Today I’m thankful for Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, the roof over our head keeping us dry (hoping for some rain today, that would be more to be thankful for!), a wood fire to keep us warm, plenty of food to cook and eat, family to share it with, and love all around us.
Archives for Thanksgiving
Jessica and Delilah made this lovely centerpiece.
Andy helped entertain the kids while we cooked.
|Here’s the breakfast feast: Sourdough pancakes, fruit salad, bacon, eggs, pigs-in-a-blanket, and hash brown casserole!|
And here’s the breakfast crowd: Laura, Sheldon, Delilah, Andy,
Emma, Jessica, Curtis, Byrce, Jennifer, Tina, and Richard
It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors. —George Washington, Thanksgiving Proclamation, 3 October 1789
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
Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart. —Seneca
I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and new. —Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. —Henry Ward Beecher
Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday. The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production. —Ayn Rand
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say ‘thank you?’ —William A. Ward
Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things. —Horace
Gratitude is the sign of noble souls. —Aesop
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. —Cicero
True thanksgiving means that we need to thank God for what He has done for us, and not to tell Him what we have done for Him. —George R. Hendrick
How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child’s personality. A child is resentful, negative, or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness; they draw people. —Sir John Templeton
Here’s the group for Thanksgiving breakfast, L-R: Marvin (Andy’s brother), Serena (Marvin’s daughter), Curtis (neighbor boy/son-type), Delilah, Bryce, Jessica, Andy, Jennifer (hiding behind Justin), Justin, Calie, Richard, and Tina. This turned out to be one of our better group photos. I’m thinking it will be the Christmas card!
Jessica had a wonderful craft for us where we made a turkey like the one in the middle of this photo. We wrote different things we were thankful for on the “feathers.”
Richard holds up his turkey with his thankful stuff on it.
Click here for a Thanksgiving wishes movie I made several years ago.
Click here for all my Thanksgiving blog messages.
When you have eaten and are satisfied,
praise the Lord your God for the good land he
has given you. Be careful that you do not forget
the Lord. . . Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied,
when you build fine houses and settle down, and when
your herds and flocks grow large and your silver
and gold increase and all you have is multiplied,
then your heart will become proud and
you will forget the Lord your God. . .
Thanks to Kit Pharo of Pharo Cattle Company for reminding us of this very important fact!
Click here for a pdf file of a “Thanksgiving Guest Liability and Indemnification Agreement” you might want to get each of your Thanksgiving guests to sign before they partake of the bounty of your feast!
The web page which wrote this wonderful piece has some other great articles too. Check them out here.