Thanksgiving is coming. As I shop and make plans for preparing special dishes (the cornbread dressing everyone loves), I’m giving thanks for . . .
- Our children who are now adults, raising their children.
- The blessing of grandchildren. When my youngest grandson (nine months old) claps his hands, he brings smiles to all. It is a joy to attend the concerts of the older children. The music, their voices, the instruments are a gift.
- Friendships that have endured over the years. Recently I prayed with my friend for a complex medical problem. When she called with good news—answered prayer—we chatted. We laughed together over my mistaking her hand knitted dish cloth for a pot holder.
- Weekly prayer with the women in my Bible study group. Each week we share concerns and are blessed as we lift up prayer together.
- New books at the public library. I recently read The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle by Jennifer Ryan. It is a WWII historical novel with a unique perspective. I learned that clothing was rationed in England. It was impossible to purchase a new wedding gown. So, a community of women came together to meet a need.
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You could have written my post, Carol. I’m thankful for so many of the things on your list…and will have to read the book. Loved your post. Have a blessed Thanksgiving!
~ Cindie, visiting from FMF #28
Yes, Thanksgiving is a-coming,
turkey day and football views,
and partaking, we’re becoming
passengers upon a cruise
from the shore of gratitude,
upon a sea of social norm
on which thanks is a platitude,
thought by some to be bad form.
But perhaps not all is lost
if each humbly bows his head,
thinks not of the feasting’s cost
but reflects upon, instead,
those who would, if they were able
dine on the scraps beneath the table.
So many wonderful blessings to be thankful for! Visiting from FMF#16
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