Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Thank You!

“Please” and “thank you.” Those were the magic words, Mom and Dad said. Corny? Yep. But you know what? When I taught my kids to say them, they were kind of magical. “Happiness isn’t necessary for gratitude, gratitude is necessary … Continue reading

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How to be Happy

My Thanksgiving holiday sketch GrrAttitude is about a married couple having one of those nothing-to-be-thankful-for days. Ever have one of those? (The incident below really happened to my wife and me.) The setting is a laundromat: “So,” he observes, “our … Continue reading

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Rough Grace

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

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Thanksgiving is Coming!

Thanksgiving is one of America’s favorite holidays. But for many its real name should probably be Self-indulgence Day. So, enjoy, but remember: 1) Pause and be thankful 2) Appreciate your forebears: 3) And don’t get ahead of yourself. Have great week, peeps! (Oops, … Continue reading

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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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Thanksgiving!

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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