In my Sunday, April 3 blog post, I emphasized the importance of being thankful. Gratitude can bring more things into your life for which to be thankful.
Here's a simple prayer of thanksgiving that I remember from childhood:
Thank you for the food we eat,
Thank you for the world so sweet,
Thank you for the birds that sing,
Thank you God for everything.
Painting by Swan
Going to my grandparents' home was always special. That's the reason that I love the following poem:
At Grandma's House
I like the taste of turkey
Any time throughout the year
But it never
seems to taste as good
As when Thanksgiving's here.
Could be it's all the trimmings
That are cooked with it to eat-
But I think it's
eating at Grandma's house
That makes it such a treat!
Here's a great gelatin salad recipe you can use all year round, but it's especially nice at Thanksgiving because of its fall color (orange). (Strawberry or cherry Jell-o would be perfect for Christmas, and so on. Just use your imagination, for this recipe should work with any flavor of Jell-o.)
Cottage Cheese Salad
1 small can crushed pineapple, drained
1 pint cottage cheese
1 small carton Cool Whip
1 small box (3 ounces) orange Jell-o
-Mix pineapple, cottage cheese, and Cool Whip. Fold into mixture the orange Jell-o powder. Let stand overnight before serving on leaf lettuce.
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.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
There are so many things for which to be grateful. What are you thankful for this year? You might want to make a list.
I've started mine.
I'm so thankful for:
All of my loved ones, including Greg and our "children" Kallie and Mitzi.
The lovely area in which we live.
The world is so full of a number of things,
I'm sure we should all be as happy as kings.
-Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
The year has turned its circle,
The seasons come and go.
The harvest all is gathered in
And chilly north winds blow.
Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow grain,
So open wide the doorway-
Thanksgiving comes again!
Positive thought: Make every day a day of thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving!
Thanks for visiting! Until next time (Sunday, November 27), Becky