Happy Thanksgiving!

Carving courtesy of my son-in-law

I find it strange to wish someone a happy Thanksgiving, yet I do utter those very words. What am I saying? Have a happy day on Thanksgiving? Find happiness in giving thanks? Or maybe, as John Wayne would say, “Take ‘er easy there, pilgrim?” Perhaps all three sum up my greeting – just something to chew on while you’re gnawing on that turkey leg.

May you and yours be blessed this Thanksgiving. May you be surrounded by loved ones. May you have sufficient feasting and the appropriate amount of football to satisfy you – be that none or three games worth. May you enjoy your turkey-induced nap and a second piece of pie. May your morning paper be dry and full of ads to delight and entice you.

May we all remember to be thankful and may we encourage others to do the same. May we take time to offer thanks to God and offer prayers for friends, foes, and our country.

May we take time to slow down and enjoy the moments. Also, may we remember that this is a national holiday; there will be people all over our country offering thanks – even in the midst of conflict.

Conflict has been part of our nation’s history and I am pretty sure it will be part of our future. During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln reminded his countrymen to be mindful, i.e., aware, thoughtful, conscious of their many blessings. He reminded them not to forget “the source from which they come,” – and that they are “the gracious gifts of the Most High God.” Honest Abe is my favorite president, so I’ll just let him do the talking.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. Vanessa

     /  November 21, 2018

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Be Bless. Be Thankful.

  2. Leslie

     /  November 21, 2018

    I love this. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.


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