Grateful at Thanksgiving


At this time of Thanksgiving, we are grateful for all the people who traveled to be with us and to celebrate with us!  We were lucky to spend Thanksgiving with our family and celebrate Zachary’s Bar Mitzvah together. I read this poem which my sister found for me at the Bar Mitzvah, and was reminded yet again how fortunate we are.

Be loyal to your friends.
Be understanding to your enemies.
Be strong enough to face the world each day.

Be weak enough to know you cannot do everything alone.

Be generous to those who need your help.

Be wise enough to know that you do not know everything.
Be foolish enough to believe in miracles.

Be willing to share your joys.

Be willing to share the sorrows of others.

Be a leader when you see a path others have missed.
Be first to congratulate an opponent who succeeds.

Be last to criticize a colleague who fails.

Be sure of your final destination, in case you are going the wrong way.
Be loving to those who love you..

Be loving to those who do not love you; they may change.

Above all, Be yourself. 

Thank you for your support and for reading our blog. On December 9th, our blog will have been online for six months and we are already at over 8,600 views! We will keep bringing you more thoughts and photos about our travels especially next month when we will be in Cartagena, Colombia!

We have a new blog! Check out Science Isn’t Scary and be the first to get details about SIMPLY SCIENCE CAMP for June 2011! Science isn’t scary is full of information about science, education, teaching and great hands-on ideas for science experiments to create lifelong learners and little linchpins! Check out the JUST FOR KIDS page with links to the best websites. (Thanks to Jill and Lowell for the inspiration for this page)
A few last thoughts from Seth Godin:

A Modern Thanksgiving 

“Wherever you are, you could celebrate Thanksgiving…

Not the Thanksgiving of a bountiful harvest before the long winter, the holiday of pilgrims and pie. That’s a holiday of scarcity averted. I’m imagining something else…
A modern Thanksgiving would celebrate two things:
The people in our lives who give us the support and love we need to make a difference, and…
The opportunity to build something bigger than ourselves, something worth contributing. The ability to make connections, to lend a hand, to invent and create.”
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!
Lisa and George

ps. We had a recent request for private consulting. So to all who are wondering, YES we are available! Please use the contact us link to email us your questions, comments, or for travel help!

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver, M.A. Education, is a television host, travel journalist as well as a passionate artist, educator and writer who has explored 101 countries, 6 continents and sailed on cruise ships for seven years on the high seas and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of We Said Go Travel which was read in 212 countries in 2018 and named #3 on the top 1000 Travel Blog and the top female travel blogger 3 times in 2019. Find her talking travel at KTLA TV and in her We Said Go Travel videos with over one million views on her YouTube channel. She has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on both Twitter and Facebook, has over 150,000 followers across social media and ran fifteen travel competitions publishing over 2500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. She has been a finalist for six Southern California Journalism Awards in the past three years and won an award for her Jewish Journal article. Niver has written for AARP, American Airways, Delta Sky, En Route (Air Canada), Hemispheres (United Airlines), Jewish Journal, Luxury Magazine, Ms. Magazine, Myanmar Times, National Geographic, POPSUGAR, Robb Report, Saturday Evening Post, Scuba Diver Life, Sierra Club, Ski Utah, Smithsonian, Trivago, USA Today 10best, Wharton Magazine and Yahoo. She is writing a book, “Brave Rebel: 50 Scary Challenges Before 50,” about her most recent travels and challenges. Look for her underwater SCUBA diving, in her art studio making ceramics or helping people find their next dream trip.

6 responses to “Grateful at Thanksgiving

  1. JP wrote to us "Beautiful pictures…meaningful ceremonies and treasured words….what a lovely thanksgiving weekend you have had."

    Thank you! We sure did!

  2. Lisa,
    I'm glad you had such a joyful Thanksgiving! Did you write the poem? It's beautiful and inspiring.
    Thanks for the reminder!
    Judy W.

  3. I love your blog.Thanks for sharing your thanksgiving experience.You had a good thanks giving day.All the best for future travel to Cartagena, Colombia!

  4. AG said "And I thought I had a lot going on right now!! = )Mazel Tov for the Bar Mitzvah.
    Congrats on the page views…and the private consult and Science Camp and…what am I missing?! Hooray for so many things to celebrate!!!"
    Thanks so much AG!

  5. Hows your travel going………
    Want to know about your travel experience of Cartagena, Colombia!!!!

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