Gramercy is an archaic term it’s first known use dating back to the 14th century. Stemming from Middle English grand mercy, from Anglo-French grand merci meaning great thanks. In many ways gramercy is a great representative of interjections in the grammar world. An interjection being the adding of a word to a sentence to convey emotion. It lends a touch of personal, and what could be more personal then the strength of ones feelings, no? Now I like to think that I try to maintain a level of gramercy in my everyday, all year long. Be it in the whispered prayer of thanks given on a perfectly clear crisp autumn day, to a simple thank you to a friend, smile to a stranger, or an “I love you” to a pet. Yet still this time of year has always held a special place in my heart.
The holiday of Thanksgiving, the idea of a day based solely on that with which you are thankful. Stepping up and away from your usual day-to-day routine. To observe it’s use to your being. To note all of the little things that make up your big world. To see the forest for the trees and say thank you for the air that we breath. The swelling of heart and hearth as you bask in that which you love and are grateful. You feel more open in sight this time of year, when things could so easily be (And sometimes are) overwhelming, we can lose sight of this simple day. The gramercy of getting together for the sake of being together and the gramercy of counting your blessings.
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