Thank you, dear God
For all You have given me,
For all You have taken away from me,
For all You have left me
R & R Day
Holidays are conducive to remembering holidays from our past but they are also times that we should be creating the holiday memories of tomorrow. Memories of those special family holidays are the heirlooms of our lives just like the family china that was used to serve those special holiday dinners
Unless your ancestors were native American Indians, we all had people in our family tree that came to the U.S. because they wanted a better life. I know that I had a grandparents that wanted to live here for a better way of life. Still they didn't have a great life and worked hard all their lives, yet I think it must have been better than what they left behind.
The Pilgrims which we most remember at Thanksgiving didn't have it easy either. But they did have a Thanksgiving celebration. It seems it is a American tradition to first survive and then to grow and thrive.
If nothing else we can approach the Thanksgiving holiday with a thankful heart and give thanks that you had ancestors who were survivors and be thankful for them.
Gratitude consists of being more aware of what you have, than what you don’t
Today I'm thankful for an opportunity to rest and be refreshed for the week ahead. It'll be a very busy one with preparations for the Thanksgiving Day celebrations going on. Many will be traveling to visit with loved ones too and I'll be praying for their safe travels.
As always each and every one of you are in my thoughts and prayers too. Enjoy your Sunday!