It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, November 28, 2014

Chapter 11, Page 28, Book 14

Got no check books, got no banks. Still I'd like to express my thanks — I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night. 

Irving Berlin

I may not have much, but I’m thankful for what I do have.

I’ve got a home, it may be old and everything in it is old too, like me

I’ve got lots of family, there is never a dull moment and they give me many reasons to be happy

I’ve got a few good friends, Like the old say goes, One is silver a the other gold. 

I’ve got a great church to go to where I’m renewed and refreshed every week.

I’m so truly blessed and appreciate seeing the sunrise and set every day.  The rising sun reminds me to be thankful for another day.  The sunset reminds me to count those blessings and write them down.  Thanksgiving may be over but we’ve still a few days left of November so I’ll be sharing my thanks till it ends.

I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. . .
O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches. No run on
my bank can drain it, for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.

Henry David Thoreau

Today I’m thankful for:

2261. for a Black Friday trip to Christmas in the Country
2262. for holiday traditions
2263. for precious memories

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Chapter 11, Page 27, Book 14

Thank you Lord,for happy heart for rain and sunny weather 
Thank you Lord, for this our food and that we are together.

Happy Thanksgiving !

May you find all the joys and happiness that this warm and heartfelt wish can bring.

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. 

E.P. Powell

Thanksgiving is a day to step back, take time to reflect, and give thanks for the people and things in our lives that we have the opportunity and pleasure to enjoy and know. Thanksgiving is a time for sharing and spreading happiness.

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

May the blessings of this Thanksgiving fill your hearts and home!   May you find peace when you most need it.

Today I’m thankful for:

2258. for a year filled with blessings from above
2259. for lots of good food and good company
2260. for my good health and that of my family


Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.

Robert C. Linter

Have a safe and happy holiday!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Chapter 11, Page 26, Book 14

Thanksgiving should be more of an attitude than an observance;
More a way of life than a day apart;
More a habit than a holiday;
More of a spirit of gratitude than a time of feasting

William Arthur Ward

Thanksgiving Day is tomorrow but the Thanksgiving celebrating is done and over for me.  We did our family feast last Saturday.  We all had a great time and most of the time only get together like this on the occasion of holidays throughout the year.

Makes me wonder how great every day could be if we had Thanksgiving Day every day!  

When I was a young mom, many years ago, I really never thought about what it would be like when all my children were grown up and gone.  I did know it was my job as a parent to make sure they grew up to be responsible people but I really never thought about what it would be like at my house when they were all gone.

Go they did and some are further away than others, and each has their own home, family, and ways of life that no longer include me.  

What would it be like if we all still lived together? Spouses and grandchildren included.  What if we had Thanksgiving Day every day?

I for one would be happy to find out!

Today I’m thankful for:

2255. for cakes of all kinds, they remind me of celebrations
2256. for fruit, oranges loaded with wonderful vitamin C are a must this time of year
2257. for nuts, pecans are my favorite and I think I’ll put some on my fruit cake too.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Chapter11, Page 25, Book 14

Gratitude takes three forms: a feeling in the heart, an expression in words, and a giving in return.

John Wanamaker

I read the message below in one of my morning devotionals this past week and it was appreciated !  Hope it puts some meaning into your day too!

This is a sure way to say goodbye to complaining and ingratitude: Each day, let’s rehearse the faithfulness and goodness of God to us.

Lord, You have given us so much. Forgive us for our
short memories and bad attitudes. Help us to
remember and be grateful for all that You have
provided. And help us to tell others of the good things You have done for us.

Proclaiming God’s faithfulness silences discontentment.


The quickest way to douse the fire of anger is with a bucket of prayer. Rather than rant, rave, or seek revenge…pray. 

Max Lucado

Today I’m thankful for:

2252. for people to buy gifts for
2253.for a wide variety of things to buy
2254. for a little money in my pocket to go shopping with

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, November 24, 2014

Chapter 11, Page 24, Book 14

Give thanks for all things. All things great and small, good, bad, for all things are for a purpose.

Ann Herbstreith

I do try to be thankful for everything and look for the bright side in every moment.  But, I find it hardest to be thankful for winter.  I’m not of fan of cold or snow at all.  I don’t like shoveling snow, it gets harder ever year.  I fear slipping and falling on the ice.  

So today I’m sharing some reasons to be thankful for winter….

Water is an important natural resource and snow replenishes our waterways

Winter wonderlands are beautiful when your inside looking out

One of the benefits of winter is that it helps us appreciate warmer weather.

This is a time of great joy as we celebrate family and friends during the holidays. 

Oven baked pies and acorn squash

Spiced cider brewing on the stove

I’m sure there are really many other things to be thankful for in winter.  As we have several months until Spring comes, I’ll be looking for more.

Today I’m thankful for :

2249. for talents to use to help others
2250. for a warmer day
2251. for children and grandchildren, they motivate me to do more

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it. 

Johann von Goethe

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Chapter 11, Page 23, Book 14

I would thank you from the bottom of my heart, but for you my heart has no bottom.  

Author Unknown

I really believe that the heart has no limits.  You can love 30 people just as much as you can love one.  Just about the time you feel you’ve give all the love you can, you find yourself giving more.

Just part of our Family feast yesterday !

Today I’m thankful for :

2246.  for cranberries, good for you and good tasting too!
2247. for a day to rest and reset for the new week ahead
2248. for my family, near and far

My youngest grand daughter and her mom

Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Chapter 11, Page 22, Book 14

Be grateful for the kindly friends that walk along your way;  
Be grateful for the skies of blue that smile from day to day;  
Be grateful for the health you own, the work you find to do,  
For round about you there are men less fortunate than you.

Be grateful for the growing trees, the roses soon to bloom, 
The tenderness of kindly hearts that shared your days of gloom; 
Be grateful for the morning dew, the grass beneath your feet,
The soft caresses of your babes and all their laughter sweet.

Acquire the grateful habit, learn to see how blest you are, 
How much there is to gladden life, how little life to mar!
And what if rain shall fall today and you with grief are sad;
Be grateful that you can recall the joys that you have had.

Edgar Guest  

Being grateful for the joys we have had in our lives, makes getting through the tough times much easier.  That is one reason I try to celebrate every day and make some new memories to have in my storage bank of joyful days.

Every day may not be a good one but there is something good to be found in every day!

Today I’m Thankful for :

2243. for family to visit and a trip to take today
2244. for DD and her hubby who will give me a ride, once again
2245. for DS#6 and his wife who will be our hosts today