Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving


A Thanksgiving Prayer
Samuel F. Pugh

O God, when I have food,help me to remember the hungry
When I have work,help me to remember the jobless
When I have a home,help me to remember those who have no home at all
When I am without pain,help me to remember those who suffer,
And remembering,help me to destroy my complacency
Bestir my compassion,and be concerned enough to help
By word and deed,those who cry out for what we take for granted.
Amen.

Today is my favorite day of the year. We will have about 25 guests, mostly family and a couple of my son's friends we are adopting for the day. I have had great fun setting up tables and decorating in the harvest theme. The hardest work is mostly done, today will just be food preparation and enjoying the company. Everyone who comes will be bringing something, so we will have more than enough for the Thanksgiving feast (and snacks later). After the meal, we usually end up having several groups doing different things. The restless will be outside throwing or kicking a ball around. Some will be watching football, playing video games or cards. Most of the women will be catching up on the latest family news and planning the big shopping day tomorrow.

I am blessed to have a home, family and friends, and plenty to enjoy and share. Every day is Thanksgivng if you give thanks every day. Happy Thanksgiving!

7 comments:

Jane Ann said...

Jen, I hope you will take and share some photos of your tables (and guests!). Enjoy your favorite day of the year.

Gerrie said...

Sounds wonderful, Jen. I miss my siblings at this time of year. I would love to have 25 people here today, but at least I have mydaughter and family. Have a lovely day!

Sande said...

Very nice! Blessing to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving. And much to be thankful for.

debraspincic said...

Hope it was a grand day and the leftovers are just as grand today!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful day--I too would love to have my sisters and family for the holiday, but enjoyed my sons, daughter in law, and husband.

Your Christmas quilt exchange sounds wonderful too.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful day--I too would love to have my sisters and family for the holiday, but enjoyed my sons, daughter in law, and husband.

Your Christmas quilt exchange sounds wonderful too.