11.25.2009

Thanksgiving Thoughts...



Earlier this year, we lost one of our dear friends, Philip. We’re lucky to have his amazing and lovely wife, Cecilia, join us for Thanksgiving this year. A couple of days ago, Cecilia passed on a note that Philip used to send to friends and family before Thanksgiving, and I thought it was so lovely I had to share it here.

Happy Thanksgiving Friends!

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We are about to celebrate one of our great American holidays, Thanksgiving.

This celebration leads us to give thanks for the many blessings we enjoy in this wonderful country of ours. We have a great deal to celebrate this year. We have our family and good friends to thank for getting through another year.

We are blessed for being here in this country, enjoying a multitude of advantages .We have bountiful food, freedom of thought, religion and politics. We have our health and many intangible things to be thankful for.

As we sit down to our Thanksgiving meal to celebrate the start of our holiday season, let us not forget the wonderful privileges that we enjoy.

We must always enjoy our family and friends around us, and never, ever give up an opportunity to hug and kiss someone we love, each and every day.

17 comments:

Chelsea said...

oh wow. thanks so much for sharing. have a wonderful thanksgiving, joslyn.

Kim in the Cove said...

Beautiful - thank you. Thanksgiving is at risk of becoming the kickoff event for the Christmas season. What a great reminder to take this one day to reflect on all we have to be grateful for.

Jenni said...

that was beautiful! thank you so much for the reminder!!

jones said...

so true. thanks for sharing.

Annabelle said...

I love the meaning behind thanksgiving - wish we had it in Aus!

nkp said...

Yes, yes, yes! Words to live by. Thank you for sharing this. And of course, Happy Thanksgiving!

Sarah Bradley said...

Have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving!

Jane said...

ahh Philip, he is surely missed by everyone he touched. Have a wonderful day tomorrow Jos. I'm not cooking, hurray!

Simply Mel said...

It is obvious that Philip has left a great void in this world...yet how wonderful of you share his beautiful words. This is how we cherish the memories of those very special souls...

Rita Finn said...

This i smy favorite holiday, and I enjoy the opportunity it gives me to say thank you ... thank you for keeping us delighted and charmed! Happy Thanksgiving!

Tiffany said...

Hello, I live in Australia and this is one holiday I wish we had.

Ana said...

Beautiful! Have a lovely Thanksgiving day♥

nicole said...

amen.

courtney said...

that's such a great note - hope you enjoy your thanksgiving!

mb said...

Amen again.
Happy thanksgiving.

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amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay said...

that was lovely Jos.