Pilgrims really started something when they served turkey for the first
Thanksgiving dinner. Now it just doesn't seem like Thanksgiving without it.
if they had served pheasant or rabbit?
do you do when Tom Turkey becomes the family pet? Turkeys don't have a
lovable look and scare most people with their deep-throated "gobble - gobble
- gobbles". It's hard to imagine a big turkey tagging you around...because he is friendly!!
there have been families who have become so attached to one that they had
roast beef for Thanks-giving. They just couldn't bear to think of taking
bites from familiar turkey wings and legs.
The curious cow
chewing on a cud of hay...
are a funny brand - our
I can't understand.
His corn is
wet, the mortgage's
due, but I just
never see him blue.
some things go
wrong, still he
whistles out a song."
Then spoke up
the wise old cat
"That man is
smart; I'll tip my
around...and I have found
either SMILE or
life with discontent,
people's days are
in counting all
the blessings sent.
quite an art.
- The secret is a grateful heart."
THERE IS a Thanksgiving game that is
guaranteed to be quite a revelation of the sometimes little and funny things
that make our lives fuller and happier.
Count your personal blessings, using the letters of the alphabet as a
guide. Let your answers come brainstorming (whatever comes to mind) for
example: "A" - jars of Applesauce in the basement, Anti-freeze on the car,
Aunt Rachel's fruit salad recipe, etc. "B" - babies (maybe there's a special
one), snow boots, books, etc., etc...
It's fun and it'll give you a
MORE you give thanks, the happier you are! Gratitude is a good feeling.
But you get the greatest happiness when you say "Much obliged!" to God...
"What shall I render to the Lord for
all his bounty to me?"