We Give Thanks For Our Family And Friends 365 Days A Year (Page One)
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This year, as usual, we went to Old Ranch Country Club with dear friends to celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday.
This year we were blessed to have:
- Jan and Brian all the way from the UK
- Lorraine (our neighbor)
- Irene (our dear friend)
- Hans and Kerstin Thedens
- Greg Leach and his father-in-law David
- The Duda's - Robert, Nick, and our daughter Robin
- Bernie (a dancing friend), and of course
- Carri Fox (family friend and dance instructor for almost 30 years)
- Ellen and Bill Walters (Herb's family)
We are missing Pete & Lisa but it was Lisa's first time to fix Thanksgiving for her family. All traditions change a bit over the years so we wish them a great celebration and we will miss them dearly.
After getting stuffed, we plan to visit our son and daughter-in-law (Joe and Amy) in La Mirada and then as tradition required, a fly-by at Mitch and Luisa's home in Whitter for some much-not-needed dessert.
Our neighborhood is turned red, yellow and gold... Fall is indeed here!
We always talk about counting our blessings—let's do it! Write a list of 100 things you are thankful for. Some might think that is too many. If that is the case, try this:
Write 10 living people you are grateful for.
Write 10 people who have died you are grateful for.
Write 10 physical abilities you are grateful for.
Write 10 material possessions you are grateful for.
Write 10 things about nature you are grateful for.
Write 10 things about today you are grateful for.
Write 10 places on earth you are grateful for.
Write 10 modern-day inventions you are grateful for.
Write 10 foods you are grateful for.
When we make a list like this, we discover that a list of 100 doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of all the things God has given us.
Rogers Gardens was decorated for the season on October 1st
Ralph Waldo Emerson:
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.
A Prayer for the Thanksgiving Feast by Rabbi Naomi Levy:
For the laughter of the children, for my own life breath, for the abundance of food on this table, for the ones who prepared this sumptuous feast, for the roof over our heads, the clothes on our backs, for our health, and our wealth of blessings.
For this opportunity to celebrate with family and friends, for the freedom to pray these words without fear, in any language, in any faith, in this great country, whose landscape is as vast and beautiful as her inhabitants.
Thank You, God, for giving us all these.