Did You Give Thanks?
Yesterday was Thanksgiving here in Canada. However, as I’ve often done before, (and I know many other families do too), I made a point of celebrating it with a family supper on Sunday. The only family I have close by is my brother Tom, and the last few years I’ve been including a friend of mine who lives alone, and whose mother doesn’t believe in celebrating holidays.
I prepared the peach/mandarin orange cheese cake before I left for church.
After church I picked up my friend at her church and brought her home for lunch. I made that after I got the turkey into the oven (in a brand new roaster) because Tom likes his supper early. Lunch was hot oatmeal with fruit and grilled cheese sandwiches. While waiting for the time to do up the mashed potatoes and veggies, my friend showed me a new craft she has been learning, and I showed her an old one of mine that is similar. (Both have to do with weaving with crochet cottons).
Suddenly it was time to work in the kitchen, and carve off enough turkey to pack and take for our supper to Tom’s place. We enjoyed the meal, and even found room for 2 pieces each of the cheese cake dessert. That way there was no need to decide who got the leftovers. We cleaned it up!
After I’d delivered my friend to her choice of place, I went home and cleaned up the rest of the turkey, put the bones in the crockpot to simmer all night, and did dishes.
Well, not all at once. My back was complaining, so I sat down for a bit of a rest, dropped my chin and dozed off. When I woke I felt refreshed enough to carry on. When done I sat down again, and dozed off until midnight, at which point I decided I might as well go to bed.
Did I give thanks? Yes, I made a point of it in my prayer time before breakfast. But I also make a point of doing that every day. Often even three to four times a day.
A few items from my thanksgiving list;
Solved the glued down photo problem and have those just about all in a new album.
My sister Erma, in Ontario, had a success knee replacement surgery
I am blessed with helpful friends.
I trust, if you are Canadian, or even if not, that you have a long list of blessings to count and to give God thanks for today and every day.