From Europe, with Gratitude

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.
Bill Gates

And yes!, thankful and sharing even more classic white photos on

"If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share." -W. Clement Stone

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” -W. Clement Stone

2 thoughts on “From Europe, with Gratitude

  1. Doris so beautifully stated….the world has cast God aside for fortune and game. I feel God had plans for me he brought me home from two campaigns in Viet Nam and when all hated me for serving he set before me a sweet young lady who has loved me for forty years and gave me two great sons. The second is my test of love from God a boy with Downes syndrome. Love has made him independent and self sufficient worker. I continue that love coaching basketball for special needs people. My next test is community veterans with press reached out and he pushed me to help as a motorcycle rider in the Patriot Guard to honor fallen veterans fire and police. Lastly God says spread the love and take care of your neighbors. Something most are too selfish to do. I feel he put us together here to show the world love and caring as friends across the world. I am so grateful for this as we think alike caring and kindness for all.
    I wish you and hubby a wonderful day of thanks to God for our wonderful friendship and the love we can share with others to bring peace to the world.
    Hugs an prayers for continued friendship

    1. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

      Love to you and all yours!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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