Thanksgiving Thoughts and Quotes and Hospitality Helps

There shall be “a day of public Thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God…”  –1789 Congressional Proclamation



…falling to their knees to pray, they (the Pilgrims) celebrated by reading Psalm 100:

“…Give thanks to Him; bless His name.  For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting, And His faithfulness to all generations.” (from Thanksgiving, A Time to Remember, by Barbara Rainey)

Happy Thanksgiving!

A Helping of Hospitality will return next week, because I am taking time to be with family over this long weekend, and remembering to be thankful!  No video this week, but I know these posts on hospitality and the recipes included will be just what you needed instead.  Have a great Thanksgiving!

Here are some posts that you’ll enjoy relating to Thanksgiving and Hospitality:

Hospitality Excuses (An article to help you see how you can do it:) with easy tips

Recipe of the Week: Mom’s Thanksgiving Dressing (My absolute favorite part of Thanksgiving!) with a Crockpot Dressing recipe for those who want to keep their oven free.

Since we all know that for some, family get-togethers aren’t always full of joy, this Quote of the Day (on Forgiveness) from Corrie ten Boom.

We all want to be a good guest, so this one on “Lord, Help Me Not be a Ghastly Guest

Last year celebrating with family

and finally, our example is always Jesus Christ, to Whom we owe everything and to Whom our Thanks is directed this Thanksgiving, “The Ultimate Example of Hospitality.”

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The Impact of Attitude in Our Home

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.”

Chuck Swindoll

If you’re not content now, then you won’t be content even if all your circumstances change the way you’d like them to.  Your attitude is the most important thing that needs to change.

The attitude that you have towards circumstances, and how you communicate that attitude through your words, is what your children will believe, and live out.  If you feel sorry for them about some circumstance in their life, especially an unchangeable one, they will feel sorry for themselves about it.  If you communicate contentment, thankfulness and joy, they will feel thankful and joyful.

Short and sweet, but this could be the most life-changing Homemaking Tip you or I will ever get–that is, if we apply it.

I’m linked up with the Homemaking Linkup  and Women Living Well Wednesday linkup today–please join in!

By the Grace of my Heavenly Father alone, through His Son, Jesus Christ.

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