hanksgiving as a non-nation based national holiday celebration liberates us too from idealising mom's culinary supremacy over every root vegetable under the earth's crust. It seems that the more time-consuming the preparations, the greater the expectation that everyone will appreciate them, as moments of tenderness bristle with pique.
Jo is the epitome of human strength, courage and love. Her daily commitment to focusing her attention on being thankful can teach us all a thing or two about gratitude. Giving thanks is giving Jo her life back by reminding her what she still has right now. As such, gratitude is incredibly powerful and comforting.