Monday, November 12, 2012

Food for Thought

             I've seen several Christmas trees already up and decorated, the stores are in over drive to sell Christmas early again this year and it's not even Thanksgiving yet? I love to decorate for the holidays as much as the next person, with Christmas being the grand finale, but for all that is our life, we must slow down, take root and be thankful for what we have, even in the smallest ways. Gather your family, your friends and celebrate over a feast that so many must do without, be grateful for all you are blessed with and remember those who aren't! As we enter the pre Christmas rush, slow down, and savor the day set aside and keep it simple! What matters most is a thankful heart! Just some food for thought, carry on!


  1. Well said! The other day Christmas music was all ready playing. I'm all for it too, but just not yet. I'm wanting to enjoy the Fall and Thanksgiving before rushing into the hustle and bustle of the holiday next month. All in God's timing. Slow down and enjoy the simple life is my thoughts.
    Thanks for posting this!!
    Have a great day!

  2. Thanks for the sweet reminder.I like to savor each holiday and get tired of the rush and greed too.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  3. Dear Sue, I also agree with you, we must enjoy each day and season.
    It is so sad that we can be led by the ring and leash of the worlds fast past. Amen (bravo) good word!
    Blessings, Roxy

  4. I am keeping my focus on the true meaning of Christmas....the more unstable and greedy the world becomes i hope people will finally get fed up and say enough is enough. I heard the some stores are going to be open Thanksgiving day...that it may become the new black Friday. :(

  5. So true. It's really unbelievable isn't it? Happy Monday! :)

  6. I will not even think of Christmas, (except for my sewing projects)until Thanksgiving is passed. I like to savor the moment, and make a few memories along the way.

  7. Oh my....I couldn't believe today when I walked into the mall...."Have a Holly Jolly Christmas" was playing on the LOUD speakers. And to think that I was looking for Fall items.
    I join you in wishing that the stores would let us enjoy Thanksgiving first!!

  8. So true! (But I have to confess, I am seduced by the early Christmas items. I even did a whole blog post today on stuff I found at World Market.) I promise to be thankful for all the wonderful people and things in my life.

    Happy Thanksgiving,

  9. Anonymous5:57 AM

    Very well said ! Even though we don't celebrate Thanksgiving over here. We do have another festive day before Christmas called "Sinterklaas" on the 5th of December ( compare him with Santa ). I see Christmas decorations everywhere, but not as many Sinterklaas items. I wish you all a happy Thanksgiving, enjoy it with family and friends.

  10. Anonymous11:51 AM

    I also agree about stores opening on Thanksgiving - YUCK! As customers, we can vote with our pocketbooks. If no shoppers come, or very little, they won't open up again on Thanksgiving.


  11. Nice food for thought Sue. It seems the stores start their sales earlier and earlier. It was exciting when I was a kid to anticipate the really great Thanksgiving dinner and then seeing Santa early in December without being beat over the head at Halloween with all that advertising.


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