Thursday, November 25, 2010
For Thursday,November 25th, 2010
American Thanksgiving traditions revolve around a huge and lavish meal, usually with Turkey as the centerpiece. For those who do not like Turkey, a Roast or Prime Rib is common. As tradition has it in most families, a special prayer of thanks precedes the meal. In many homes, family members will each mention something they are very thankful for.
Did you know? Potatoes were not part of the first Thanksgiving. Irish immigrants had not yet brought them to North America.
After the first Thanksgiving, the observance was sporadic and almost forgotten until the early 1800's. It was usually celebrated in late September or October. In 1941, Congress made it a national holiday and set the date as the fourth Thursday in November
For health and children, home and friends;
For comforts in the time of need,
For every kindly word or deed,
For happy thoughts and holy talk,
For guidance in our daily walk
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
Let them feel love now
No longer forward nor behind
I look in hope or fear;
But, grateful, take the good I find,
The best of now and here.
John Greenleaf Whittier
We can only be said to be alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
A bit of love from someone near…