Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful.

Evelyne Holingue

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A few days ago I wrote that November has always been a special month for me.

Yet since I live in the US, this is definitely Thanksgiving that makes November so special. France doesn’t have the equivalent of Thanksgiving, so I will write a post in French for my French friends, as we get closer to the holiday. Promise!

But this one is for my fellow Americans who are the reason why I love this big, often overwhelmingly big, and beautiful, often achingly beautiful, country.

Sounds too cliché and sentimental?

Most immigrants I’ve met are either over critical or over enamored with their native land.

Let’s say that I love much more about the US than I dislike.

People make a country.

Celebrations and traditions help too.

Thanksgiving, in my opinion, is one of the celebrations that have the power to unite people, regardless of their differences.

Although my kids taught…

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