Showing Kindness and Thankfulness

As a performer, who has appeared at numerous nursing home facilities, I know how important it is to hear thank you. I make every effort to write a thank you note to those that help us with various events and to take use small tokens to show my thanks. Besides, as I write the thank you note this is a […]

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I am grateful for what I have

 

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The thankful receiver

 

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What Are You Thankful For?

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States and it has me thinking about the things we are thankful for. Earlier this year, I read somewhere about being thankful for the little things.  {I wish I could remember where I read this.} The article discussed things we all take for granted.  I know many of the items mentioned were […]

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Humble Yourself

Recently I walked in on a conversation between two friends. One friend wanted to do provide a much-needed item for the other friend.  However, the second friend continued to argue about receiving the gift.  She was insistent on finding a way to pay for the item. The two friends bantered back and forth about this situation for a few minutes […]

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Thanksgiving Quotes on Pinterest

In honor of Thanksgiving, I wanted to share my Thanksgiving Board on Pinterest with you.  

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A Time to Give Thanks

  This Thursday is Thanksgiving. Let’s take this time to remember all the small things and the people in our lives we are thankful for. I am going to enjoy the day and the food.  However, I’ve decided to enjoy a small amount of each food and not overeat. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?  

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Behind the Hymn: We Gather Together

We Gather Together is a popular hymn sung at Thanksgiving.  The song was written in 1597 by Adrianus Valerius.  The original title of the Dutch hymn was “Wilt heden nu treden“. The song was written to celebrate the Dutch victory over the Spanish forces in the Battle of Turnhout.  The song acknowledges the triumph over the nation’s turbulent history. In […]

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Behind the Hymn: Come, Ye Thankful People, Come

Come, Ye Thankful People, Come is a harvest hymn that was written in 1844.  The song was written by Henry Alford. In the days when most people survived off of the land, they understood the importance of the harvest.  There was an urgency to safely gather the harvest before the winter storms rolled in. The first stanza is written to […]

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