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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Delights

On Thanksgiving Day we’re thankful for
Our blessings all year through,

For family we dearly love,

(my parents and siblings)
(Mr. Shady's Mom)
For good friends, old and new.

For sun to light and warm our days,
For stars that glow at night,
For trees of green and skies of blue,
And puffy clouds of white.


We’re grateful for our eyes that see
The beauty all around,
For arms to hug, and legs to walk,
And ears to hear each sound.


The list of all we’re grateful for
Would fill a great big book;


Our thankful hearts find new delights
Everywhere we look!


By Joanna Fuchs




And then again...




Thanksgiving Comes but Once a Year


Thanksgiving comes but once a year,

But when it comes it brings good cheer.



For in my storehouse on this day

Are piles of good things hid away.



Each day I've worked from early morn

To gather acorns, nuts, and corn,



Till now I've plenty and to spare

Without a worry or a care.


So light of heart the whole day long,
I'll sing a glad Thanksgiving song.


by Thornton Burgess


Happy Thanksgiving to YOU. May you be able to realize and enumerate the many blessings of this past year and those awaiting you as face each new day!

Let's celebrate this week and Thanksgiving day with family and/or friends. Perhaps you will be able to take a stroll outdoors to appreciate the diverse beauty. Perhaps you will have plenty to eat, enjoy the warmth and safety of a home and a good night's sleep. There is so much to celebrate. Much for which to be thankful. Praise God.

17 comments:

Dave@The Home Garden said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too! The last three sentences you wrote are very important!

Rosemary said...

What a lovely post.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Commonweeder said...

An eloquent Thanksgiving. Happy thanks giving to all your beautiful family.

bobbie said...

A beautiful post! Thank you very much. And Happy Thanksgiving!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and continued blessings.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. You are truly blessed.

VW said...

What a sweet, happy post. We can all find things to be grateful for if we look hard enough. But it seems that you don't have to look very far! Have a great day tomorrow.

troutbirder said...

To you and yours Shady. Happy Thanksgiving.

Grace Peterson said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too. Love the photos. The kiddos are adorable.

joey said...

You are truly blessed, dear Shady, and your family, beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving!

Rosey Pollen said...

That was very sweet! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving with family. I loved the poem too.
Thanks
Rosey

Shady Gardener said...

Thank You for all your lovely comments. I hope YOUR Thanksgiving celebrations were very special! (Ours was!) :-)

Kathleen said...

It looks like you had a nice Thanksgiving SG with a lot of family. Your post is so nice. Keep the warmth going.

GardenAuthor said...

Well said! The spirit of the day, in a nutshell. Very uplifting post./ Deb

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Kathleen. I hope your Thanksgiving celebration was equally as nice. :-)

Deb, In a nutshell, indeed! lol. ;-)
Thank you, though.

fairegarden said...

This is what it's all about, Shady! Being with family makes us the most grateful for all the goodness they bring to our lives. Your family looks happy and healthy, the most important of things to be thankful for.

Frances

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Frances! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving as well. Healthy, happy and loving family members... for what more could one ask? :-)