Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy 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.
 
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
 
I'm feeling very grateful lately. I have a wonderful family - we have a roof over our heads and more than enough to eat. Sometimes I wonder, what else do we need? Not everyone in this country is as blessed right now.
 
 
I'll be starting the cooking and baking today and tomorrow we'll have a bounty to share with family and friends. Even more to be grateful for.
 
 
"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."  ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
 
 
 
"The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving."   ~H.U. Westermayer
 
 
"Thou hast given so much to me, Give one thing more, a grateful heart."   ~George Herbert
 

"Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude."   ~E.P. Powell

 
I burned the pecan pie a bit last year so wish me luck -  I'll be trying it again!
 
 
 
If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.   ~Meister Eckhart

 
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you - the wonderful quilting friends I've met through this blog. I am especially grateful for your support and kindness all these years and hope that those of you who are celebrating the holiday with family and friends have a blessed time and safe travels.
 


 

21 comments:

  1. Beautiful post and may you and your family be blessed this Thanksgiving.

    Debbie

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  2. Oh my.....that H.U. Westermayer quote brought me to tears! It's really heartbreaking....and yet, that is what this day is all about. Thank you for including that in this post!

    Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. Lovely post! Your photos are always inspirational!
    Happy thanksgiving to you too.

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  4. What a wonderful post. The quote by George Herbert really spoke to me. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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  5. You have an especially wonderful blog today. Thank you for sharing such wonderful quotes. Wishing you and yours a blessed Thanksgiving.

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  6. Wonderful post today! Thanks for the excellent quilt show and the fabulous words...Happy Thanksgiving!

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  7. Wonderful post. Thank you very much. Wishing you and your family a great and bless Thanksgiving Day. Wish we celebrate it here (the other side of the world) too.
    Jen

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  8. Lovely and inspiring post. Good luck with your pie this year.

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  9. Just wonderful and thoughtful quotes. Thank you.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family as well. It is a wonderful blessing to us to be able to follow your sweet blog.

    Blessings,
    Sue

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  10. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours as well.
    Kristy in Ohio

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  11. I can't help but feel humbled by those wonderful quotes, Kathy, makes me aware of just how fortunate we truly are.

    May you and yours be blessed this Thanksgiving day.

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  12. Kathy, thank you for this beautiful post!! I feel I have been very blessed with the love of quilting. (I think you have to be born with it. I know this because my sister can't sew on a button and wouldn't want to even if she did!) LOL I have met the most friendly and fun people through my quilting years and I'm so thankful for every one of them including you! Karen/IL

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  13. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
    The photo's are wonderful!
    Louise

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  14. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
    Fredi

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  15. Beautiful post!! Happy Thanksgiving.

    Becky

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  16. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOUR F(FAMILY AND FRIENDS)AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR BLOG,IT'S LOVELY AND IT'S A PLEASURE TO ME READ YOUR POSTS...EVEN WITH MY"SHORT"ENGLISH!!!!GGG ...SALUDOS DESDE ESPAÑA. Ana

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  17. Hope your Thanksgiving was real special...... Love the photos.

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  18. I just want to say "thank you" for the inspiration, I made my first doll quilt! You can see it on my blog :-)

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  19. Beautiful post, hope you had a nice holiday. Hugs

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