Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Giving Thanks


Friends, instead of creating a lame Thanksgiving poem of my own (I'll save that for Christmas!), I've decided to post something short, sweet, and meaningful by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Thanksgiving

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

I'll return to the blog on Tuesday, November 27th. In the meantime, I wish you all a happy, safe, and blessed Thanksgiving.

Where will you spend Thanksgiving this year? With family? Friends? Volunteering? 

And...this is important...are you the brave soul who cooks the turkey? Or does someone else have the honor of reaching into the cavity and pulling out the parts? Inquiring minds want to know!

18 comments:

  1. Excellent choice of poems!

    Kids are coming in on Wednesday! It's going to be a crazy weekend. I am the brave soul who makes the turkey. We have a 26.83 lb bird in the fridge. We make stuffing from scratch - my mom's recipe - including turkey soup from the neck and gizzards....

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Julie!

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  2. Love the poem! Happy Thanksgiving Julie! :-D

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving!
    And I am not sticking my hand up a turkey's butt...

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  4. I'm thankful for amazing friends like you and the "Star Wars fangirl" too!! And all I make are the mini pumpkin muffins. I'll have to share some with you guys. They are my specialty. ;D

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    1. May the force of the tryptophan be with you.

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  5. I'm still lucky where hubs and I both have parents who want to sponsor Thanksgiving for us! Though I did brave cooking a Turkey last year for Christmas... guts and all! ;-)

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  6. Aw, what a lovely poem! Just hanging at home again this year, but my son is coming home from college tomorrow...YAY!!

    Happy Thanksgiving, Julie!

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  7. We bypass the turkey! This year we're doing beef wellington.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  8. Hi, Julie! Family and I will spend a quiet day at home. I cook the turkey each year. I'll be making all the trimmings for my hubby and son and I'll be making a few raw food dishes and vegan dishes for myself.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving to all my American cousins. And remember that gratitude can be an action as well as an attitude.

    Mike Martin
    Author of The Walker on the Cape, A Sgt. Windflower mystery.
    www.walkeronthecape.com

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  10. Happy Thanksgiving Julie! I am spending Thanksgiving at home with my husband, three daughters, three son-in-laws, and six grandchildren. My kitchen is finished so the girls are helping me cook. Well, my youngest and I. And...I got a second Christmas tree for my kitchen. My Texas Grandson won't be with us for Christmas, so we're having a ThanksMas for him and they are decorating the Christmas tree in the kitchen while we cook.
    9-foot tree, and 5 kids under three-feet and 1 under four-feet. The tree will be beautiful on the bottom third.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. I'm thankful for Marie Calendars pre-packaged "feasts," and a weekend of writing time. I'm humbled by the friends that make my life shimmer.

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  12. Wise words indeed! I'm also thankful for my writerly friends. Happy Thanksgiving one and all.

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  13. Happy Thanksgiving, Julie. Wish we celebrated something like this here in Oz.

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  14. Going to my Mom's Thanksgiving and then Friday, we have a small celebration at home with just us.

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  15. Lovely choice of poem. Happy Thanksgiving, Julie!

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  16. Happy Thanksgiving, Julie! Enjoy the long weekend! : )

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