Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving 2021

 Happy Thanksgiving!

I can smell the turkey cooking in your kitchen as you read this post.  I can hear the laughter as friends and family gather together to give thanks on this day.  I can just image grandparents hugging their grandchildren and children, and friends hugging friends.  This is what we've been missing over the past two Thanksgivings.

This is my Harvest of Hope quilt. When I think of family, my personal family and my quilting family, I think about harvesting hope. We all sow the seeds of hope, love, friendship, and gratitude. Then we harvest that love, and fill our hearts to overflowing every time we gather together. 

Let's hope for the future while reflecting on the past.  As we go about our days and weeks, we are all harvesting hope in our lives by planting seeds of happiness, giving smiles along the way, a hug here and there, and spreading encouragement to help each other grow and prosper.


Our family gathered together last Sunday as it was the only time our eldest granddaughter could travel from college in Arizona back to California.  It doesn't matter what day you celebrate the holiday.  It matters that you are together.  This was a raucous group of partiers.  I love to just sit back and enjoy all of the conversations going around the table and the room.  Their voices and laughter filled the house.  

The puppy in the picture is our son's dog, Copper.  Mazey was camera shy, as she zipped in and out of pictures.  There were a few pictures just featuring her tail as she flew through the field of view.

Mr. Joe and I are going to spend a very quiet Thanksgiving together.  I see a football game or two in our future.  

I am so thankful for all of my blog readers, and our friendships which have developed over the years since I started blogging in 2008.  Many of you have been with me and supported me from the very start.  I feel extremely blessed.

Soon,

Lynn



16 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Mr Joe and Mazey! My husband, daughter and I will be BBQing our turkey. Have a great day!

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    1. I hope you had a good Thanksgiving, Jeanne.

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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  3. How can I follow your blog? I do not see anywhere to sign up to receive notices of your posts? Thanks

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    1. Thank you for asking, Pam. Blogger has disabled the email feature. You will just have to make my blog one of your "favorites" and check on a regular basis.

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  4. Such beautiful and heartfelt words, Lynn! Yes, we have much to be thankful for! Enjoy your day with Joe and Mazey. My Mister (Putz) and I are doing much the same thing). Hugs!

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  5. Lynn, you celebrated early, we are celebrating tomorrow because it's not the about the timing, it's about the time. Thankful for family and friends, count yourself (and Gail) wrapped in a hug. Best wishes, Sharon McD

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    1. I'll bet you had a wonderful time with your family, Sharon. Next year we will be able to see you and the girls.

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  6. What a beautiful post, Lynn. Love to you and Mr. Joe!

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  7. What a beautiful post, Lynn. Thank you for reminding us what the holiday is all about. And that we should be thankful every day, and plant those seeds of love! Happy holidays, my friend.

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    1. Oh Sandy, we really need to meet. How about coming to one of my retreats?

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