I WAS THINKING…
about my visit last week to our mall. It was the first time I actually walked through-out the large two-story shopping center since much of it was closed from the pandemic. A number of my favorite stores were gone and some replaced with unfamiliar names. But what amazed me most was how it was already decorated for Christmas with oversized wreaths and under a giant Christmas tree was Santa himself waiting to visit with the children. Did someone skip Thanksgiving?
THOUGHTS ABOUT GRATITUDE AND THANKSGIVING
Being thankful is the highest form of thought.
Gratitude is what we feel and being thankful is how we express that feeling.
It was noted that Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.
Feeling gratitude to someone and not telling them is like wrapping a present and not giving it to them.
The true measure of Thanksgiving is not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them.
Dr. Seuss: “You oughta be thankful, a whole heaping lot, For the places and people you’re lucky you’re not!”
AND THEN THERE’S BLACK FRIDAY
OVERHEARD: I think Black Friday is a scam. It just means they overcharge us 364 days a year.
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE: A small business owner was dismayed when a brand-new corporate chain much like his own opened up next door and erected a huge sign which read BEST BLACK FRIDAY DEALS. He was horrified when another competitor opened up on his right, and announced its arrival with an even larger sign, reading LOWEST BLACK FRIDAY PRICES. The small business owner panicked, until he got an idea. He put the biggest sign of all over his own shop-it read…MAIN ENTRANCE.
PREPARING FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER
Taken from Easy Does It
Need to iron a large tablecloth? Use your bed as ironing board. You won’t have to worry about keeping it off the floor as you iron.
Using candles? They burn longer and drip less if put in freezer for an hour first. Place aluminum foil around bottom of candle to remove more easily.
Two can live as cheaply as one if they both work.
A rich man is one that has steak the day after Thanksgiving.
Information for this blog is taken from many sources.
Deem reliable at your own risk.
Punch Lines are complimentary of Fr. John Hampsch, C.M.F.