I have never been to America. However, America has been to me. From 1987 when Reagan made his speech at the Brandenburg Gate to: “Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” For a Thanksgiving article, in 2016, mentioning Reagan, Gorbachev and 1987, probably sounds off topic. Yet for any person that has lived under a police state, in a society where giving thanks was regarded as “suspicious activity,” the arrival of Americans remains a good reason for being grateful. Every day of the year.
“I think that is a better thing than thanksgiving: thanks-living. How is this to be done? By a general cheerfulness of manner, by an obedience to the command of Him by whose mercy we live, by a perpetual, constant delighting of ourselves in the Lord, and by a submission of our desires to His will.”
What’s a quote by Charles Spurgeon doing on a blog like this?
Well, the Americans are no gods, they didn’t invent freedom, they don’t make happiness just happen. Therefore, a reasonable mind would know that if we’ve been given to live inside this hologram of a universe, then there’s a Guy on the other side of the screen. Only the thrill of waving out a cheerful hand and you’ll get the orgasm-like tickling on your spine.
Okay, thank the Americans for Reagan, the Lord for the hologram and other cool stuff, for family and friends, for loving and being loved, like Victor Hugo said.
“The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.”
Supreme happiness indeed.
I will continue by thanking you, if you read this, to tell you that your cyber-voyeurism, your eyes watching my photos, your minds devouring my videos, your written words enjoying my reading, all of these make me very very grateful. Thank You!!
Even if the above happens on random days of the year, for this occasion, I’ve picked up two more quotes for you.
“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
William Arthur Ward
“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.”
W. Clement Stone
In these 117 photos that I’m sharing now on Southern Charms (also grateful to SC for the service and infrastructure), I am wearing white. It is a way of telling that showing myself in my birthday suit, making love in front of the camera, being open about sex, is pure when the mind is clean and the soul is happy (and vice versa).
Enjoy the sharing, I thank you for the peeps!!
Wish you a blessed & beautiful Thanksgiving!!
And because days come and go, remember Bill Gates, another American.
You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.
And yes!, thankful and sharing even more classic white photos on CougarBunnies.com