Sunday, November 23, 2008

Thanksgiving links

A plethora of lovely Thankgsiving activities for every kind of family : ). Young kids, old kids, no kids...

My sister in law, Joy, sent this to me last week. Pretty cool. If you are brave enough to brave the shopping on Black Friday. Are you?

Since I am a horrible cook I will not be trying any of these recipes, but they did look good. It's always nice to see what other people are going to be eating.

Here is a link for a site with online games and activities for kids.

I have tried since I was in college to send one significant Thank you letter to someone each year at Thankgiving time. I think saying thank you and being thankful are two of the most beautiful things in the world. This site has lots of tips about ways to say Thank you : ). This year I am writing to Quince's wife, Andrea. I am thanking her for being a strong parent to her children in the midst of their family crisis.

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow."~ Melody Beattie ~

Can you believe Thanksgiving is in 4 days? Didn't it come quickly?
What is your favorite Thanksgiving tradition?


Jessican said...

Thanks for the links. My husband has been searching for Black Friday ads and this will be very helpful.

Happy Thanksgiving!

richies said...

I don't guess we have any special Thanksgiving traditions. Well none other that overeating. In even numbered years my daughter and her family spend Thanksgiving with us. It's an even numbered year this year. YEAH!

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smiles4u said...

Thank you for the links...I will have to check them out sometime today.
I love the quote by Melody Beattie. I am going to type it up and put it someplace to read every day.
I agree with you about thankfulness and how important it is for us to say it daily.
My thanksgiving tradition is to give to someone anonymously and to acknowledge them and all that they are. This year I will give to a young girl at the school I work at. She helps me in my daycare room for an hour every day(part of one of her classes and she earns credit for being with me.)and we have grown close. She has worked hard over this past year to turn her life around. She comes from a single parent home(sadly her father is not part of her life)and they struggle to make ends meet. Her mom works long hours and she also works every day after school. Maybe you could say a prayer for her and her family?

Bless you and your family. I am thankful that I found my way to your blog. You touch my heart. Thank you! Lori

jennykate77 said...

Great links! A couple I've been to, but a couple I haven't! I'll go check them out! The pic of your little guy is cute! :)

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Baby Favorite said...

You are so thoughtful to write a letter like that to Quince's wife; I know it will mean the world to her.

We don't really have any Thanksgiving traditions, really. I wish we did!

stargurrl13 said...

Great links and I love the idea of the letter! I might have to start that tradition myself!

This year, I'm so thankful for you Rebeckah! God has belssed me with your friendship and I'm so glad our blogging has created a friendship between us desipte the fact that we've never actually met.

I pray God blesses you richly! Happy Thanksgiving!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I think you picked a wonderful person to say thank you too! We have a piece of paper out in a certain place a everyone goes by and puts the thing they are most thankful for that year. I am saved them for years. :)

April said...

Morning Rebeckah!

Thanks for all the great links...I'll have to check them out. To be honest, we really don't have any Thanksgiving traditions because we usually go to my in-laws house. This year, they'll be coming here. I do love the letter-writing idea. I'm sure that will be more precious than gold to Quince's wife. How thoughtful of you! Have a good one, my friend!!

Annie said...

Hi there..thanks for that great quote on is so timely, isn't it?

Love your blog. Popped on over from your comment on cbw's .