"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands........" 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Monday, November 19, 2012


Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles
instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.
This is a time for all of us, to slow down with friends and family as we gather for a day of wonderful food and happy times. It is a time for us to reflect on all,.........no matter how great or small........that we have in our lives................and to be grateful.
May your Thanksgiving be full of many blessings to be thankful for.



magnoliasntea said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
This is my favorite holiday.

Country Gal said...

Cute poem and so true ! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family !

Debra said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, and God bless you!

T-Rex said...

Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving! That was a nice message in my blog feed.

Sherri Farley said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you Kathleen and your family.

We plan on staying home and stuffing ourselves with good food. Last Thanksgiving my husband was working and I watched PBS all day in a hotel (very nice military one) by myself. God has truly blessed us this last year and we are very thankful.

blessings, jill

Kelly said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Much Love.

Patty H. said...

Love the poem! Have a Blessed Thanksgiving.

Connie said...

That is one of my favorite poems, Kathleen. I hope you have a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

Bev said...

So true...Happy Thanksgiving!

Celestina Marie said...

I just love this poem and the meaning. Thank you for sharing. Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving and blessings to you and yours always.
hugs, CM

lil red hen said...

I'm thankful for your friendship, Kathleen, and the wonderful things you share with us.

Blessings on you and yours.

Vickie said...

Love your poem, Kathleen - Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! Blessings, friend!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Same to you and yours,
hope you have lots of your favorite pie!

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

What very excellent sentiments! I agree wholeheartedly. Hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful!

Paula said...

Beautiful reminder of all we have to be thankful for!
Happy Thanksgiving to you, Kathleen!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Kathleen, thanks for a lovely message. Sending our best wishes to you and your family for a blessed and Happy Thanksgiving Day. Indeed, we have much we are thankful for every day.

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