On Thanksgiving 2012

Thanksgiving Day … the day of thanks. The list of things to be thankful is lengthy when analyzing one’s life: family, friends, health, and the abilities that differentiate each of us into tools that others use. We can also look at the basic needs as food, shelter, and water … or the many thanks revolving around one’s faith … or even the variety of possessions each of us have … and in many cases, actually more than we need.

Then there are the fundamental human behaviors as care, love, and empathy. Last Friday I mentioned the health concerns for a hospitalized friend. Her short-term concerns have greatly improved, yet the great unknown of her long-term fight lies ahead. However, I am thankful for those who wished her well here. A wrote a short line of concern and many of you impressively reached out. Although many people are selfish, condescending, mean, and even evil, I continue to be thankful for the good people everywhere.

Think about the beauties in nature such as oceans, mountains, and plains – or bees, flowers, pets, and wildlife. I’ve written about the joys of creation and discovery in many posts found in the Religion and Science category. Creation is a beauty thing, especially when we take the time to look. Enjoy this wonderful video … and thank you Nancy for finding this.

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone – and a special thanks to those who take the time to visit here. Have a safe holiday weekend.

27 thoughts on “On Thanksgiving 2012

  1. Hope your friend continues to get better – each day at a time I guess.

    You know I was having the ‘thank God for the good people’ discussion with one of my twitter friends the other day (in reaction to some sickening thing that had happened in the news) – it’s very easy to get bogged down in the sheer amount of evil that happens in the world (and even in our names, thank you, Governments) – my friend had one simple piece of advice – ‘To be a good and faithful husband and father is the best thing you can do for the world – everything positive follows on from that’

    Happy Thanksgiving πŸ™‚

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    • Charlie,
      Great advice by your friend. Imagine if that practiced by everyone in the world … heck, I’ll settle for 80%. Nonetheless, good people remain the most positive force on the planet.

      Happy Thanksgiving to you .. and thanks for the good wishes for my friend. Thanks for commenting.

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    • DING DING DING …. alarms sounding! Bells and whistles going off madly!

      Congratulations Hansi … you are comment number 6000! Woo hoo … one more thing to be thankful for!

      Many thanks for the wishes and the best ahead for you on this holiday. “Just got to look around and see” … well said and priceless.

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    • El Guapo,
      “Taking a deep breath and remembering” is a great idea … as is taking a deep breath before large intakes of food. Advise for the day – take time to taste before swallowing. Many Thanksgiving wishes to you.

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  2. As I fight my ongoing battles against pin-headed renters and infuriating rental agents, I am truly thankful for folks like you, Frank, and all the other folks who have let me drop my little “pearls” of wisdom on their sites. And all the great people I’ve met conversing on those sights. Even if I don’t get to chat with one certain charming French-Canadian lady anywhere near as much as I’d like! πŸ˜‰
    A happy, and peaceful, Thanksgiving to all! πŸ˜€

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    • John,
      There are never good times for those kind of battles. Be strong my friend. On the selfish side, my thanks for your faithful commenting and support here. Besides, I appreciate the humor that you subject to all of us. πŸ™‚ Although she seldom comments here, the French-Canadian lady visits and reads … so she’ll see your message. Many Thanksgiving blessing to you and wife.

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    • Kibbles,
      Welcome first-time commenter, and excuse my late reply (due to travels).

      Many thanks for the thoughts concerning our friend in the hospital. She’s still there (2+ weeks for now) … but from I can understand, she is turning the corner on the short-term issues.

      Thanks too for the Thanksgiving wishes and I hope your holiday went well too.

      Meanwhile, it’s time for me to continue to catch up from the holiday, which includes stopping at your blog. Thanks again for visiting and I hope you return.

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    • Paul,
      First of all, welcome first-time commenter … and I hope you return. Also, my apologies for not replying sooner (due to holiday travels). Meanwhile, I agree with you … we should not forget the good things in life – especially as the negative things try to cover them. Thanks for commenting.

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  3. Thanks for the beautiful video and John Rutter’s music, “For The Beauty Of The Earth.” I’ve always enjoyed singing that arrangement in church choirs. And thanks in your blog for the many times you celebrate the Beauty of the Universe and the seemingly ongoing process of creation.

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