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Inspiration: Have A Happy Thanksgiving…

21/11/2012

“Dear Lord; we beg but one boon more: Peace in the hearts of all men living, peace in the whole world this Thanksgiving.”  Joseph Auslander

Inspiration: Have A Happy Thanksgiving

“Let me sit down with the ones I love best, Hear the old voices still ringin’ with song, See the old faces unblemished by wrong, See the old table with all of its chairs, An’ I’ll put soul in my Thanksgivin’ prayers.” Edgar Albert Guest


Women’s History Museum: The History of Thanksgiving

WHAT AM I THANKFUL FOR?
My recipe of thanks will have …
A vat full of love,
Endless cups of life,
Pounds and ounces of friends,
100 ladles of family,
108 tablespoons of health,
1 teaspoon from home,
Sprinkles from everyone,
Bowls of everything that uplifts humanity,
Carefully fold in scoops of our pets,
Mix in the power of prayer and
Add God’s immutable grace…
Stir with gusto and enjoy!
Happy Thanksgiving y’all. from me – Elizabeth & Family

What Are You Thankful For? As we prepare to enjoy our thanksgiving meal and the weekend, lets not forget these important Thanksgiving Tips: Share our Thanksgiving History/Heritage, Give thanks/Be grateful, Practice food safety, and Gather informative travel tips. Gratitude is key. Again, here are the things I’m grateful/thankful for; love, life, friends, family, health, our home, everyone, everything that uplifts humanity, pets, the power of prayer and God’s immutable grace… More below.

“We ought to make the moments notes, Of happy, glad Thanksgiving; The hours and days a silent phrase, Of music we are living.” Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Inspiration: Have A Happy Thanksgiving…

“For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in heaven, we thank Thee!” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Here’s an interesting radio show on enhancing our confidence levels; courtesy of blogger/author StuartArt
What are you thankful for? How do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Do you celebrate any other holidays? What traditions do you have for the holiday season? Do share! Thank you. ;-)

Positive Motivation Tip: Every gesture of kindness; a thought, an action, carries a seed of thankfulness… give generously.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos Thanksgiving cardNew England Thanksgiving, via Wikipedia or via Flickr

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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  1. 21/11/2012 12:40 pm

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING

    • 24/11/2012 9:26 pm

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  2. Rita Bellinger permalink
    21/11/2012 12:54 pm

    Reblogged this on The Wordy Photographer.

    • 24/11/2012 9:27 pm

      Merci! :-)
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  3. 21/11/2012 12:55 pm

    happy thanksgiving Elizabeth! You’re such an inspiration!

    • 24/11/2012 9:29 pm

      You too Aina! :-)¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
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  4. 21/11/2012 1:02 pm

    Thank you for a wonderful post. I am grateful for the many friends who have “adopted” me since my mother passed away four years ago. Holidays can be hard, and it’s so nice to have pleasant options. This year, I’ve escaped to my beloved writing retreat in New Hampshire, and am going to share a meal with friends up the road. I’ve been writing all day, and am thankful for that!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    • 24/11/2012 9:31 pm

      Good for you! sending you hugs and warm wishes for a joyful time away.
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  5. Allyson Mellone permalink
    21/11/2012 1:04 pm

    Have a Happy Thanksgivings!

    • 24/11/2012 9:32 pm

      ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
      ˜”*°•.˜”*°•.˜”*°•.★★.•°*”˜.•°*”˜.•°*”˜” TY! :-)

  6. Allyson Mellone permalink
    21/11/2012 1:08 pm

    Reblogged this on Allyson Mellone and commented:
    From lovely Mirth and Motivation, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! TRAVEL SAFE!

  7. 21/11/2012 2:16 pm

    That is one awesome buffet table! Happy Thanksgiving, Eliz.

    • 24/11/2012 9:33 pm

      TY! :-) ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
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      • 24/11/2012 10:04 pm

        There’s a BIG award waiting for you on my blog. :D

    • 25/11/2012 7:43 am

      8-) Cool TY! Will check it out!

  8. Goz permalink
    21/11/2012 3:12 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving all!!!

    • 24/11/2012 9:34 pm

      ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
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      TY Goz! :-)

  9. 21/11/2012 4:22 pm

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! And thank you for all the mirth and motivation you have brought to me this year. I really appreciate it! :) Karen

    • 24/11/2012 9:35 pm

      Oh Karen! You are a sweetheart. TY for your joyful and insightful blog too. ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
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  10. 21/11/2012 4:53 pm

    I am thankful for the “manna” you bring to my Reader every time you post. I am thankful for this wonderful community we have at WP. I am thankful that on this day before my family gathering, I get to spend some very special time with you, Eliz.

    • 24/11/2012 9:37 pm

      TY! so much Kozo… The sentiments are mutual and I send you and yours prayers and blessings for an abundant season. :-)
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  11. 21/11/2012 6:14 pm

    I really enjoyed this. Here are my Thanksgiving Reflections. I will be celebrating it this same way again. Great family time, great food, friends who have no families. We set several tables and keep adding them. Managed to snap a few pics.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Peace,
    Alexandria

    http://simplysage.org/2012/11/23/thanksgiving-reflections/

    • 24/11/2012 9:38 pm

      Wonderful job A! Blessings to you too. :-)
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  12. 21/11/2012 6:25 pm

    Lovely Thanksgiving message, Elizabeth. That menu looks really delicious.I’ll be having dinner at the club with friends and 700 other people. It should be a great celebration. :) Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. xx
    There’s an award for you on my blog.

    • 24/11/2012 9:41 pm

      ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
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      TY so much for the lovely award – much appreciated! Do enjoy your elegant dinner with 700. Wow! :-)

    • 25/11/2012 7:37 am

      Excellente!

  13. 21/11/2012 6:33 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family :D
    This is a beautiful and uplifting post.

    • 24/11/2012 9:43 pm

      ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
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      TY! :-)

  14. 21/11/2012 6:57 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Eliz!

    • 24/11/2012 9:44 pm

      TY Deepa and sending hugs and wishes to you too. :-)
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  15. 21/11/2012 8:41 pm

    This is beautiful, Elizabeth. I’m missing some loved ones so much tonight, and this really blessed me. Thank you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, my friend. oxo

    • 24/11/2012 9:56 pm

      Sending you a virtual {{{hug}}} TY! :-)
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  16. 21/11/2012 9:08 pm

    I could not find a comment prompt on your “about” page; I suspect that you sidestep around the awards, but I wanted to acknowledge your beautiful blog! http://playamart.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/beautiful-bloggers/
    happy thanksgiving! z

    • 24/11/2012 10:11 pm

      You are so kind Z! TY so much and I will stop by to say Thank you properly shortly. :-)
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      • 24/11/2012 10:21 pm

        your happiness is infectious! i just got home quite late from a bonfire at the beach. i said to my friends, ah, it is way past my bedtime… and they said, ‘what time is it? ten?..” i laughed and said,’ i think it’s later than that..’
        it was one!
        ah, this ole gray mare is usually in the stable by ten!

        thanks for the smile.. and now it’s time for slumber!
        zzzzzzzzzz

      • 25/11/2012 2:23 am

        Well, TY for stopping by! It must be really late now! :-)

  17. 21/11/2012 10:29 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving

    • 24/11/2012 10:13 pm

      ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
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  18. 21/11/2012 10:32 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Elizabeth, hope you have a lovely family time.

    • 24/11/2012 10:17 pm

      ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
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      Yes and same! :-)

  19. 21/11/2012 11:26 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving! Nice post!

    • 24/11/2012 10:18 pm

      ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
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      TY for your feedback! ;-)

  20. 21/11/2012 11:31 pm

    What a charming recipe!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

    • 24/11/2012 10:23 pm

      Glad you liked it! :-)
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  21. 21/11/2012 11:42 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving Elizabeth!
    Have a great time.

    • 25/11/2012 7:22 am

      ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
      ˜”*°•.˜”*°•.˜”*°•.★★.•°*”˜.•°*”˜.•°*”˜” TY! ;-)

  22. 22/11/2012 1:01 am

    Have a lovely day . Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours :-)

    • 25/11/2012 7:22 am

      Same too. TY! :-)
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  23. 22/11/2012 4:42 am

    I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving. We don’t have it in the Uk so I will just have to dream about a nice helping of turkey.

    • 25/11/2012 7:23 am

      I did, TY! ;-)
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  24. 22/11/2012 8:06 am

    Happy Thanksgiving, Elizabeth. Have a joyous day.

    • 25/11/2012 7:24 am

      ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
      ˜”*°•.˜”*°•.˜”*°•.★★.•°*”˜.•°*”˜.•°*”˜” TY! ;-)

  25. 22/11/2012 8:11 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    • 25/11/2012 7:24 am

      ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
      ˜”*°•.˜”*°•.˜”*°•.★★.•°*”˜.•°*”˜.•°*”˜” TY! :-)

  26. 22/11/2012 11:21 am

    Reblogged this on onbeingmindful and commented:
    Full of gratitude today!

    • 25/11/2012 7:25 am

      TY for the re-blog! ;-)
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  27. 22/11/2012 11:57 am

    I am thankful for my life and most of all for my love ones. Happy Thanksgiving.

    • 25/11/2012 7:26 am

      Same here, TY! :-)
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  28. 22/11/2012 5:29 pm

    I’m thankful for your wonderful blog! :)
    Happy Thanksgiving, Eliz!

    • 25/11/2012 7:26 am

      ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
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      Sentiments are same. TY! :-)

  29. 22/11/2012 8:48 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving E! :)

    • 25/11/2012 7:27 am

      TY! :-) ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
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  30. 22/11/2012 10:18 pm

    I hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving feast.

    • 25/11/2012 7:28 am

      And I hope the same for you. TY! ;-)
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  31. 23/11/2012 7:52 am

    Happy Thanksgiving Leftover Day Elizabeth!! Loved your poem.
    xob

    • 25/11/2012 7:29 am

      TY dear! :-)
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  32. 23/11/2012 9:50 am

    Leftovers are the best part! Gooble, gooble

    • 25/11/2012 7:29 am

      So true. TY! :-)
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  33. 23/11/2012 5:40 pm

    I am thankful that I started to read your blog tonight and the peace that it filled me with. I am thankful for my son Ezra and my ss income. I am thankful for my apartment. I am thankful that I made it to motherhood. I am thankful that I went to college. I am thankful that I am a Latter Day Saint. I am thankful for my paid bills and my t.v., Internet, lights, etc.

    • 23/11/2012 5:51 pm

      TY for your beautiful comment and share. I look forward to visiting your blog too. Stay blessed! ;-)
      ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
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  34. 23/11/2012 5:55 pm

    You always have such great posts Happy Thanksgiving weekend. :) I am thankful to health and friends like you online, who care across the miles. NO distance will keep us apart, as our blogging community is strong at heart. Love, Jackie

    • 25/11/2012 7:30 am

      Amen to that and you are dear to me too. TY! ;-)
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  35. 23/11/2012 10:18 pm

    You have been invited to my virtual dinner check my blog

    • 25/11/2012 7:31 am

      TY! Will come check it out. :-)
      ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
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  36. 23/11/2012 11:55 pm

    good thanksgiving week end , i ‘ll send you light and some very good french food …i’ll share a virtual dinner with you with a very good bordeau ! and to you ” santé, joie , bonheur ” !!! best regards from france

    • 25/11/2012 7:32 am

      TY dear one! :-)
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  37. 24/11/2012 1:41 am

    Thank you for that wonderful recipe for happiness! As We get older I would increase the number of tablespoons of health though :-) Happy thanksgiving Eliz! Hope you had a great day!

    • 25/11/2012 7:34 am

      TY Madhu! You know, I’ve wondered about that too. 9 is the number of completion in numerology but so is 108. I’ll change it pronto. :lol:
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  38. 26/11/2012 2:37 am

    I celebrate Thanksgiving inviting friends for to eat a goose (not a turkey) – and to play guitar:

    http://soundcloud.com/fingerstyle_guitar/sets/fingerstyle-guitar-by-frizz

    • 30/11/2012 7:48 pm

      TY for stopping by Frizz. I love your music as your guitar riffs are so relaxing. TY! :-)¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
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  39. 26/11/2012 9:09 am

    I’m late here, Elizabeth, but I travelled over the weekend to visit my father’s family and came yesternight. I hope you had a super Thanksgiving Weekend. Wonderful post. :-)

    • 30/11/2012 7:51 pm

      TY Celestine! I’m doing fine and just recovering from a cold and a busy week. I love the celebrations but it does become so much work. I do all the cooking and then I need a vacation. :lol: Sending prayers and blessings your way.
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  40. 26/11/2012 10:44 pm

    My friend, you created a post that celebrates the pureness and joy of this holiday. Belated Happy Thanksgiving. I bet yours was full of laughter, love and lots of happiness. God bless.

    • 30/11/2012 7:55 pm

      TY dear one and I bet you had a fabulous time too… Thanksgiving is a wondrous time with lots of work involved. :lol: Blessings!
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