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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving 2011!

My Thanksgiving Wish for You

May you enjoy time with people you love.

May you savor wonderful flavors and delicious dinners.

May you think of family and friends, past and present, near and far.

May you hug one another and value each and every moment you have to spend together.

May you avoid the pitfalls of family arguments, from politics to religion to "mom always liked you best."

May you give thanks for what you have -- and not dwell on not what you don't.

May you cope with grace and acceptance with dinner that's ready at different times, gravy that lumps, stuffing that isn't your own (it's stuffing -- what's not to love no matter who makes it!) and the scales the next morning.

May you enjoy parades or football, Scrabble or a long walk, a road trip or welcoming friends and family.


May you celebrate with love, gratitude and grace for the gifts we receive from challenge, the strength we can build from loss and the joy that exists in the smile of a stranger, an unexpected call from a friend and the love that is present in the touch of a hand, a gentle kiss, a warm hug or a benevolent grin.

May you have a lovely and gratitude-filled Thanksgiving.

17 comments:

Luna und Luzie said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
I hope you and your family have a wonderful day!!!

hugs
Stefanie

beth said...

happy thanksgiving jeanie to you and your family....xoxox

Janet said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Dr. Kathy McCoy said...

Thank you, Jeanie, and best wishes for a happy, peaceful and warm Thanksgiving with your family and others dear to you today!

anno said...

Thank you for that beautiful blessing, Jeanie. I hope you & yours have enjoyed the loveliest of days!

Oh said...

Hi, Jeanie!!!! Hope its been and continues to be a fabulous Thanksgiving Day.
Needless to say there's been major food consumption going on over here but the best part is making it. Isn't it great to be in the kitchen out of sheer desire, and also to have the time to do so?
Have mucho catching up to do. In the meantime, hugs and hello to you and yours!

Relyn said...

The meal has been eaten.
The kitchen is clean.
The leftovers are stashed.
The walk has been taken.
Everyone is happy and fed and blessed.
Now I have the time to stop by.
On this Thanksgiving Day, I wanted to tell you that I am thankful for you; for this blog; for our friendship. Sending you much love, Relyn

Privet and Holly said...

Such lovely wishes
from a lovely lady!
Wishing you and
your family a happy,
happy Thanksgiving!

xx Suzanne

Joanne Huffman said...

I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.

Linda said...

I hope you had a wonderful day! Our's was great...

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

What a beautiful post! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving as well! I had a great time with my family! The Thanksgiving feast was wonderful, and then we all gathered again last night in my condo and enjoyed lasagnas (which turned out really good!).

Marilyn said...

Thanks Jeanie! Thanksgiving was probably one of the best in years - friends and family, the parade, and good food. My son wanted to play a game, which we hadn't done in years - it was great fun! Hope your day was extra special and that you enjoy the weekend too.

Bella Rum said...

Thank you, Jeanie. You hit on all of the important things to remember. We had a fantastic day and I hope you did, too.

BECKY said...

Hi Jeanie! A slighty belated Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

Becca said...

Such a warm and beautiful Thanksgiving blessing, from an equally warm and beautiful lady :)

Jennifer Richardson said...

thanks for sharing your beautiful heart:)
-Jenn

Ruth said...

I especially like the wish for not getting caught in arguments. Family times can be precious, and also tense! Thankfully our tensions did not involve arguments, and my mother-in-law is improving daily.

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