Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thank You!!

Not too many years ago, with the help of Oprah Winfrey, Americans rediscovered thankfulness.  They read books, took seminars and started "thankfulness journals."  It was a fad, but a good fad, certainly better than anything the Kardashians had given us in this decade.  I am sure that ministers and priests and monks and nuns and other spiritual souls just shook their heads in disbelief, because this is their calling and what they had been telling people to practice for years.  An overweight, rich, black lady had somehow gotten through, past the soap operas, the shopping channel, and those questionable religious programs.  Yes, most of the listeners were woman with small children or those without jobs, but their actions spread like ripples on the pond to their families and loved ones.  Goodness grows slowly but goes on forever.

I cannot list all the things I am thankful for this year (my readers are high up in the list) because this post would be way too long.  I would begin with the big things like a faithful devoted husband and beautiful children and grandchildren and finally wind my way down to things like the beauty of floating feathers and the fact that we are made from stardust which connects us to this vast and awesome universe in a magnificent way.

I hope that your Thanksgiving Day, whether with those you love, those you cannot stand, or with just yourself, has a peaceful moment where you can stop and ponder all the good things in your life that you are thankful for.

(My jury duty was cancelled postponed until next week, so even though it is a civic duty, I am thankful for that small reprieve.)

20 comments:

Olga said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

Kat said...

Lovely. :)
There is so much to be thankful for.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Barbara Shallue said...

I agree with your Thanksgiving list! If we really stop to count our blessings, our eyes are opened and the list would go on and on. I'm glad you had the jury duty reprieve. Happy Thanksgiving!

Celia said...

So true, I hadn't thought about O's contribution to gratitude but you're right. Happy Thanksgiving Tabor.

Stephen Hayes said...

I hope you and your family have a happy and peaceful Thanksgiving. Take care.

Rain Trueax said...

happy Thanksgiving, Tabor. I am thankful for your blog as a place to come and comments that you put sometimes in mine :)

Lonely Rivers said...

We are all made of stardust that connects us.... Love this!

messymimi said...

A blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving Day to you and yours.

Freda said...

How I love the thought of being made of stardust. Thank you, Tabor and Every Blessing from Freda at Dalamory. www.freda.org.uk

Mage said...

You leave me with a big smile. With us, we have a giant gratitude list. Thanksgiving is a special day here.

Linda Reeder said...

As one little glob of stardust to another - Happy Thanksgiving!

Hilary said...

Very lovely. Wishing you and yours a beautiful Thanksgiving.

Betsy Adams said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

We are in FL with George's son and family enjoying Thanksgiving. They are cooking a FEAST for us… YUM.

Hugs,
Betsy

Hattie said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Bossy Betty said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Tabor! Hope it was a wonderful one.

chris said...

Stardust! Very thankful indeed! Happy belated Thanksgiving to you too, Tabor!!

Granny Annie said...

I am thankful for your beautiful posts throughout the year that are filled with amazing photographs and thought filled words to ponder:)

sonia a. mascaro said...

Happy Thanksgiving! (belated...)
In Brazil we don't have this day, but I would like so much if we have a special day to gratitude.

colleen said...

I read those same books that Oprah did but no one would listen to me! Thanks for being my blog friend. I always look forward to hearing what you have to say and getting a comment from you.

Anita said...

I'm late here, but after seeing your photos in your current post, it appears that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend.

Speaking of Oprah, I find myself peeking at her Super Soul Sundays for a few minutes as I'm cleaning up after my lunch. As a Christian, I used to hear all sorts of negative things about her and her guests. Throughout the years, I've picked and chosen. If the guest is weird, the TV is turned off. If not, I listen to see what it's about.

But you're right, the gratitude thing was a biggie... a good one.