Sunday Holiday Inspiration: Happy Thanksgiving!

happy thanksgiving

Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say.
I say that one a lot.
Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.
When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength.

-Alice Walker, author

This will be a difficult Thanksgiving for many of us. We may be unable to be with family because of the pandemic. We may be suffering from COVID or someone we love may be ill. We may have lost our job or fear we may lose income. We may be feeling the pain of this tragic time in the lives of so many.

But no matter how difficult our lives may be, expressing whatever gratitude we feel gives purpose and meaning to our lives. A popular internet meme (anonymous) claims the following. I think I’m going to suspend disbelief and just say amen. How about you?

Did you know GRATITUDE:

~shields you from negativity

~ makes you at least 25% happier

~ rewires your brain

~ eliminates stress

~ heals

~ improves sleep

~ boosts self esteem & performance

~ enhances the law of attraction

~ improves relationships

I wish you a Thanksgiving filled with gratitude and all the blessings that flow from it, straight into your heart.


  1. Joan Leopold on November 22, 2020 at 8:15 am

    Thank you, Emilie. I’ve been reminding myself lately to be thankful for the blessings I have. Gratitude goes right along with that.
    We should be in Chicago right now with our daughter and 3 grandchildren for our annual Thanksgiving week visit. We haven’t seen them since January. I know we aren’t the only ones who miss our family. I’m grateful we are all well at the moment. I’m grateful my son lives here.
    Hopefully we will all be able to return to a more normal life soon.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  2. Nancy Lepri on November 22, 2020 at 9:23 am

    Thank you and God bless!

  3. Adelyn Grudier on November 22, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    I am Thankful that I am still here to enjoy 86 Thanksgiving holidays. While this one will not be joyous, I will make it another day that I can see beyond the turkey coma that we really do have so much in our lives. I just hope that the last few weeks of this year can be quieter and calmer than this whole year has been.

  4. Rita on November 22, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    People say they don’t like spending so much time with their spouse. Maybe your spouse doesn’t want to spend time with them either. My husband and I have been married for 51 years 10 months and 22 days. We are not tired of each other. We do not fight. We say please and thank you whenever we can. People should try it. It works. Working God into that mix doesn’t hurt either. Happy Thanksgiving, Rita

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