You don’t need the Macy’s parade, football, or Black Friday for it to be Thanksgiving. You don’t even need to be in America. All you need is good food and good fellowship. I forgot to bring my camera today, so instead you get words.

I am thankful for: friends and family seated around one table with good food, wine, and conversation to be had; learning to cook sweet potato casserole; playing and reading book after book after book to my favourites; eating three kinds of pie; watching the town’s St Andrews Day fireworks with my housemate from our spare room’s window; singing along to jazzy Christmas carols; living in Scotland; crunching snow underfoot; being friend, sister, and aunt.

Happy Thanksgiving.