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

Author Unknown

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Chapter 11, Page 16, Book 08

It’s no wonder Thanksgiving falls this time of year ---
it’s the time of year when it’s needed the most!
Why not spend this Thanksgiving giving thanks? When we express the emotion of gratitude we can actually strengthen our immune system! (Remember that stress weakens the immune system!)
Gratitude carries a very high vibration! “What is a vibration” you ask? It’s the frequency at which something resonates. Emotions of a low vibration (like anger, frustration and hatred) lower our immune systems. Emotions of a high vibration (like love, gratitude and appreciation) strengthen our immune systems and can even help lift some forms of depression


If we were to all experience a few moments of gratitude each morning, we would not only see an improvement in our physical well-being, but we could really make a difference in how we feel and relate to each other in the world.

Bits and pieces from an article I found on line

So often we dwell on the things that seem impossible rather than on the things that are possible. So often we are depressed by what remains to be done and forget to be thankful for all that has been done.

Marian Wright Edelman


Winter is here in Northern Ohio today. Those cold winds are blowing and they are freezing for sure. I’m glad the only time I’ve planned to go out is for Church today. After that I’ll be inside nice and cozy and warm for the rest of the day.

I’ve lined up my outfits for the week and each has a nice warm sweater included in it. I’ve plenty of warm clothing to choose from as very often we stay cold from now til April. It won’t be long now and I’ll be pulling out my Christmas tops. I’ve enough accumulated through the years to have one to wear each day of December. Some are cutsie and others are sparkly. I love just about every thing there is regarding Christmas time. I love the music and the holiday goodies and the good cheer that every one suddenly seems to abound with. I love being with family and friends and celebrating the reason for it all … the birth our loving Lord and Savior.

Today I’m thankful for warm clothing and a warm home.


There's a German saying attributed to Martin Heidegger: denken ist danken. In English that translates to "thinking is thanking

It's a choice; one you'll have to make for yourself even if everyone around you chooses to be negative. Wondering if the choice to be thankful is the right one? God thinks so. As I Thessalonians 5:18 says, "Give thanks whatever happens. That is what God wants for you in Christ Jesus

Having trouble getting started? Here's a freebie:
God knows everything about you and loves you anyway. Isn't that reason enough to be thankful?

From Women of Faith Newsletter.

‘On Ya’-ma


Joan said...

Good Morning,its a lovely sunny Autumn day here not too cold the forecast is a northerly air flow from Thursday so it will be turning very cold and snow is on the way too. Hope you have a peaceful Sunday and stay warm. Love Joan.

Jeannette said...

Say an extra special prayer for me whilst you are there, I have my hospital appointment in nine days and I am on my "bad time" which comes around every few weeks. I wish I had not had to cancel my previous appointment due to having a bug. When I am like I am it is so much harder to go there in the car.

Pouring down with rain here and dull grey skies. Not so much cold as damp.

Alice said...

Sounds too cold there but I'm told there are good points to those cold freezing days. It kills out the unwanted bugs and flies so there's something to be grateful for :)....

Ally Lifewithally said...

Goodmorning I hope you are having a good weekend ~ It is Sunny here in Norfolk UK ~ but really very cold ~ we need are winter woolies :o) ~ Ally x

Kathy said...

Beautiful post today. I am thankful for my newfound friends who enlighten and uplift me every day with their profound writings. Have a blessed day my friend.

Hollie said...

There is soooo much to be thankful for. I like you am thankful for a warm home, because it is soooo cold here this morning. Are you going to show us your different Christmas shirts or sweaters like you did last year? I enjoyed that so. Have a wonderful Sunday!


Linda said...

I need to get my warm clothes out! They are still packed away. Linda

Jan said...

Each day you come up with something new and amazing ,Idont know how you do it you inspire us so ,gosh it seems no time at all since you were talking about your Christmassy sweaters .love Jan xx

Carlene Noggle said...

I am so happy to have found your blog. It is so uplifting and I need all the uplifting I can get these days! lol I am going to be one of your new followers!Thanks for making me feel better.

Cindi said...

stay warm...its comfy today in SWFL..high 71...sending you warm wishes!!!!

Janie said...

Hope you had a blessed Sunday. We had dinner at the church today, then daughter, 3 children and 2 g. grandbabies came to the house to visit a couple of hours. I have seen some photos of your sweatshirts and they are pretty. God Bless, Janie

betty said...

I think it is neat that you have a Christmas top to wear almost every day in the month of December! How festive that must be! Seems like a lot of people the East and surrounding areas are experiencing cooler weather; been reading it in different journals; we are still experiencing summer; I remember growing up, my mom cooking a Thanksgiving turkey and it being 90 degrees outside. Its nice though; with the cooler nights and the warmer days we don't have to use any heat or air conditioning so thankful for savings in that way :)

enjoy the week ahead