I am so grateful to all my family, friends and readers for all the love, affection and support. This site would not be possible without all the support I get from all of you.

I am grateful for all the dishes I make that fail miserably.. giving me a chance to learn.

I am grateful for all the friends who love and even for those who leave… I learn from you all.

I am grateful for the mess the fallen leaves make in my yard.. a reminder that no matter how dark things seem, spring is around the corner and will show  up again.

I am grateful for a husband who gives amazing back rubs.

I am grateful for kids who can tell the difference between ginger and galangal and who teach me everyday what it means to be a parent.

I am grateful for neighbors who bring me “lime caviar.”

I am grateful for colleagues who sell me “manna.”

I am grateful for friends who dont hang up when I call and say, “Guess what happened now…”

I am grateful I can share my world and my abundance everyday with friends and family.

I am grateful for friends who make me laugh and for those who hug me when I cry.

I am grateful to my parents who watch my insanity and just offer love.

I am grateful to my sister for supporting me no matter how crazy I seem.

I am grateful to the Universe and the stars for letting me dream…. on and on and on.

I wish you all a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving. I hope that, no matter what you are cooking or eating, all your meals are touched with magic.

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  1. Beautiful, Monica. Thank you for sharing this, on top of all the wisdom you’ve shared on this site.

    I am grateful for words, and for the many opportunities we have to express ourselves and to share those words.

    I am grateful for food, for the abundance that we have around us, and for the chance to enjoy it and to share it with people I love.

    I am grateful for my children and for the fact that they’re around to drive me crazy.

    This year, I am grateful for life. As a cancer survivor, that gratitude has new meaning for me now, and always will.

    I hope that we are all able to realize how much we have, and how much we can give to others. Wishing a peaceful Thanksgiving to all. 🙂

    1. THanks, Beth and my best to you. I think sometimes, we all forget that the fact that we can get on the computer and read something means that we are more abundant than half the world. It is easy to associate abundance with those who have millions.. and NOTHING could be farther from the truth. My best friend told me yesterday that abundance that comes from within is the biggest wealth that we can have. Nothing else matters. I wish you and yours a glorious and blessed season!

  2. Beautifully written Monica and so so true!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.

    I did read the book you recommended recently ‘Spoonful of Promises’ and I must say, Modern Spice and its stories is still my most favorite, this new book is good but didnt touch my heart as Modern Spice did. A Big Thank You for writing such a beautiful book. I can’t wait for your next one.

    Love and Warm Regards,

  3. So many things to be thankful for…. as for you Monica, I am blessed to call you my friend. Happy thanksgiving!

  4. Thanks,Monica! This is such a beautiful piece. I am grateful & blessed to have you in my life. Thanks for all the support, encouragement and friendship! Cheers!

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    1. What a sweet and lovely post! That young lady is going to be just fine. She is such a sweetheart.. like you!

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