EARLY THANKSGIVING

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Yesterday we celebrated Thanksgiving at our house.  I know we’re early, but it has become a tradition for us, since my husband and son are Wisconsin hunters and hunting opens the week of Thanksgiving.  In a way I feel blessed to be able to celebrate ahead of the fray, because there is no pressure from the world.  We don’t have to think about Black Friday.  We aren’t inundated with football games.  We are simply together enjoying each other’s company – which is what I imagine the first Thanksgiving was.

Tradition is good.  Finding times to be with those you love is even better.  As time goes by, families become busier.  They are sometimes split by having to share time with the in-laws.  It’s really great to just have a lovely dinner together, enjoy stories of old times and actually talk to one another without the busyness of outside influences.

Our small family of five has been added to, over the years with two son-in-laws and three grandchildren.  Our table used to be overflowing with people, but daughter number one is now living in So. Carolina with her family, so we turned to FACE TIME this year to share some electronic time with them.  The internet is something to be thankful for at times like this.

It doesn’t matter what day you celebrate this special time of gratitude and family.  The joy we receive from God’s bounty is something that should be noticed every day of our lives.  God blesses us in so many ways.  If we think about those blessings rather than our problems, there’s no doubt they will outnumber the problems.  So from my house to yours, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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10 Responses to EARLY THANKSGIVING

    • atimetoshare says:

      Because I hit the enter button before I should have. It’s early, Wally! You can read the actual post now. Thanks for liking anyway.

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  1. Wally Fry says:

    Ah…good reason!

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  2. davidkitz says:

    You’re not early at all. Here in Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving annually on the second Monday of October. The truth is families and thanksgiving are well worth celebrating any time of the year.

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  3. Well then, a very happy early Thanksgiving—I never have understood the logic here in Georgia with our hunting seasons—my husband is also one who enjoys hunting, as he has done so since he was a little boy and now he enjoys his time in the woods with our son. But turkey season here in Georgia is in March—so we never have the wild turkey for Thanksgiving. And I certainly understand wanting to enjoy Thanksgiving without the looming interruption of a rapidly descending holiday madness! My husband owns an independent jewelry store here in our small community. He has / we all have / to work very hard to stay up with the large national chains which also litter our west Georgia community—so Thanksgiving is seen as the start of a non-stop time of servitude to the sad retail madness that grips this country each year at this time of year—sending everyone on a feeding frenzy as it were—vying and fighting to find bargains to things everyone sadly thinks everyone else just has to have—no longer is there thought and consideration but rather to accumulating of as much as possible as the cheapest price available—oh I don’t need to get started…
    A happy time of thankfulness for us all—
    Hugs—Julie

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    • atimetoshare says:

      Sounds like the holidays are quite hectic for you. May God bless your business. I know this hunting thing gets in the way of some things, but it has been a wonderful adventure for my husband and son. Since our son was three years old, he’s been spending Thanksgiving in the woods. He’s now 47. The tradition has kept them bonded for life! Have a great Thanksgiving in advance.

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  4. selah says:

    you are blessed to be able to celebrate Thanksgiving with your family, and if that photo is of one of your dinners, it looks delicious!

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    • atimetoshare says:

      I know. We try to make a point of getting together as much as possible. Love them all soooo much. The picture is not my own cooking. New did have a great feast though! Thanks for your comment.

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