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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

"Thanksgiving is the holiday of peace, the celebration of work and the simple life... a true folk-festival that speaks the poetry of the turn of the seasons, the beauty of seedtime and harvest, the ripe product of the year - and the deep, deep connection of all these things with God." ~Ray Stannard Baker


T is for the trust the pilgrims had so many years ago
H is for the harvest the settlers learnt to grow
A is for America, the land in which we live
N is for nature and beauty which she gives
K is for kindness, gentle words, thoughtful deeds
S is for smiles, the sunshine everyone needs
G is for gratitude... our blessings big and small
I is for ideas, letting wisdom grow tall
V is for voices, singing, laughing, always caring
I is for Indians, who taught them about sharing
N is for neighbors, across the street, over the sea
G is for giving of myself to make a better me

by Judith.A. Lindberg

"Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." ~ Oprah Winfrey


"Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds." ~Theodore Roosevelt
We Give Thanks
Our Father in Heaven,
We give thanks for the pleasure
Of gathering together for this occasion.
We give thanks for this food
Prepared by loving hands.
We give thanks for life,
The freedom to enjoy it all
And all other blessings.
As we partake of this food,
We pray for health and strength
To carry on and try to live as You would have us.
This we ask in the name of Christ,
Our Heavenly Father.

by: Harry Jewell

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
"Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse." ~ Henry Van Dyke
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  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you have a lovely day.


  2. Have a most blessed Thanksgiving!

  3. A good holiday to you and loved ones.Steve

  4. Hi Coreen, Beautiful post. Hope you and your family have a wonderful day and weekend.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, dear Coreen,

  6. Awesome quotes! Hope yours is safe and wonderful!

  7. Happy Thanksgiving, I hope you have a truly beautiful day. hugs.

  8. Happy Thanksgiving dearest one!!!!

  9. i hope you have an amazing thanksgiving!

  10. Happy Thanksgiving, may your day be filled with lots of blessings and lots of food!

  11. Coreen, your posts fill my heart! Happy Thanksgiving, dearest! Enjoy the family meet!!! :) Lots of love!

  12. I know you have had many hurdles to cross in life, On Thanksgiving Day I have awarded you with an award, It's on my latest blog entilted
    Happy Thanksgiving Day.


  13. This is so thoughtful.
    creative and loving acrostics,way to go...

    awards/treats 4 u

  14. Hope you and your family had a very Happy Thanksgiving.

  15. If ever there were a "drug" for happiness, it would be gratitude!


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