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

Author Unknown

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Chapter 11, Page 4, Book 08

The first winter, the Pilgrims spent in their new home was very cold. Food was in short supply. Some days they only had enough food for each person to have five kernels of corn for the day. But spring came, they planted food. It grew, and all the Pilgrims did not die. From then on, when Thanksgiving came around, the Pilgrims put five kernels of corn on each plate to remind themselves of their blessings.


The first kernel reminds us of the autumn beauty around us.
The second kernel reminds us of our love for one another.
The third kernel reminds us of God's love and care for us.
The fourth kernel reminds us of our friends...especially our Indian brothers.
The fifth kernel reminds us we are a free people.


Top on my Thankful List this morning is the fact that we were allowed to do absentee voting by mail this year and I didn’t have to go out and stand in line to vote. Such an important election and I hope the right man wins. We need a very strong President for our country right now.

We’ll see…

It’s supposed to be a beautiful sunny day and in the low 70’s here in northern Ohio today. That is unusual and a real blessing for sure. Sunshine does warm my heart and soul as well as my body.

Monday is gone and today we start a new day, 24 hours to make it the best we know how to. It seems that most of the time I’m not doing much, but I do my job the best I can. As that is where the good Lord planted me that is where I’ll bloom.

Lord, thank You for today

Thank You, GOD
Thank You, GOD for everything
I've experienced here on earth--
Thank You for protecting me
from the moment of my birth--
And Thank You for the beauty
around me everywhere,
The gentle rain and glistening dew,
the sunshine and the air,
The joyous gift of "feeling"
the soul's soft, whispering voice
That speaks to me from deep within
and makes my heart rejoice--
Oh, GOD, no words are great enough
to thank You for just living,
And that is why every day
is a day for real THANKSGIVING.
by Helen Steiner Rice

‘On Ya’- ma

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust


Unknown said...

A lovely post.
I intend to sit up all night to watch the results.

Joan said...

Will be following your results carefully may the best man win. Love Joan

Alice said...

Hi Pam. It will be nice to have this election over and done. Enjoy the sunshine :)........

Joyce said...

A lovely entry....yes we need to have the best in office right now...many hugs and love,

Linda said...

I am on my way to vote now! I hope the lines won't be to long. Linda

Kathy said...

Enjoy your sunny day. It's raining here and will be all week. Oh well, makes all the thousands of trees grow better. Happy Election Day!!

akaSamDodsworth said...

Thanks for your always thoughtful and inspiring posts. Enjoy this beautiful weather and let the sun shine in!

Jan said...

What a lovely story about the pilgrims ,Yes we are all watching the race to the Whitehouse here in the UK , Jan xx

Janie said...

Glad that you didn't have to get out to vote. We voted at 9 this morning but live in the country and have a small place to go and it is usually not too busy. The wind was blowing terrible here today so was glad that the air was warm. Have a great week. Janie