Saturday, November 1, 2014

THANKSGIVING



Thanksgiving.  The very word  brings to mind the sights, sounds and smells of the holiday season.  The basket  above  is just brimming with  the fruits of the season.  Summer  is gone and harvest is here.   Soon  we'll be in the midst of winter.  The smell of roasting turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie fills the air.

Thanksgiving is celebrated  throughout the  United States on the fourth Thursday  of November.  But is it really celebrated?  Are people really THANKFUL?  THANKS giving?  Or is it just the start of the shopping season and a day to be a glutton?

I think all too often that is the case.   We are more interested in the turkey than the God who created and provides the turkey to us.  At least that  is  what I have observed over the past several  years.  Are people truly thankful?  And if they are, are they ashamed to express that thankfulness?  Will others laugh  at or belittle them?  Is it all a race to see who  can get the best bargain on the biggest Christmas gift?

Let's  all be thankful  this  holiday season. There is so  much to be thankful for.  Let's enjoy the bounty of the season without forgetting from Whom the bounty  comes.

6 comments:

  1. Kathy- Every year when we sit down at the table we go around and everyone says what they are thankful for -right down to the 2 year olds. It is so wonderful. You are so right- we need to BE THANKFUL! xo Diana

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    1. We used to do this at my sister's house. It is important to be thankful.

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  2. I agree,Kathy. People don't seem very thankful,let alone thanking the giver.I was warmed by the
    tradition in NanaDiana's house. Would that it was done in every home....Maybe consider sharing what you have with others. Take a plate to a neighbor,especially the elderly;spend time with someone who has no one...Ask any person about their childhood & THE most important memory are those times someone cared enough to spend time just listening to them,playing a game. It's not all about money. Your time is a very valuable gift.Give it freely!

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    1. It is good to give -- and we should. But it is important to be thankful to God for His blessings. I don't think many people are any more.

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  3. Kathy, When I think of Thanksgiving, I always think of our family time together. We join hands in a circle and someone says grace and adds that we are thankful for the time together. Some times our circle is so big it's wonky. LOL. Blessings for a wonderful Sunday. xoxo,Susie

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    1. Susie, that's what I'm talking about. Your family is truly thankful. I'm so happy to hear this!

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