We are blessed in so many ways; many things we take for granted but we should stop and be thankful each and every day."
It is the day before my country’s national day of thanksgiving. It is a time when many families will come together in fellowship and appreciations accompanied by a feast where many will overeat. I hope those of us who have enough will stop to appreciate how good we have it when so many around us will go hungry. It is a time when we each should express gratitude for what we have and if possible share with others who have little.
If you can’t feed a needy stranger support those that do. In every community there are people like you and me that will provide a meal for the poor, the hungry and the homeless. If we can’t serve alongside them at least we can help by making a contribution that can be used to buy the makings for a dinner for someone in need. We do it by donating to the Salvation Army; it is a gift as much to ourselves as it is to those who might go hungry without our help.
Ray’s Daily will close down tomorrow so we can celebrate with family and friends. Friday we will rest and recover as our neighbors start shopping for bargains. The Friday after Thanksgiving is day where merchants offer huge discounts to those willing to battle other shoppers for the best deals. We will be back with you again next Monday.
Oh by the way, before I forget, you are on my list of reasons why I am thankful. Thanks for being there.
Thanksgiving is the appointed time
for focusing on the good in our lives.
In each of our days,
we can find small blessings,
but too often we overlook them,
choosing instead to spend our time
paying attention to problems.
We give our energy
to those who cause us trouble
instead of those who bring peace.
let's be on the lookout
for the bits of pleasure in each hour,
and appreciate the people who
bring love and light to everyone
who is blessed to know them.
You are one of those people.
I'm thankful for you.
By Joanna Fuch
"It is literally true, as the thankless say, that they have nothing to be thankful for. He who sits by the fire, thankless for the fire, is just as if he had no fire. Nothing is possessed save in appreciation, of which thankfulness is the indispensable ingredient. But a thankful heart hath a continual feast."
An attorney was sitting in his office late one night, when the Devil appeared before him. The Devil said to the lawyer, "I have a proposition for you. You can win every case you try, for the rest of your life. Your clients will adore you, your colleagues will stand in awe of you, and you will make embarrassing sums of money. All I want in exchange is your soul, your wife's soul, your children's souls, the souls of your parents, grandparents, and parents-in-law, and the souls of all of your friends and law partners."
The lawyer thought about this for a moment, then asked,
"So, what's the catch?"
If these walls could talk, they'd probably say, "No! Not the nails again! Not the hammer! NOT THE HAMMER!!!!"
Jennifer A. Ford
On New Year's Eve, Judy stood up at the local pub and said that it was time to get ready. At the stroke of midnight, she wanted every husband to be standing next to the one person who made his life worth living.
Well, it was kind of embarrassing. The bartender was almost crushed to death.
"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
When a blonde finally got married her husband bought her one of those fancy, electric coffee makers. It had all the latest gadgets on it. Salesman Riley carefully explained how everything worked, how to plug it in, set the timer, go back to bed, "...and upon rising the coffee is ready!" A few weeks later the blonde wife was back in the store and Riley asked her how she liked the coffee maker. "Wonderful!" she replied, "However, there's one thing I don't understand. Why do I have to go to bed every time I want to make a pot of coffee?"
Diplomat: A person who tells you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
The elderly husband and wife, both a little hard of hearing, were watching golf on TV. The husband turned to his wife of some 50 years and said, "In my next life, I'm going to be rich and play all those beautiful golf courses with their great bars and dining and dancing areas." The wife quickly responded, "How will you be able to manage all that with your bad legs?
You can barely walk!" "I said, '..in my next life...,'" the husband replied.
"Oh," she said. I thought you said, '..with my next wife...'"
“Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.”
Malcolm S. Forbes
An old man in Miami calls up his son in New York and says, “Listen, your mother and I are getting divorced. Forty-five years of misery is enough.”
“Dad, what are you talking about?” the son screams.
“We can’t stand the sight of each other any longer,” he says. “I’m sick of her face, and I’m sick of talking about this, so call your sister in Chicago and tell her,” and he hangs up.
Now, the son is worried. So he calls up his sister. She says “Like hell they’re getting divorced!” and calls her father immediately. “You’re not getting divorced! Don’t do another thing, the two of us are flying home tomorrow to talk about this. Until then, don’t call a lawyer, don’t file a paper, DO YOU HEAR ME?” and she hangs up.
The old man turns to his wife and says “Okay, they’re coming for Thanksgiving and paying their own airfares.”
"Once you start practicing being grateful and thankful for things, people, and events, you may notice that you start to attract more positive things, people, and events in your life."
Stay well, do good work, and have fun.
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