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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Sunday, October 3, 2010


 On October 11, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving in Canada and on November 25 in the United States. A lot of people like University students, workers and family members will travel long distances to be with their families to celebrate Thanksgiving without really thinking about the significance of what it means to be thankful.
We want a break and Thanksgiving is a HOLIDAY...

Thanksgiving is to give thanks to God our Creator for the fall harvest, for each other and for all that God has given us and continues to give us, for loving and caring. The trouble with us I think, is that we take so much for granted that we fail miserably to be truly grateful for what we have and for each other.  We think that our brothers and sisters are only from our immediate families. The miseries we don't see with our own eyes does not always concern us. We are never satisfied and always want more, better, newer, bigger and faster.

This year I want to get a head start on thinking what I'm grateful for, prior to Thanksgiving and so I want to share these photos someone sent me this summer to help us along. I hope that it will help us to put our priorities straight in being grateful.  After all A GRATEFUL HEART IS A HAPPY HEART...

                                      Are you worried where your next meal is coming from?

                Will you and your best friend or your love ones be out nowhere alone on Thanksgiving?

          Do you hop in the car to get from this place to that place and complain how slow the traffic is?

                                   Are you carrying a heavy load to earn a living?

Are you complaining about the inconvenience of detours or the condition of the roads? Would you carry your child on such a road and let his or her grandmother follow behind?

Could this be you, your mother or your grandmother? How about this load, to cook your daily meals if you can find food to cook?

 We don't need to have only one day to give thanks. Giving thanks to God our Creator should be every day, even several times a day, especially at meal time, when we go to bed, when we wake up, when we shower etc... I hope that I don't sound like a preacher but sometimes I get fired up when I put things in perspective and when I see how ungrateful we have become.  JB


  1. Thanks Julia,
    Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. Its just about family and togetherness.

  2. Thank you, Julia!
    We are indeed fortunate, and much of the time forget how easy our lives are compared to the majority of the world's people. The pictures really put our 'hardships' into perspective.
    Bless you, Julia for reminding us that being thankful is something we should be more than once a year.

  3. Great post Julia. Tried to respond, and it wouldn't let me. Trying again. I too love Thanksgiving, because we certainly have so much to be thankful for. No matter what are situation is, someone is always suffering more than we are. Reaching out is what we need to do. And on a daily basis. Nothing in this life is guaranteed. Glad my one guarantee is in Heaven.

  4. Thanks for your comments Kim, Pat and Kathy. By Thanksgiving day we will all be so thankful that our cornucopias will all be running over. Kathy, I had a bit of technical difficulty with Safari today as I was posting comments on someone else's blog too. JB

  5. Amen sister. I stand convicted my my ungrateful heart. It is good to be reminded of my blessings.

  6. I think that we all need to hook a rug with the quote A GRATEFUL HEART IS A HAPPY HEART to remind us. I think that this must be the reason that God wants us to be grateful so that we be happy. JB