I WAS THINKING…
about Thanksgiving and what I’m thankful for. Of course, the most special and important things are family, health and friends. But how often I forget about the many things that I just take for granite. I have a house that is filled with “stuff” and it’s all mine. I want to be thankful for the beautiful world of nature. I’m also thankful for things I don’t have. Things like a broken leg or a flat tire. Well, you know what I mean. It’s great that we have one day when everyone stops to think about being thankful. I want to be thankful every day, even if it’s only a few seconds when I open my eyes and say, “Dear God, thank you for this day. Protect me and guide me to do your will today”.
WHEN THANKSGIVING BECAME A NATIONAL HOLIDAY
(Taken from The Old Farmer’s Almanac)
In 1863 Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving Day a national holiday. It was then that turkeys began to land on dinner plates across the country.
Every November since 1947 a “National Thanksgiving Turkey” has been presented to the U. S. president. Harry Truman got the first one. During an official ceremony in the Rose Garden, the president “pardons” the turkey, meaning its life is spared and it does not get eaten.
FAMOUS SAYINGS WORTH REMEMBERING
Don’t count the years, make your years count.
Anything hard in life can be made easier by the way you handle it.
Love cures both the one who gives and the one who receives it.
Dreams are renewable. No matter what age, there are still untapped possibilities and new beauty waiting to be born.
HACKS TAKEN FROM YOU TUBE
(Hope they work)
To know where to place a nail when hanging a picture, put toothpaste on the back of the picture where the nail should go, then press it against the wall to mark the place for the nail.
To freshen a dishwasher, put a cup of vinegar inside and run a normal cycle.
Use foaming shaving cream to clean spots off carpet.
Use a grapefruit half covered with salt to clean stains in sink or bathtub.
Don’t repeat yourself unless you aren’t sure you heard yourself correctly.
Life’s most awkward age is between Pampers and Depends.
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
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