Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thankful - Day 18

"If The Only Prayer You Say In Your Entire Life Is - 'Thank You' - That Is Enough"



Thanksgiving is only a week away. People all around the United States will be celebrating with a bountiful table filled with roast turkey or a vegetarian substitute with all the trimmings. We in America are really blessed when it comes to food.

Most of us have never experienced starvation or empty cupboards. When I was little, I did hear stories of that from my Mom though who lived through the Depression as a young girl. There is a really sweet woman over on YouTube, Clara, who features Depression Cooking along with stories of what it was like to live during that time. Check her out!

But for my entire life, my cupboards, refrigerator, pantry shelves and freezer have been full. Sometimes too full.

We not only have food, a substance to fill our hungry stomachs, but we can have what we want to eat, when we want to eat it, pretty much fresh the entire year round! Fancy restaurants take good food and go one step further creating a feast for the eyes as well!

Do you say Grace over your meals? Take just a moment before eating to be Thankful? I try to even if it is just silently thinking the words, "Thank You." I'm reminded of when I was little and we'd all sit down to our family dinners. Our little Grace went like this.....

"God Is Great, God Is Good, Let Us Thank Him For This Food"

We also used this one.....

Thank you for the World So Sweet,
Thank You for the food we eat.
Thank you for the birds that sing,
Thank you God for everything.

Today I'm Thankful for having enough to eat and drink, having enough food that I can share with those less fortunate and to farmers and ranchers everywhere who make having the bounty possible.


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