Friday, November 27, 2009

After Thanksgiving Recipe

Well, Thanksgiving is over and we will be looking for recipes for the leftovers for several days, if not weeks. My recipe won't help there but it just might help you get through the rush to come between now and Christmas. Hope you enjoy!!!


1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile. It is the ultimate anti-depressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to God about what is going on in your life. Buy a lock if you have to.

3. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement, 'My purpose is to __________ today. I am thankful for ______________.

4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, wild Alaskan salmon, broccoli , almonds & walnuts.

6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

7. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

9. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

11. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

12. You are not so important that you have to win every argument. Agree to agree.

13. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

14. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: 'In five years, will this matter?'

17. Forgive everyone for everything.

18. What other people think of you is none of your business.

19. GOD heals everything - but you have to ask Him.

20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

21. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch!!!

22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

23. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements: I am thankful for __________. Today I accomplished _________.

24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

25. When you are feeling down, start listing your many blessings. You'll be smiling before you know it.

Have a wonderful Holiday Season. I'll be "seeing" you ASAP.

God Bless,

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving 2009

It has been over a month since I've posted and I'm terribly sorry. There has been much to do and I've had some health set backs. However, I could not let Thanksgiving go by without saying:

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Hopefully, it will be more than just a holiday for you, but a time when we can all make an accounting of our blessings and a time when we can share with others. In our family, after we have all stuffed ourselves with the wonderful food God has blessed us with and that my sister prepares, we go around the table starting to Daddy's left and ending with him and tell those we love something for which we are thankful. We usually don't make it very far before most of us are wiping tears and once Daddy has expressed the blessing for which he is most thankful he leads us in prayer thanking our father for ALL that he has given to us.

This is a memory that I treasure greatly and I always spend some time choosing the blessing that I want to share. It must be something special. Something that will let my family know how much I appreciate them and all that they have given to me.

Now, since I will be out of town tomorrow, I want to thank my blogging friends for your patience, love and care and for all the encouragement you have given to me. May God bless you throughout this Holiday season with a true sense of Him and a reminder of all the wondrous things with which He has blessed us.

God Bless,

I’m Thankful For...
Colossians 3:15

I’m thankful for the world God made,
The beauty and creatures therein.
I’m thankful God knew man would fall
And had a plan to redeem from sin.

I’m thankful Jesus came to earth
Lived and died and rose again,
So if I’ll walk within His light
I a home in Heaven will win.

I am thankful for the Bible
That tells us all of Jesus’ love,
And tells us all what we must know
To help others to a home above.

I’m thankful God gave me a family
Who believe in Him and His grace,
Who help me walk the narrow way
Who cheer me while running life’s race.

I’m thankful for three grown children
And the grandchildren they’ve given me.
I pray they’ll all find their way back home
Before we face eternity.

I’m thankful for my dear husband
And the support he’s been to me,
As God in His wondrous knowledge
Sent us grandchildren, one, two, three;

To share our home and the love there,
To do the very best we can,
To prepare them for the days ahead
When we’ll all take our final exam.

I’m thankful that I live in pain
So much that others must push my chair,
‘Cause it’s always there to tell me
That others have many more cares.

I’m thankful for my great church home
Who has never left us in need.
All we must do is say the word
We soon know that they did heed.

I’m thankful that God has given prayer
So that I can thank Him for all,
The wondrous things I’ve mentioned above
And many others both great and small.

For if I had to list them all
In this Daybreak I’m also thankful for,
Our editor would at the very least
Let me write for this work no more.

Joyce K. Smith
November, 2008