In Australia we do not celebrate Thanksgiving Day as such but I do really try to be thankful every day that I have health and happiness.Two years ago I sat at the above table celebrating Thanksgiving in Boston. I was very happy and thankful to be with family and friends. One year ago I sat at a very multicultural table in Marrakesh, happy and thankful for newfound friends. This year I don't even own a table to sit at or an oven to cook in but I am just as happy and thankful as in past years. I have chosen to live without 'things' for a while and have proven to myself that they are not at all vital to my happiness. I am endlessly thankful though that I am in a position to make such a choice and it has not been forced upon me by a regime, by poverty, by war or by some other unspeakable adversity or atrocity. I think November 26th is as good a day as any for me to reflect and acknowledge that there by the grace of God go I.