Merry Evening my friends. After a busy day of errand running, house readying, cooking and baking, I’m stopping by to post my wishes to you all for a Happy Thanksgiving Day! I know how busy those of you who are hosting the day are …. and how ready Everyone is to enjoy the day with their family and friends, good food and good cheer! and of course Football! 🙂 No matter how simple or fancy your meal, whether you are two or twenty-two at your table…don’t forget to give thanks to the Universe…whatever you call the Divine….for the blessings in your life. It will make your day even better. For me, I thank the Goddess for the Blessings in my life and Mother Earth for her bounty that will be on my table this year.
In these economic times, many of us are struggling more, may have lost jobs etc. There may have been a loss in your family or you feel alone or ARE alone. I know sometimes it is very hard to find anything to be thankful for. But even if things aren’t as you wish them to be…there are things you can find, I’m sure! Most of the time being grateful is the last thing on our list of what’s on our mind…but try, for this day at least, to think about it. Your soul will be soothed when you do. If you are blessed like I am to have a wonderful family, loving friends, a roof over your head, food to eat, and maybe a furbaby or two who loves you uncondtionally..then you are wealthy in all the ways that are important!
I am most grateful to my family, my friends and my facebook family…I love you all! I’m going to leave you with a few quotes that are amongst my favorites, for both Thanksgiving and thankfulness. I use them as reminders to myself to be grateful…to find something everyday to be grateful for..no matter how bad the day may be going. I hope, however, your Thanksgiving is a marvelously happy day, that it is fun and drama- free and that you have to unbutton your pants because you are so full of great food!
“Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as
frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.”
~Edward Sandford Martin
“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful
that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.”
“Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast”.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
“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
“It is literally true, as the thankless say, that they have nothing to be thankful for. He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient. But a thankful heart hath a continual feast.”
Blessings of Love and Light, Autumn