Be Thankful and a Printable

Are you thankful?

This is the time of year where giving thanks is something we tend to do a little more of.   Thanksgiving seems to serve as the holiday where we not only eat our heart out, but a time to reflect, be thankful and celebrate the many blessings we’ve received.

Isn’t that interesting to see that it’s defined as pleased and relieved!  So, maybe I should rephrase the quesiton:  Are you pleased and relieved?  {giggle}.  I love this quote:  There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.  — Author Unknown

I’ll be the first to admit that sometimes I lose sight of my blessed life when the storm clouds start rolling in… have you ever done that?  I have so much to be thankful for:  a roof over my head, a husband who loves me, food in the refrigerator, religious freedom, a car to get me places, running water, my health, an incredibly supportive family, and the list goes on.

Isn’t it sad that sometimes I lose sight of those things?  I think about the children I don’t have and the grandchildren my parents don’t have and in a split second I forget how blessed I am and focus on the one thing that seems out of reach.  Then some of us are soooo busy — we forget to take the time to think about all that we have.  A husband forgets to thank the wife/mother for all her hard work around the hour.  A wife forgets to thank the husband for the provisions he makes for the family.  We’re human.  It’s inevitable.  Sometimes we just need to stop.  We need to “Rest and Be Thankful.” (William Wordsworth)

In Ecclesiastes 3, it reads:

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Let this be the season that we truly take the time to “Rest and Be Thankful.”
Enjoy these 8×10 printables.  May they serve as a reminder of your many blessings.
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Did you visit with Sarah’s Cucina Bella yesterday?
Sarah shared a stress-free dish and all that she’s thankful for.

Thanks for asking me to be a part of this Thankful series, Jenny! Tomorrow, all of the lovely ladies participating in this series that The NY Melrose Family put together  are collaborating on hosting a hop to provide an opportunity for all of you to find some new blog friends.  We also think it would be lovely to provide sweet comments for one another as we all gear up for the chaos of the holidays.  What do you say — will we see you there?

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    • says

      Hi Sarah! Yes, unfortunately, it is way too easy to lose sight of all that we have to be thankful for. Thanks so much for stopping by. HUGS!

  1. says

    I enjoyed your post. You have a wonderful way of writing. =)

    Thanks so much for the printables! and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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