I love thanksgiving so much that I’ve been perpetuating this American tradition in Switzerland for several years now. Tonight, after having cooked for 25 people, I sit back thinking of all that I am grateful for. One particular thing comes to mind. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to discover the south of the United States. I’ve only been fortunate enough to travel to Louisiana and Georgia, but I plan on doing a full southern road trip one day.
- The hospitality – Southerners always make you feel welcome and no one knows how to host a better party.
- The “Colgate” smiles – I’ve never found people with whiter teeth or bigger smiles. Not to mention the perfect lipstick.
- Selfcare – Southerners know how to take care of themselves and always look perfect. As my sisters and I say, “Looking good, means feeling good, means doing good”.
- The water – It seems to be omnipresent. There’s always a lake, a river or an ocean to bring serenity.
- The music – Whether it’s jazz or country I love it.
- The food – The best food of the country is in the south.
- Life’s pleasures – People take full advantage of them. In French we would say “bon vivant”, meaning someone who knows how to really enjoy life.
- The rhythm of life – Not too fast.
- Spanish moss dangling from trees – Pure magic.
- Sweet tea – The best drink in a hot summer afternoon.
- Porches – The best place to dream on a rocking chair and to drink sweet tea.
- The weather – Hot and humid, just how I love it, and my skin does too.
- Traditions – I have recently realized that I’m a tradition kind of gal.
- The importance of family – nothing is more important to me.
- The accent – My favorite.
On this note, happy Sunday y’all.