We Are the World Blogfest — Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

Wow, did we go through a whole cycle of the moon already?  It seems like a minute ago we were here, spreading the good news, uplifting each other and ourselves.  And given that this time around the We Are the World Blogfest, (#WATWB) is the day after Thanksgiving, it’s only appropriate that this post is one of giving thanks.  Here are three stories of thanks-giving that I’d like to share:

The first is about a Brazilian couple who met their future dog on their wedding day.  The dog, a stray, crashed the wedding and then, despite being shown to the door a time or two, stuck around for the nuptials and even took a nap on the bride’s veil.  Check the story out here:


Want more inspiration?  The Greater Good magazine out of Berkeley, California offers tips on becoming more grateful.  Check them out here:

And finally, one of the most forward thinkers of our time offers us “The Thanksgiving Reader” for those who want to immerse themselves in family, gratitude, and possibilities.

The quotes and thoughts therein will provide inspiration for making a ruckus of a grateful noise around your Thanksgiving table.

I know these stories will provide your heart with the lift it needs.

In case you forgot the guidelines for #WATWB, here they are again:

Your cohosts for this month are:  Shilpa Garg, Inderpreet Uppal, Sylvia Stein, Susan Scott, Andrea Michaels and Damyanti Biswas . Please link to them in your WATWB posts and go say hi!

1. Keep your post to Below 500 words, as much as possible.

2. Link to a human news story on your blog, one that shows love, humanity, and brotherhood. Paste in an excerpt and tell us why it touched you. The Link is important, because it actually makes us look through news to find the positive ones to post.

3. No story is too big or small, as long as it Goes Beyond religion and politics, into the core of humanity.

4. Place the WE ARE THE WORLD badge or banner on your Post and your Sidebar. Some of you have already done so, this is just a gentle reminder for the others.

5. Help us spread the word on social media. Feel free to tweet, share using the #WATWB hastag to help us trend!

Tweets, Facebook shares, Pins, Instagram, G+ shares using the #WATWB hashtag through the month most welcome. We’ll try and follow and share all those who post on the #WATWB hashtag, and we encourage you to do the same.

Have your followers click Here to enter their link and join us! Bigger the #WATWB group each month, more the joy!
Happy Thanksgiving!
pjlazos 11.22.17











About Pam Lazos

writer, blogger, environmentally hopeful
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34 Responses to We Are the World Blogfest — Giving Thanks

  1. Tara Eaton says:

    Inteeresting read

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thank you so much for the gentle reminder of what matters! 🙂

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Kally says:

    Your blog is awesome! I’m so glad you’ve found me!

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Love the stories, especially the one about the dog 🙂

    Liked by 5 people

  5. Delightful stories! That dog was quite surprising!
    Wishing you a wonderful and peace-filled season 🙂

    Liked by 6 people

  6. Aquileana says:

    The first story is so touching… That dog could certainly be considered a marriage prosperity messenger. It would be hard to ignore some sort of hidden meaning there (Even if it is hidden and /or we are not superstitious)… Beautiful post, Pam!. Sending love & best wishes 😀

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  7. JoAnna says:

    I love a good dog story about love. What a wonderful, compassionate couple! And a smart dog! Thanks for sharing this!

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  9. Nothing beats a story involving a wedding… and a dog! Priceless! 🙂
    Thank you for this heart-warming piece!

    Writer In Transit

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  10. Susan Scott says:

    I reckon the dog was their best wedding present. I loved the story thank you so much!

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  11. datmama4 says:

    It takes a special bride to allow a stray dog to nap on her wedding gown. I’m glad she embraced the dog who knew he was meant to be theirs. Thanks for three great articles.

    Liked by 5 people

  12. Adan Ramie says:

    I love this! It’s a great story to prove that, like the old proverb goes, we never know what’s good news and what’s bad news. This couple could have chosen to look at their wedding crasher as a bad sign, but instead they embraced something else good that could come from their special day. What a wonderful story. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. hilarymb says:

    Hi PJ – loved the dog story … but that dress is one attractive on – perhaps better with the now family pet on it! Amazing creatures – how things can happen for them … and they make it happen – so pleased the couple are dog lovers … cheers Hilary

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  14. Ken Dowell says:

    Loved the dog story. Sat on the couch with my dog’s head on my lap as I read it. Happy ThNksgiving.

    Liked by 5 people

  15. KDKH says:

    I love the story of the dog at the wedding! I keep a gratitude journal as suggested in the middle article. I’m going to see how to Incorporate the other suggestions in my life. Thanks for the food for thought- and gratitude.

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