Wednesday, November 25, 2009

What to do Wednesday

That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:5


Well today is Wednesday, the day before the big feast. But already my week has been full with family and food that I think I might take tomorrow off and have lasagna!

I am soooo kidding! I have to have turkey on Thanksgiving like everyone else. It’s as if the tradition was set in stone many moons ago and anything other than turkey for thanksgiving is just another day, right?

I do digress. I think Thanksgiving is a day to be thankful. Not just for turkey and food, but all things present in your life. A day to give thanks to Our great Lord and Savior for the blessings that He and He alone has given us.

Sure we can go out and buy food, we can enjoy a feast, but isn’t it great to take this one day and focus on The One? Many people will not eat a meal today, many will wander the streets searching garbage bins just for a crumb of food that will hold them over to the next trash bin.

See? As we sit here, tapping on our keys wondering what we’re going to write, there are people with so much less than what we have. So tomorrow and possibly every other day, take the time to THANK your God, your Allah, your Savior, whoever you choose, but thank the very being for making all of this in our world possible!

May you all have a blessed Thanksgiving! “Give thanks, for it is who we are that makes us become who we want to be.” ~joni

I’m thankful….
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I’m thankful for that one warm ray,
That shines on me to lighten my day.
I’m thankful for the dewy grass
That tickles my toes as I pass.
I’m thankful for the fragrant air,
That wafts on by without a care.
I’m thankful for the torrents of rain
That soaks my skin; releases my pain.
I’m thankful for the budding flower.
That blooms in glory, a scented shower.
I’m thankful for every timeless season,
new bark; new bough with endless reason.
I’m thankful for all the joyful bliss,
that graces my cheek as a gentle kiss.
I’m thankful for being allowed too touch,
that one lost soul whom needs so much.
I’m thankful for every little thing,
that has no worth, but smiles they bring.
I’m thankful for the minuscule,
for that is where my soul can rule.
I’m thankful for all my eyes can see,
breathless beauty from God to me.
I’m thankful for all of this and more,
The love of life, the chance to soar!

6 comments:

benning said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Joni! Er ... um ... Gandy! Heheheee!

I work three accounts this evening, then tomorrow my Mom will pick me up at 3PM and haul me up to Tarpon Springs. Thanksgiving with my folks and some of their friends, and I'll stay until Sunday. :)

No turkey, this year, since my folks made one for their Church celebration already. Ham! Me likeee some ham! Whoo-Hoo!

:D

Stormcrow said...

Yep, no matter how bad we think our situation is, there are always those who have it worse. Something to think about as we scrape our Thanksgiving leftovers into the trash or the dog's bowl. :*

joni said...

Howhowhowwwlll! ;-)
Benning, you tell mom that she HAS to make you some turkey. It's the one time (or two or three) that you get to visit and you want turkey!

Spending it with family will be great! A nice relaxing weekend! You take care and enjoy!

And yes...we should all be thankful for the miniscule things. :-)

Angel always...godspeed! O:-)

Raven said...

Wonderful poem. Very pertinent post. I'm so glad I stopped in. I really could use the reminder that this holiday is about being grateful for the little things.

so, no refrigerator. Making stuffing out of toast, because the other bread got moldy. Switch to sweet potatoes instead of fancy dish because the cream ingredient would have meant refrigerating the dish. Canned beans and fresh garlic instead of the fresh beans, um...they are not ruined, just limp and well...beany.

:) I can do this! I am making pies Thanksgiving Day so they don't get wet. No preservatives causes them to turn fast.

I can do this. Yes, I can. And family will eat what's available. Because they are good sports.

Happy Thanksgiving dear friend. Thank you for the many poems of inspiration that you leave for me to find.

Raven

joni said...

Raven,
I'm sending up prayers that you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving in spite of the fridge situation!
I know you can and will do it and it will be glorious!

Many prayers for you my friend!

June said...

Hope you (and everyone) had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Tradition is important to each of us as it's part of who we are, where we're from.

Take care,
June
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