Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Happy Thanksgiving

Just wanted to send out Thanksgiving greetings to all of my family and friends. We're heading out to a late lunch and dinner at our parents' homes this year. I made a Caramel Apple Cheesecake and Cheddar Cheese Cheeseballs to take along. I've been making that cheesecake for dessert for years. I was quite surprised to find the recipe on-line. I use the recipe from the Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cookbook.

Rachel Balducci, from Faith and Family Live, wrote this:

Some years, I find the gratitude is overwhelming—sometimes I am aware of so many incredible gifts from God in my life.
But some years I have to remind myself, ever so gently, to get in that mindset—to take my focus off of all I need to do, even for a moment, to thank God and praise him for all his goodness.

I have those feelings too, but find that I can't quite put it into such eloquent words. She also wrote a list of five things she is grateful for on her post. Here are my five:

1. My husband, who blesses me with his love
2. Our two children
3. friends and the kindness of strangers
4. flannel sheets on cold, winter mornings
5. the view of the mountains with the trees kissed with last night's snowfall.
It's beautiful!

Have a Thanksgiving Day full of God's Blessings!

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