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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Sending You Blessings on Thanksgiving Day.

Wishing all of my American friends a very happy Thanksgiving Day!

Thanksgiving


Traditional American Thanksgiving DinnerPinned Image

Thanksgiving Prayer  For each new morning with its light,  For rest and shelter of the night,  For health and food,  For love and friends,  For everything Thy goodness sends.




Be Thankful.
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.
It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are
also thankful for the setbacks.
GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles
and they can become your blessings.
Author Unknown.



27 comments:

Bethe77 said...

What a perfect blessing youa re sending us here in America Thisisme. You are one fo the gifts that Im thankful for through my blogging. So glad to say you are my friend and that I have meet you.
Many blessing on this day that we give thanks.
Blessings

orchid said...

Dearest Diane,
Wonderful Blessings and verse♬♬♬
These phrases are really impressive. I
I thought I would not expect hubby much to be helpful for chores, haha.
Oh, and I really AM thankful for all of my friends across miles. And feeling SO blessed being able to have met you as well like your friend said!!!
Love and Lots of Hugs, xoxo Miyako*

SkippyMom said...

Thank you for the wishes This. It is always so easy to be thankful and we truly don't even have to look that hard, do we?

It is going to be a wonderful day and a great time to give thanks for friends like you.

Much love & hugs to you & yours.

[PS - I love the new pic of Ruby in the red coat. Adorable!]

Thisisme. said...

Bethe - It is so good to have a special day to make us really think about all our blessings, and just how much we do have to be thankful for. Thank you for your nice comment, and I feel the same.

Orchid - Hallo dear Miyako. No, I'm with you with hubby not being much help with the chores. Hee Hee!! Like you, I feel really blessed to have all my lovely bloggy friends. Big hugs xx

SkippyMom - hallo! I was so pleased to receive your comment today, as I've been missing you. I do hope that you and all your lovely family have a truly happy Thanksgiving today. Sending hugs.

Linda O'Connell said...

This is as beautiful as your grandchildren. Blessings to you too.

flowers on my table said...

I'm thankful for you! Happy Thanksgiving, love Linda x

Shelly said...

Lovely sentiments- thank you!

Thisisme. said...

Linda - thank you my friend! Although I'm over here in England, I do feel a part of Thanksgiving through all my lovely American friends and, like, you I count all my lovely little bloggies as a real blessing!

flowers on my table - Thank you Linda, and I am so glad to have you as a friend as well. Warmest wishes to you.

Shelly - my pleasure, and thank YOU for taking the time to pop across and leave a comment.

Odie Langley said...

We do have so very much to be thankful for and today I am thankful for friends like you Diane and others around the world that we can share our joys and sorrows with. Knowing you are there and care means a lot. God bless you
Odie

Shady Del Knight said...

Dear dear dear Thisisme, thank you so much for your concern about me. You'll never know how warm a feeling I got inside when I read your comment on my blog. I think I have you spoiled, dear friend, because I'm up most days of the week at 4:30am local time and therefore you see my comments much earlier than today. When I went to bed last night I was all caught up with blog commenting. Belle had not yet published. This morning I slept later than usual and am just now getting around to my friend's blogs. Please understand that I have a house full of guests for our Thanksgiving celebration and need to break away soon to be with them. I will be back on this evening (my time) to publish a new post which you won't see until you arise tomorrow. As I wrote on my blog and Belle's I am giving thanks today for dear friends like you. God bless!

Gawgus things... said...

I think Thanksgiving should be mandatory the world over - such a great celebration! I'm very thankful that M & S opened up in Paris today :)

Thisisme. said...

Odie - yes, indeed, my friend we really do have so very much to be thankful for today. I hope that you have a lovely day today and, like you, I am grateful for all my friends around the world and all the support we all give each other.

Shady - Dear Tom. Hallo there. I feel a bit silly now, because, obviously you would have been sleeping in later than usual today! I do care about you and hope that you have a lovely Thanksgiving day with those that you love. I give thanks for you and your unstinting support.

Gawgus - it is a lovely celebration, isn't it? I hope you got some lovely goodies over there in M&S Paris! I am certainly thankful for you, and all my little family. x

Eva Ason said...

What a lovely post Diane :) So simple but it say so much! Have a nice evening my friend! Hugs x

Thisisme. said...

Eva - thank you dear friend! Sometimes simple works very well, as I'm sure you know from your painting. Hope you are well. Hugs.

flowers on my table said...

Hello again, thankyou for your visit and lovely comments. You are right we are indeed blessed, look at the families we have...that's enough! Goodnight and God Bless, love Linda x

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Lovely sentiments Diane. x

Belle said...

Thank you for this lovely post. I have a problem being thankful for the hard times and I am daily trying to learn that lesson. This is a good reminder. I do have so many blessings in my life - too many to even count! Have a lovely evening, Diane.

Thisisme. said...

flowers on my table - Twice in one day, Linda, how lovely! Yes, indeed, we are blessed with our families, aren't we?! Goodnight and God Bless to you too my friend x

LindyLouMac in Italy - thank you my friend! Hope you are well x

Belle - hallo dear friend. I can imagine just how hard it is for you to be thankful for the hard times. Try to hang on to the good things, Belle. Sending you hugs.

becca said...

hugs have a blessed day

Thisisme. said...

Becca - hugs back to you my friend, and thank you for taking the time to pop over and leave a comment.

Maria said...

So glad you stopped by and said hello! Thank you for your good wishes on Thanksgiving Day. This has been a very nice day for my family - a quiet day in which we spent time together and relaxed. Many blessings to you and yours.

Susan said...

Your poem was the best...a great reminder of what we should really be thankful for. Good food helps too!!! Loved your Thanksgiving pictures Thisisme! You are truly blessed!

Sunny said...

TY for the hug, hun. It really did make me feel better...especially when I came here and saw your post for today. HUGZ!!!!

Thisisme. said...

Maria - it's lovely to see you here today. Thank you so much for popping over. Sometimes the quiet days like that, with family, are the best.

Susan - I'm glad you liked the poem today. (You've changed your photo again!). You're right, good food certainly does help. Blessings to you.

Sunny - thank you SO much for coming across to see me today. I really appreciate that. It's good to see you here. I'm glad the hug helped a bit. It's not easy what you are going through. I felt the same a long time ago, when I moved to Germany (away from all my family and friends) when my husband was in the Army. I hated it. Of course, I had the language barrier there as well. :(

kneesandpaws said...

Hi Diane! Thank you for the holiday wishes! I'm truly thankful that you are my friend. I'm also stopping by to share that you've won the giveaway on my blog! Congratulations:) I'd love to send a package your way.

Thisisme. said...

knees and paws - Hi Jenny. Yes, I'm glad that we're friends now. Oh my goodness, I've won your giveway. How exciting!! I'm thrilled to bits about that !

EmptyNester said...

Oh how very sweet! Thank you so much! I hope you realize that you are one of the people I am thankful for!