Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

My Mother’s Death: An Irrational Joy

My mother died on Thanksgiving Day and I have never felt more joy in my life. Am I mad or merely cold-hearted? Neither. I was raised believing in Me and Mom and Dad. And that was pretty much it. God … Continue reading

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It’s Thanksgiving in the U.S.A. today. It’s Thanksgiving in heaven every day. Think I’ll move to heaven. Happy Thanksgiving Day Forever! “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His steadfast love endures forever!” ~Psalm 107:1

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Preparing to Give Thanks

“Remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ~Epicurus “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” ~Alphonse Karr “Remember, God causes all things to work together … Continue reading

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Thank You!

“Happiness is a habit. And gratitude is the behavior that forms it. Want to be happy? Practice. Not just on the holiday that tells you to. But every day!” ~from How to be Happy “Enter with the password: ‘Thank you!’ making yourself … Continue reading

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How to be Happy

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
My holiday comedy sketch The Thanksgiving Fairy features Rick and Toodie, a married couple who are having one of those “nothing-to-be-thankful-for” days. Ever had one of those?  (OK, I might as well admit up front…

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Thanksgiving is Coming!

Thanksgiving is one of America’s favorite days (it’s also celebrated in other countries on other dates). But for many it’s real name should probably be Self-indulgence Day. So, enjoy, but don’t forget… To pause and be thankful: To take a moment to remember … Continue reading

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Rough Grace

It was 30 years ago today, on the Friday before Thanksgiving, one of the busiest travel days of the year. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) was crawling with pre-holiday misery. Planes were late and tempers were flaring. The holidays might … Continue reading

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