Happy Thanksgiving!


Hey folks, again sorry for the slow posting but I am working on three projects. I truly do expect two of them to be ready to be unveiled here within a week or two (esp for December 1). The third one won’t be ready until next year. But hang in there with me, it’s good stuff!

Every year, Thanksgiving is a very special day. Because it’s such a major holiday in America and because it’s just a regular day here in Romania, it always means I get a unique opportunity to rest, give thanks and give something back. Every Thanksgiving I’ve ever had in Romania has been a special occasion because of this.

This morning I had the opportunity to spend some time with the young man you see above, a homeless guy living right here in Unicorn City that I’ve known for some time. You might remember his story from Down and Out in Cluj-Napoca and The Ghost of Simonides.

With the cold weather and a very precarious financial situation, obviously he’s in a tough spot. I really don’t want to get too much into further details at the risk of becoming a Misery Pimp myself. But it is quite clear that he’s certainly less fortunate than I am and part of how I honored Thanksgiving today was spending some time with him.

If you are in America and/or you celebrate Thanksgiving, I wish you all the best. If that’s not your culture, at least pause for a moment and give thanks for all of the good things in your life and never forget that there are others out there who have it harder than you do.

Peace

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4 Responses »

  1. The perfect post for Thanksgiving – thank you, Sam.
    And a happy one to you, too!

  2. All I saw today was a Thanksgiving day form a Romanian perspective but being in USA. Nice, seeing an American perspective form my home land. “Shifting perspectives is always nicely surprising :)”

  3. You really have a big heart. May God bless you for it.

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