Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Thoughts

"It is good to give thanks to the Lord ..." ...Psalm 92:1


It's quiet here at Hobbit Cottage this early Thanksgiving morning, no snow outside (in case you're keeping track), just warmth and anticipation of a day spent with Tom and a Skype call from Naomi.

I'll make a lemon meringue pie and some banana pudding from scratch along with traditional Thanksgiving dinner fare (each item prepared the simplest of ways, natch) and after I feed the birds and light candles in the fireplace, Tom and I will watch favorite shows and chat during commercials, calling it all good because it is. Different-sounding for some, but still, good.

How wonderful to relax and give thanks, to remind ourselves just how good we've got it. And to remember more intently the One from whom these blessings flow; how He always takes care of us, outside-job included or not. Never has He walked away. Never will He.

Wishing all my faithful readers the happiest of Thanksgivings!



Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

Melody Beattie


Have time for a blessing? Here's an amazing acapella rendition of Silent Night. (Don't miss the ending!)

Wow. Just wow.



Tracy Hathcock said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Debra!

Debra said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Tracy! :)

Bonnie said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Debra & Tom! We had to change our flight plans to Buffalo so we had a quiet day here in California. Glad you had a great day. We'll settle in to watch While You Were Sleeping soon. A good holiday tradition. God Bless you and your great blog.

Debra said...

Oh Bonnie! I'm so sorry you weren't able to visit with your parents here in our state. Darn. Will you be able to make another trip soon? So glad, though, that you enjoyed some quiet time with your husband and definitely--While You Were Sleeping is the perfect kind of Thanksgiving movie. I never tire of that one!

Thanks for being such a faithful reader here for lots of years! Blessings, Debra