jacob – Blacks
EYES: IKON ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Blue Deep
BODY: ~ToddleeDoo – BabyBoy
SWEATER: BoOgErS V-neck Sweater Blue Stripe
JEANS: BoOgErS TD Mesh Dark
SHOES: BoOgErS Coal Canvas Slip-Ons

DECOR >>>

!! Follow Us !! Fireplace irons
“Be Merry” Thanksgiving Centerpiece & Feast
(fd) Cat – 19 Cuddling Pair RARE *
+Half-Deer+ Sleepy Italian Greyhound in Dog Bed – Fawn
*Paper Flowers* Boost Me Up! – Bows *
*Paper Flowers* Boost Me Up! – Racecar *
Apple Fall Reaching Plant * [@ Chapter 4]
Apple Fall Stepladder * [@ Chapter 4]
Apple Fall Hydrangea Bunch
[Brixley] Autumn is Calling Frame *
[DDD] Autumn Cornucopia
Casita – Autumn Blocks A, B & C and Autumn Banner B * [@ Woodland Treasures]
junk. firewood holder
PILOT – Railroad Tie Chandelier
Trompe Loeil – Antique Hutch Natural
Trompe Loeil – Antique Kitchen Chair
Trompe Loeil – Antique Kitchen Table
Trompe Loeil – Decorative Sleigh Natural with Pillow
Trompe Loeil – Fireplace Logs and Fire
Zigana. rugs . Natural & Rose
{Babysteps} Apple Pockets * [@ Woodland Treasures]
{Babysteps} Black Forest Cherry Sweet Loaf * [@ Woodland Treasures]
{Babysteps} Caramel Cranberry Petite Fours * [@ Woodland Treasures]
{Babysteps} Chocolate Cranberry Petite Fours * [@ Woodland Treasures]
{Babysteps} Pumpkin Tarts * [@ Woodland Treasures]
{what next} Pumpkin Pie
{what next} Slice of Pumpkin Pie
{what next} Fall Garland

Scarlet Creative Lavender Brown House [@ Collabor88]

Title quote by Eric Hoffer

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