Happy Thanksgiving


“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

Most of us will celebrate Thanksgiving tomorrow surrounded by family and friends. We will talk and laugh, we will watch a football game and will complain that we ate too much.

Thanksgiving is about giving thanks; giving thanks to a great harvest and a good year. Giving thanks for family and friends.

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things, but how about the things we don’t like too much. A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks. Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive, attitude is everything.

It is hard to be thankful in moments of trouble, it hard to see the good when we are so worried and feel so down.

  • Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
  • Be thankful when you don’t know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn.
  • Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.
  • Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement.
  • Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character.
  • Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.
  • Be thankful when you’re tired and weary, because it means you’ve made a difference.
  • Be thankful for your heating bill, because it means you won’t be freezing.
  • Be thankful for a full laundry basket, because it means you and your family have clothes to wear.
  • Be thankful for the dishes in the sink, because it means you had food to eat.

Happy Thanksgiving




11 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving

  1. Wonderful my friend.. Let us never forget the blessings we have to be grateful for.. and I also used that Quote yesterday it just jumps out at you doesn’t it and screams to be heard and shared..

    Thank you for sharing all of those things I am thankful I can pay my bills and owe no one .. 🙂 love and Big Hugs..

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours xxx

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  2. Lovely words. We have a little tradition we do at table before eating. Everyone gets three kernels of unpopped corn and we basket a tiny basket around the table. One by one the person puts a kernel in and says something they’re thankful for. We just call it the Thanksgiving Basket.


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