Saturday, November 19, 2011

Remember to Remember

The food will be beautifully presented with all the trimmings, the familiar aromas hanging heavy in the air, children and husbands waiting as patiently as they can. At long last the words “we gather together to ask the Lord's blessing*" will be pronounced and the clinking of silver on china will be heard.

But for many, the day will be bleak and cold. No family gathered round about. No food for the belly. Only the longing for some semblance of normalcy.

Let us give thanks for our abundance and help us to remember to reach out to those who are without.


 









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*It's Saturday Centus time again at Mrs. Jenny's house and you can tell she's preparing for Thanksgiving and gathering in all her loved ones

And what's going on at our house?...snow, snow and more snow...and a few (OK, way way way too many) moths (pesky buggers)...but mostly lots of gratitude for our countless blessings.



Oh mom, can we puhleeez come in? Don't you know how cold it is out here? 




Have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration and remember, remember what it's for...Thanks Giving!

15 comments:

jeff campbell said...

This is superb! Great sentiments and such fine photographs. Thank you for your visit to my blog where I try to keep it easy breezy...Ha! ;-) Peace

Sue said...

Wonderful, warm, and thoughtful post, Anita, and the photos are perfectly chosen.

=)

Christine said...

so many without, we should be thankful for every morsel and opportunities that come our way, and share with those without, so true :)

Karen S. said...

You are so right, and we just added two more to our all ready growing table for this year's celebrations....the pictures are just fabulous too!

EG Wow said...

GREAT post! I hope you do indeed have a wonderful Thanksgiving. And please let your little kids in so they can be thankful too. :))

Ames said...

Amen to that! Those sure are some stinkin sweet pooches you got there!~Ames

Dazee Dreamer said...

beautiful. We really do need to remember all those out there that won't be having the goodness of a warm meal.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Yes, thank you, Anita, for this important reminder. We have so much reason to be thankful -and extend a hand- every day.
Have a warm Thanksgiving.
xoRobyn

Judie said...

What wonderful photos! We always try to include at our table those who have no family near to celebrate our good fortune.

Bethe77 said...

Wonderful post! I love the dogs in the snow. So cute!
But back to the Saturday Centus Yes we have so much to be thankful for and should remember those with much less. Asking the Lords blessing upon them.
Happy Thanksgivng
Blessings

Nonna Beach said...

A very well inspired and written reminder to remember and bring a little joy and warmth to those out in the cold and alone...the photos of the pups are adorable !!!

Jann Olson said...

Wonderful! so thankful for all of my many blessings. Thankfully, I was able to give back to a family in need. Those little pooches frosty noses are so cute. Almost kissable!

Olive Tree said...

thank you for that reminder that you said it so perfectly in so many words. happy thanksgiving to you and your loved ones.

Rachey said...

Lovely thoughts! I know whenever it is snowing or there is a big storm of any kind outside, I think of how thankful I am for a roof over my head and I think of people without one and wish I could do more.

Jenny said...

I think it is our duty to help where we can, spread laughter and sustenance when we are able...and to remember that 'there but for the grace of God go I'.

This was wonderfully poignant and touching.

I really loved this Anita!

And please, please let those little guys inside out of the snow! They look shivery cold!