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  • HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY on NOVEMBER 27, 2014!!!

    HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY 2014!!!

    Thanksgiving Day in United States

    Thanksgiving Day in the United States is a holiday on the fourth Thursday of November. It precedes Black Friday.

    What do people do?

    Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a day for families and friends to get together for a special meal. The meal often includes a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin pie, and vegetables. Thanksgiving Day is a time for many people to give thanks for what they have.

    Thanksgiving Day parades are held in some cities and towns on or around Thanksgiving Day. Some parades or festivities also mark the opening of the Christmas shopping season. Some people have a four-day weekend so it is a popular time for trips and to visit family and friends.

    Public life

    Most government offices, businesses, schools and other organizations are closed on Thanksgiving Day. Some offices and businesses allow staff to have a four-day weekend so these offices and businesses are also closed on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day. Public transit systems do not usually operate on their regular timetables.

    Thanksgiving Day it is one of the busiest periods for travel in the USA. This can cause congestion and overcrowding. Seasonal parades and busy football games can cause disruption to local traffic.

    Background

    Thanksgiving Day has been an annual holiday in the United States since 1863. Not everyone sees Thanksgiving Day as a cause for celebration. Each year since 1970, a group of Native Americans and their supporters have staged a protest for a National Day of Mourning at Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts on Thanksgiving Day. American Indian Heritage Day is also observed at this time of the year.

    There are claims that the first Thanksgiving Day was held in the city of El Paso, Texas in 1598. Another early event was held in 1619 in the Virginia Colony. Many people trace the origins of the modern Thanksgiving Day to the harvest celebration that the Pilgrims held in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621. However, their first true thanksgiving was in 1623, when they gave thanks for rain that ended a drought. These early thanksgivings took the form of a special church service, rather than a feast.

    In the second half of the 1600s, thanksgivings after the harvest became more common and started to become annual events. However, it was celebrated on different days in different communities and in some places there were more than one thanksgiving each year. George Washington, the first president of the United States, proclaimed the first national Thanksgiving Day in 1789.

    Thanksgiving Day Proclamation

    “Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me "to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:"

    Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted' for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

    And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have show kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

    Given under my hand, at the city of New York, the 3rd day of October, A.D. 1789.”

    (signed) G. Washington

    While there were many observances regarding Thanksgiving, the first historic proclamation was issued by President George Washington on 3rd October 1789, during his tenure. According to it, November 26 was declared as 'A day of public thanksgiving and prayer'. The day was to be observed by people by thanking God and being grateful for his favours.

    Seventeenth century witnessed a common practice for individual colonies to observe days of thanksgiving throughout each year. It was a day set aside for prayer and fasting, not a day marked by plentiful food and drink as is today's custom. Later in the 18th century each of the states periodically would designate a day of thanksgiving in honor of a military victory, an adoption of a state constitution or an exceptionally bountiful crop.

    Such a Thanksgiving Day celebration was held in December of 1777 by the colonies nationwide, commemorating the surrender of British General Burgoyne at Saratoga.

    On October 3, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued a fresh proclamation calling for the observance of the fourth Tuesday of November as a national holiday. Later, President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved the holiday to the third Thursday of November (to extend the Christmas shopping season and boost the economy)in the year 1939. After a storm of protest, Roosevelt changed the holiday again in 1941 to the fourth Thursday in November, where it stands today.

    SO MUCH TO BE GRATEFUL FOR

    It's that time of year. November's feast and the holiday season are nearly upon us. People are scurrying about, driven by the anticipation of spending time with extended family. Thanksgiving Day is a day set aside for more than just good food and togetherness. It is a day when people take time to reflect on what they are grateful for in their lives. It is a day when people actually look at their own personal reality in an appreciative manner.

    As you meander through the daily grind, it's easy to be consumed by problems, dilemmas, and predicaments that seem inescapable. The attitude with which you face problems is what is significant. Daily life supplies enough challenges. For people living with a chronic disease such as arthritis, there are even more challenges.

    You can focus on how weary life becomes when living with arthritis or you can be grateful for all of the little things and big things that make your life happier and healthier. Start writing in a journal or personal diary.

    Keep track of the aspects of your life you are most grateful for -- frequently add to the list and re-read it. Your journal of gratitude will help you maintain a positive attitude. Let's look at the most obvious. Are you grateful for:

    medications that relieve arthritis pain and other symptoms?

    treatments and joint surgery which can restore joint function?

    excellent doctors who you depend on for their skill and expertise?

    physical strength and endurance that you still maintain?

    emotional strength and the ability to cope?

    family and friends who truly understand?

    mutual understanding from a support group?

    Every Thanksgiving, renew a vow to yourself to make your life the best it can be. Be grateful for what you do have. And remember: Part of gratitude is attitude.

    How To Make Gratitude a Habit

    Why Adding Gratitude to Your Attitude May Bring You More Joy

    We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.

    Sometimes chaos, stress and the usual busyness that accompanies everyday life can get the best of us. Throw in deployments, PCS moves and the numerous other variables related to military life, and it's easy to understand why we might take for granted many of the people, events, opportunities and blessings in our life and/or feel depleted, emotionally, mentally and physically. However, we can change our outlook—and fast—by merely adding gratitude to our lives.

    Gratitude is a powerful tool that we all possess. It's free, limitless and always at our disposal. If you're searching for simple ways to incorporate more gratitude into your life, consider the following:

    1. Think Grateful Thoughts

    It's very easy to get caught up in negative thinking. Whenever you find a negative thought racing through your head, stop and replace it by thinking about what you're grateful for. To get even more mileage out of the process, throughout the day think about things, people, pets and events that you're grateful for.

    As time passes you'll probably notice that "grateful thinking" has become a habit. You'll find yourself silently giving thanks when something that you once took for granted occurs, such as getting a green light at an intersection on a day that you're in no particular hurry. (Unlike the chants of thanks that are often verbalized when we get a green light on a day that were rushed and running late.)

    2. Verbalize Your Thanks

    Simply saying, "Thank you," or "I'm so thankful that you're in my life," can work wonders for not only you but the recipient as well.

    Think about it, when was the last time someone told you that they are thankful to have you in their life? Now, imagine hearing those words from a friend, family member or co-worker. Does the thought leave you feeling appreciated and/or happy? Well, that's exactly what the other person feels when you say those words (or the equivalent) to them.

    3. Show Your Gratitude

    Expressing your gratitude through actions can be extremely rewarding. Surprise a family member by making them their favorite meal or doing something extra-kind. When they ask, "What's the special occasion," or "What's this for?" you can take great joy in simply saying, "Because I appreciate you…"

    Additionally, don't forget that children learn from their parents. By expressing your gratitude, whether through words or actions, you're inadvertently teaching your kids the importance of gratitude—a valuable coping skill that may serve them well during challenging times in their life.

    4. Keep a Gratitude Journal

    Each day write down things that you're grateful for. This is especially important when you're having one of those not-so-stellar days. By doing so you'll shift your mind away from the negatives while purposefully seeking out the positives.

    For example, instead of cursing your latest auto insurance bill, write down how grateful you are to have a vehicle to insure—a vehicle that gets you from point A to point B.

    As the months and years pass, look back in your gratitude journal and reread what you wrote. This is particularly helpful during trying times because you'll see just how blessed you really are—perhaps to the point of being grateful for your current crises because you know the end result will lead to some type of change or personal growth.

    5. Write a Gratitude Letter

    Steve Toepfer, associate professor in Human Development and Family Studies at Kent State University knew that people who received gratitude letters benefited from the writings, but what about the people who wrote the letters? Did they see an improvement in their overall happiness and well-being? To answer his question he conducted a study on the power of writing gratitude letters. Participants in the study were instructed that the letters had to be meaningful, not a simple "thank you" note scratched off in a hurried manner. Once the pilot study was completed, Toepfer examined the differences between those who wrote letters of gratitude and participants who did not.

    "As they wrote, up to three letters, results showed increasing benefits. The more letter writing people did, the more they improved significantly on happiness and life satisfaction. The new and potentially important finding is that depressive symptoms decreased. By writing these letters—15 to 20 minutes each, once a week for three weeks to different people—well-being increased significantly," Toepfer said in a news release.

    "We have this powerful resource we're carrying with us, but we need to tap into it in order to let it work for us," Toepfer said in regards to gratitude and the difference it can make in a person's life.

    Gratitude Exercise

    Over the course of a month, do your best to add more gratitude to your life. Alter your thoughts, actions and words to reflect those of thankfulness and appreciation. At the end of the month assess your findings. Are you happier? Do you feel content and have more inner-peace? Less stressed?

    GRATEFUL QUOTES..........

    Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.

    Henry Ward Beecher

    A grateful heart is a beginning of greatness. It is an expression of humility. It is a foundation for the development of such virtues as prayer, faith, courage, contentment, happiness, love, and well-being.

    James E. Faust

    All I ever wanted really, and continue to want out of life, is to give 100 percent to whatever I'm doing and to be committed to whatever I'm doing and then let the results speak for themselves. Also to never take myself or people for granted and always be thankful and grateful to the people who helped me.

    Jackie Joyner-Kersee

    Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.

    Sarah Ban Breathnach

    I know that when I pray, something wonderful happens. Not just to the person or persons for whom I'm praying, but also something wonderful happens to me. I'm grateful that I'm heard.

    Maya Angelou

    I believe that if you don't derive a deep sense of purpose from what you do, if you don't come radiantly alive several times a day, if you don't feel deeply grateful at the tremendous good fortune that has been bestowed on you, then you are wasting your life. And life is too short to waste.

    Srikumar Rao

    But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful.

    Elizabeth Edwards

    I'm too grateful to be hateful. I am too blessed to be stressed.

    El DeBarge

    When you are grateful - when you can see what you have - you unlock blessings to flow in your life.

    Suze Orman

    I wake up every morning literally with a smile on my face, grateful for another day I never thought I'd see.

    Dick Cheney

    I try to be grateful for the abundance of the blessings that I have, for the journey that I'm on and to relish each day as a gift.

    James McGreevey

    It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.

    Aristotle

    Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character. We like to be around those who are grateful.

    Joseph B. Wirthlin

    I work very hard, and I play very hard. I'm grateful for life. And I live it - I believe life loves the liver of it. I live it.

    Maya Angelou

    You forget that you do choose your life and there are so many things to be grateful for and I feel like society has gotten to that point where we're always looking for the next and the better and we lose sight of what's actually in front of us.

    Shailene Woodley

    Certainly the research shows that grateful people are more innovative thinkers.

    Deborah Norville

    When something disappointing happened, my mother would remind me not to let that become my focus. There's still so much to be grateful for.

    Katherine Heigl

    Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.

    Oprah Winfrey

    Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another.

    John Clayton

    Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.

    Henry Van Dyke

    If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.

    W. Clement Stone

    The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.

    William Blake

    If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get.

    Frank A. Clark

    Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life: Each year has grown better than the last.

    Lawrence Welk

    For what I have received may the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received.

    Storm Jameson

    Thanksgiving is a season that is very much in accord with the themes and teachings of Jesus Christ.

    John Clayton

    Christians were instructed to serve others, and the thanksgiving was for the grace of God and the fact that God offered a way for man to return to a positive relationship with Him.

    John Clayton

    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

    I miss both of my parents terribly every day, but especially as we approach Thanksgiving. We always came together as a family for that holiday, playing capture the flag and touch football and laughing a lot.

    Mark Shriver

    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year because it reminds us to give thanks and to count our blessings. Suddenly, so many things become so little when we realize how blessed and lucky we are.

    Joyce Giraud

    I've been giving back since I was a teen, handing out turkeys at Thanksgiving and handing out toys at toys drives for Christmas. It's very important to give back as a youth. It's as simple as helping an old lady across the street or giving up your seat on the bus for someone who is pregnant.

    Queen Latifah

    Every Thanksgiving, we all write down three things we're thankful for and put them in a hat. Then we pass the hat around the dinner table and everyone has to guess who wrote what!

    Debby Ryan

    There is no racial or ethnic involvement in Thanksgiving, and people who may be very distant from the Christian system can see the beauty and the positive spirit that comes from the holiday.

    John Clayton

    Lets talk about the holidays, more specifically, consumption during the holidays. If it's true that 'We are what we eat,' most of us would be unrecognizable during the period that ranges from the night before Thanksgiving through that day in early January when everyone decides to return to the gym.

    Rachel Nichols

    On the morning of Thanksgiving, I would wake up to the home smelling of all good things, wafting upstairs to my room. I would set the table with the fancy silverware and china and hope that my parents and grandmother wouldn't have the annual Thanksgiving fight about Richard Nixon.

    Debi Mazar

    As governor, when I visited our troops in Kuwait and Iraq, I served them Thanksgiving dinner. It was a small gesture compared to their sacrifice.

    Jennifer Granholm

    Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

    Melody Beattie

    Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.

    Ralph Marston

    Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

    Melody Beattie

    Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

    William Arthur Ward

    At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.

    Albert Schweitzer

    When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.

    Tecumseh

    Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books - especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.

    John Wooden

    'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.

    Alice Walker

    I write about the power of trying, because I want to be okay with failing. I write about generosity because I battle selfishness. I write about joy because I know sorrow. I write about faith because I almost lost mine, and I know what it is to be broken and in need of redemption. I write about gratitude because I am thankful - for all of it.

    Kristin Armstrong

    Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.

    Aesop

    When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.

    Gilbert K. Chesterton

    When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.

    Dalai Lama

    The simple act of saying 'thank you' is a demonstration of gratitude in response to an experience that was meaningful to a customer or citizen.

    Simon Mainwaring

    Thank you for life, and all the little ups and downs that make it worth living.

    Travis Barker

    Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.

    John Milton

    Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.

    Alan Cohen

    If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.

    Meister Eckhart

    I don't need a holiday or a feast to feel grateful for my children, the sun, the moon, the roof over my head, music, and laughter, but I like to take this time to take the path of thanks less traveled.

    Paula Poundstone

    Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.

    Robert Louis Stevenson

    Thank you, dear God, for this good life and forgive us if we do not love it enough. Thank you for the rain. And for the chance to wake up in three hours and go fishing: I thank you for that now, because I won't feel so thankful then.

    Garrison Keillor

    None of us got to where we are alone. Whether the assistance we received was obvious or subtle, acknowledging someone's help is a big part of understanding the importance of saying thank you.

    Harvey Mackay

    Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.

    Henri Frederic Amiel

    When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.

    Willie Nelson

    I don't think you should spend your life praying for things, but I do believe you should thank God for what He's given you... but I think the scripture teaches us that we can pray for our dreams, pray for the big things... he's not a small God; this God is incredible.

    Joel Osteen

    When a person doesn't have gratitude, something is missing in his or her humanity.

    Elie Wiesel

    I wouldn't change anything. I've made mistakes, but thanks to those mistakes, I've learned.

    Enrique Iglesias

    I give all the glory to God. It's kind of a win-win situation. The glory goes up to Him and the blessings fall down on me.

    Gabby Douglas

    God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.

    Izaak Walton

    I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.

    Gilbert K. Chesterton

    Does not the gratitude of the dog put to shame any man who is ungrateful to his benefactors?

    Saint Basil

    I'd like to say to all my fans out there, thanks for the support. And to all my doubters, thank you very much because you guys have also pushed me.

    Usain Bolt

    There's no happier person than a truly thankful, content person.

    Joyce Meyer

    Thank God we're living in a country where the sky's the limit, the stores are open late and you can shop in bed thanks to television.

    Joan Rivers

    Take heed, then, often to come together to give thanks to God, and show forth His praise. For when you assemble frequently in the same place, the powers of Satan are destroyed, and the destruction at which he aims is prevented by the unity of your faith.

    Ignatius of Antioch

    Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.

    Henry Ward Beecher

    Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.

    Jacques Maritain

    Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.

    William Bennett

    It's been quite a roller coaster ride, but I've grown and learned a lot about myself. The greatest thing is being able to interact with fans and touch people's lives... for that I give thanks.

    Christina Aguilera

    I'm grateful for always this moment, the now, no matter what form it takes.

    Eckhart Tolle

    I'm thankful to have Jesus as my Savior. My relationship with God has always been one to where I'm talking to him all day, every day, about anything and everything. It's just a continuous ongoing conversation that I have with the Lord, and I feel like that's brought me closer to Him.

    Josh Turner

    As we look forward to freedom, the shining city on the hill and the best days of America lying ahead, it is the men and women in uniform who protect, defend and make us proud to whom we should look and give thanks every night.

    Robin Hayes

    I am going to spend my time today just thanking the people that played a role in my career, because I truly do believe that I was blessed by a lot of people that paths crossed mine as I went down the road in my career.

    Nolan Ryan

    Like Christ said, love thee one another. I learned to do that, and I learned to respect and be appreciative and thankful for what I had.

    James Brown

    Well, there's not a day goes by when I don't get up and say thank you to somebody.

    Rod Stewart

    I am thankful, of course, for the prize and thankful to God for each story, each idea, each word, each day.

    Isaac Bashevis Singer

    The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!

    Henry Ward Beecher

    I was in end stage heart failure, liver and kidneys shutting down, and on an emergency basis they went in and planted a pump in my chest. It was battery operated. That kept me alive for 20 months and that got me to the transplant. And I wake up every morning now with a smile on my face, thankful for the gift of another day I never expected to see.

    Dick Cheney

    I have nothing to ask for, thanks to God. Everything I have, God has given me.

    Mariano Rivera

    Dear Lord, I'm so grateful I'm still loved.

    Vivien Leigh

    The brave who focus on all things good and all things beautiful and all things true, even in the small, who give thanks for it and discover joy even in the here and now, they are the change agents who bring fullest Light to all the world.

    Ann Voskamp

    The first thing I do when I start my day is, I get down on my hands and knees and give thanks to God. Whenever I go outside of my house, the first thing I do is stop at the church.

    Mark Wahlberg

    Charity never humiliated him who profited from it, nor ever bound him by the chains of gratitude, since it was not to him but to God that the gift was made.

    Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    A single grateful thought toward heaven is the most perfect prayer.

    Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

    Thankfully, while our self-righteousness reaches far, God's grace reaches farther.

    Tullian Tchividjian

    If you reflect often on how His Atonement has changed you, and if you give thanks often, you will find that your witness of Him gains power to touch the hearts of others. When those you invite out of your own testimony feel that witness, they will come to accept Him as their Lord and Savior.

    Henry B. Eyring

    THANKSGIVING PRAYERS

    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.

    We Give Thanks

    Our Father in Heaven,

    We give thanks for the pleasure

    Of gathering together for this occasion.

    We give thanks for this food

    Prepared by loving hands.

    We give thanks for life,

    The freedom to enjoy it all

    And all other blessings.

    As we partake of this food,

    We pray for health and strength

    To carry on and try to live as You would have us.

    This we ask in the name of Christ,

    Our Heavenly Father.

    Help Me Thanksgiving Day Prayer

    O God, when I have food,

    help me to remember the hungry;

    When I have work,

    help me to remember the jobless;

    When I have a home,

    help me to remember those who have no home at all;

    When I am without pain,

    help me to remember those who suffer,

    And remembering,

    help me to destroy my complacency;

    bestir my compassion,

    and be concerned enough to help;

    By word and deed,

    those who cry out for what we take for granted.

    Amen.

    Thanksgiving Dinner Prayer

    Heavenly Father, on Thanksgiving Day

    We bow our hearts to You and pray.

    We give You thanks for all You’ve done

    Especially for the gift of Jesus, Your Son.

    For beauty in nature, Your glory we see

    For joy and health, friends and family,

    For daily provision, Your mercy and care

    These are the blessings You graciously share.

    So today we offer this response of praise

    With a promise to follow You all of our days.

    A Thanksgiving Day Prayer

    Lord, so often times, as any other day

    When we sit down to our meal and pray

    We hurry along and make fast the blessing

    Thanks, amen. Now please pass the dressing

    We’re slaves to the olfactory overload

    We must rush our prayer before the food gets cold

    But Lord, I’d like to take a few minute more

    To really give thanks to what I’m thankful for

    For my family, my health, a nice soft bed

    My friends, my freedom, a roof over my head

    I’m thankful right now to be surrounded by those

    Whose lives touch me more than they’ll ever possibly know

    Thankful Lord, that You’ve blessed me beyond measure

    Thankful that in my heart lives life’s greatest treasure

    That You, dear Jesus, reside in that place

    And I’m ever so grateful for Your unending grace

    So please, heavenly Father, bless this food You’ve provided

    And bless each and every person invited

    Amen!

    Abundant Blessing

    We thank you for the turkey,

    The gravy and the dressing.

    Dear Lord, this table overflows

    With Thy abundant blessing.

    Let us always be aware

    That all gifts come from You,

    And may we serve Your heavenly will

    In everything we do. Amen.

    Psalm 100

    Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.

    Serve the LORD with gladness:

    come before his presence with singing.

    Know ye that the LORD he is God:

    it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves;

    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

    Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,

    and into his courts with praise:

    be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

    For the LORD is good;

    his mercy is everlasting;

    and his truth endureth to all generations.

    A Thanksgiving Prayer

    Our Father, giver of life and joy, who is like you, Oh Lord, that we should come to you with our praise? You need not these words, for you formed our lips. What is man that you are mindful of him? You own the lives of all that inhabit the earth.

    Your power, might, and love are seen in the bounty of this season. We gather this day around a table laden with food that you have brought forth. We gather as family and friends whom you brought into this world. We bow before you with humble hearts knowing we live because you brought us to life.

    We celebrate this day as a nation of people who have been blessed more than any other people on the face of the earth and at any time. We acknowledge you as the giver of the good we so easily take for granted. Forgive us as we are a forgetful people. Grant us on this Thanksgiving Day, the time to reflect on all the ways you have blessed each of us who has gathered. Increase our understanding of your ways, defeat us when we use our blessings for selfish gain, and remind us to love one another.

    Thank you for providing all that we need for life and godliness. Make us to be a light and a blessing to the nations of the world. We acknowledge you as the only true and living God.

    We pray this in the name of your Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ.

    Amen.

    RYM-TYM NEWS AND OH! RADIO SHOW UPCOMING LIVE SHOW REMINDER

    Hello faithful supporters, I, Martha Wooden the hostess and creator of RYM-TYM wants to thank you much for stopping by. Also, OH! RADIO SHOW wants to thank all of you who tuned in to listen to the November 19, 2014 broadcast that aired live on Wednesday evening at 6:30pm standard mountain time. The topic in discussion was about possessing a Self Love - Relationship part 3 series finale. I am sure that you greatly enjoyed listening to the show just as much as I enjoyed hosting it. I truly loved loved loved hosting the show!! Greatly looking forward to hosting the next show which will be the finishing part of the series finale of this 3 part Self Love Relationship discussion, scheduled to air live after the Thanksgiving Holiday at standard mountain time. Call-ins will be open for discussion on this next live broadcast, for the last half hour of the show. So feel free to call in to discuss with the host about the radio show topic in regards to possessing a Self Love Relationship. This show will be scheduled soon, so check back to view the next scheduled show posting on the OH! RADIO SHOW website. Please be so very kind and do not forget to share this information with all others so that they too can tune in to listen to OH! RADIO SHOWS next live broadcast and be a part of the live on air chat discussion.

    Be sure to check back frequently just in case for radio show rescheduling. Pre-Scheduled upcoming show dates and times are subject to change at any given time, sorry, but only when necessary.

    A BIG THANKS TO EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU FOR SUPPORTING ME!!!!!

    I HAVE SO MUCH TO BE GRATEFUL FOR, SO MUCH!!!!!

    WOULDN'T YOU SAY THE SAME.....HOPEFULLY YOU FEEL THE SAME WAY TOO, BECAUSE IT IS SO VERY TRUE!!!

    NAME and COUNT YOUR MANY BLESSINGS!

    UNCONDITIONAL LOVE INFLUENCE....click on this link to read 1 CORINTHIANS 13

    HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING HOLDIDAY..............BE MORE THANKFUL AND SHOW AND GIVE THANKS ALWAYS!!!

    STAY SAFE, ENJOY LIFE, SHOW LOVE, LIVE IN PEACE...........

    TAKE IN, HAVE AND SHOW AN ATTITUDE OF MUCH GREAT GRATITUDE!!!

    Martha (RYM-TYM Creator/Host)

    Smile God LOVES YOU and I-I-I-I do too!

    Thanks much for visiting, viewing, listening and reading

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