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

Author Unknown

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Chapter 11, Page 20, Book 11

R and R Sunday!

Are you all making plans and getting ready for Thanksgiving?

On this Sunday before Thanksgiving I think it's appropriate to think about what we are thankful for.  At our house we often take time when we sit down to our Family Feast for each person to say what they've been thankful for each year.   Not once in all these years has there ever been  any one who did not have something to be thankful for.  When you think about it you'll find that there is always something you can find in your life that you are thankful for.

When ever you'll gather for Thanksgiving this year, I'm hoping that you too will view your life , not through the circumstances that make it seem empty, but rather through the lens of God's goodness filling your life with all good things.

The Sunday before the big day is the golden time to think about those moments, times, people and things in life that you are really thankful for.  This is a day many put their frozen turkeys in the fridge to thaw out for Thanksgiving.  It's also a time to make your thankful list.  Check it twice...not for who has been naughty but for all those nice things in life that you are thankful for.

I hope your Sunday is filled with lots of that good R and R that we all need.

'On Ya'-ma


betty said...

I like the idea of taking today to come up with a thankful list, Ma! I know there will be many thankfuls on your list this year!

I hope you have a great relaxing and resting Sunday!


jack69 said...

Always thankful MA! Sind retirement and traveling, we are seldom home for thanksgiving. We were last year, which was the exception. This year we will be in Wildwood and eat with Mr. Applebe or Perkings. hahahaha

But we are still thankful for a wonderful loving family!!

Rose said...

Great idea to come up with a list.

We all have something to be thankful for even though some of us are alone.


We do the same thing. We ask those at the table what they are thankful for. Some of the answers are insightful, others quite surprising. LOL It's a fun exercise to incorporate in the Thanksgiving meal and has a much deeper impact than you can imagine. Take care.