Monday, October 8, 2012

Count Your Blessings

Count your blessings and your problems.
If your problems outnumber your blessings, count again . . .
Chances are the things that you take for granted were not added up.

Rishika Jain, Indian poet

Since the feast days of my childhood, I have loved pulling out Mom's china and silver, putting the extra leaves in the table, and spreading out a long tablecloth. Today we gathered around the special table setting for Thanksgiving lunch. Blessed with abundant good food and good family we caught up on recent happenings and reminisced about all kinds of things: generations of babies in "Jolly Jumpers", road trips, babysitters and teachers, and loved ones who are with us in spirit. We have so much to be thankful for.

Yesterday a young soloist gifted the congregation with moving song "Thankful", composed by D. Foster, R. Page and C.B. Sager and here performed by Josh Groban:

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving. I was thinking of everyone this weekend and wishing I could be there to share it with you.


p.s. I have a photo of myself in that Jolly Jumper in your parents' doorway.

Shari said...

I just learned that Jolly Jumper is a Canadian invention dating back to 1910. Wow! When I think of all the happy babies groovin' in their swings, Susan Olivia Poole deserves a Nobel Prize for Promoting Peace in the Home.