Tuesday, November 26, 2013


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"Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving." W.T. Purkiser

"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." Melody Beattie

With Thanksgiving just a couple of days away, I wanted to dedicate this Turn it Up Tuesdays with songs dedicated to being thankful.

With all the holidays back to back, we seem to rush over Thanksgiving. Stores have their window displays of Christmas themed items and trees are for sale.  Some houses have their lights up and decorations hung, and everyone is getting ready for the shopping rush.

Let's not forget Thanksgiving.  For me, it's one of my favorite holidays because I get to share it with family.  I remember as a child, one of the places we would go for Thanksgiving was my aunt Margie's house.  It was so great to see the family; especially our cousins, and spend time together.  A table was dedicated to the "children", where we told stories, laughed and sat down to a great meal.  As we grew older, those traditions were passed down to our generation.  And, even though we don't get together every year, we still are surrounded by new families and loved ones. 

We all have something to be grateful for.  It's a time for families to come together; a time for people to give back to their communities, for those that are less fortunate.  It's a time to reflect; to appreciate; to cherish; to give. . . to be thankful.

Wishing you and your family/friends a Happy Thanksgiving!

Here are some songs that give thanks  . . .

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Natalie Merchant - Kind and Generous

Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World

Dido - Thank You

Kelly Clarkson - Thankful

Randa Victor created an inspirational video with Josh Groban's song, Thankful.  What a beautiful video (thanks Randa!).  You can watch it here

(Inspirational quotes above via internet)


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