Monday, 12 October 2009

Happy Thanksgiving


















In Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October. Originally Canadians gave thanks for a successful harvest and since Canada is further north then the U.S. our harvest season is earlier.

‘As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.’ ~~ John F. Kennedy ~~

65 comments:

Dede said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Very true words.

(((HUGS)))

Marie S said...

Happy Thanksgiving my pretty.
Love and huge hugs.

Sarah said...

Happy Thanksgiving dear Renee!! I hope you all have a peaceful day hon!! It has been a rough year for you all - but I know you hon..you will find the good in it!! Love and Thanksgiving blessing to you and yours, Sarah

Arija said...

We always have so much to give thanks for every single day of our lives no matter what happens there is alway more than one thing to be thankful for...so a very happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Lori ann said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family dear Renee.
Those are wise words to live by, living with gratitude.
Enjoy the day!
♥ love,lori

Annie said...

Happy Thanksgiving Renee. I love that quote. Words to live by. Sending much love to you and your whole family today. xoxo

Barbara said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Renee! Hugs, B

Linda Sue said...

YUMMM what's for dinner?

Loredana said...

So fine... Happy Thanksgiving.
I'd like to have this festivity too here but probably Italians have nothing to thank!!! :D

Woman in a Window said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are surrounded by the gauze of turkey, family, love, and not in that order necessarily.
much love,
erin

Deborah said...

Oh Lovee, Happy Thanksgiving!

Michael Rivers said...

Hello! Great quote and it's very true! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've been looking around yours and I'm going to follow along!

Manon Doyle said...

Happy Thanksgiving girlfriend!!!
Today I'm giving thanks for your friendship!!

YayaOrchid said...

Happy Thanksgiving Day Renee! Hope you enjoy a wonderful feast!

Marion said...

A very Happy Thanksgiving to you, dearest Renee. I wish I could see your snow. Love, Gratitude and Blessings!!

karen gerstenberger said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Renee, and to your entire family. I am thankful that we're friends; you are a blessing to me in many ways! XOXO

Diane MacNaughtan said...

Happy Thanksgiving :)

~Diane

staceyjwarner said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Whenever I click on your blog the picture makes me happy, it feel like home.

I'm thankful for you and your blog!

much love

♥ Braja said...

I have to admit to being baffled at a custom that slaughters millions of turkeys to 'give thanks.' Do I sound like a party pooper? :)

Ces said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you my beloved friend. I am doing your write up. You are up next in the Oak Nymph Series and you are by yourself because I am writing an essay, just for you! You will drown the other person if gave you a partner. You are special. Tsup!

Karin Bartimole said...

blessings my friend, I give thanks for the bounty of your spirit, wisdom, and generosity. Now I'm off for another spin around the room :) take my hand...
weeeeeeeee ❤
xox love, Karin

Sherry Byrum said...

Happy Thanksgiving! and thank you for entering my Give Away!! Blessings!

madtexter said...

Happy Thanksgiving. Do y'all eat copious amounts of turkey, too? As Americans, we eat copious amount of everything - EVERYDAY! Mooo!

Allegra Smith said...

Happy Thanksgiving darling, to you and to the whole family. Following JFK advice, I live my words: I love you.

Angela Recada said...

Happy, happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones, dear Renee. I LOVE the JFK quote, and I LOVE YOU, too!

Hugs,
xoxoxo
Angela

yoborobo said...

I am thankful for people like you, Renee. You are a light among us. :) I hope you have a peaceful Thanksgiving. Sending you love - xox Pam

Sarah said...

Happy Thanksgiving Renee. I like the quote you have chosen. Lots of love, Sarah xx

Sarah said...

Yes do! Two inners and a traesury tag or a bit of string and voila! You could use felt tips-even easier.

glorv1 said...

Happy Thanksgiving Renee. Words to live by. Take care.

yoborobo said...

Renee - who needs chocolate when I have friends like you? xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox!!!

pinkglitterfae said...

Happy Thanksgiving Renee!
Great quote for us to remember...have a blessed day
hugs
betty

Nevine said...

Well, then, Happy Thanksgiving, Renee! I hope you enjoy a beautiful day with people whose company you love and cherish.

Nevine

clairedulalune said...

Happy Thanksgiving Renee! ((HUGS))

Elizabeth said...

So thankful for you, for your blog, for your support and everything else. Happy Thanksgiving, Renee!

Baino said...

Happy thanksgiving too. I was thinking about you when I wrote the 'Happiness' bit yesterday. Highs lows, happiness and sadness. It will be bittersweet for you but another one that you are around to celebrate and that's cause for thanks and happiness. Big huggles.

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Beautiful Renee, I have something for you on my blog.

turquoise cro said...

I never knew that! Happy Thanksgiving to YOU and YOURS!!! Love and prayers and a cyber hug too!!! ((((((Renee)))))a little too tight but it made YOU giggle, tee hee

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Harvest blessings to you and your family, Renee!

Sherry Byrum said...

I left an award for you Renee on my blog! Hope you hop over and see!

lakeviewer said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Enjoy. Love and warm hugs.

lakeviewer said...

p.s. I just saw the previous post and can't believe what a beautiful picture that is. Our president making wishes blowing the dandelion. Lovely. Thanks for finding and sharing it.

Pattee said...

Happy Thanksgiving Renee~
This hasn't been the best of times for you and you're family I know... I hope you can all celebrate the love there is there...
I love you Renee...
eat a lot of turkey and the most favorite dish that Sheldon loved~
Pattee

Jackie said...

I am happy to have found your blog. I am deeply moved by it. I think it's beautiful that you share and I am sorry about sheldon . I also lost an aunt to breast cancer . She had the most beautiful spirit, sometimes I wish that we would have talked about the " C" word less. I miss her very much. I wanted to say hello and if I could hug you through a blog I would:)

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Renee, did I forget to wish you happy thanksgiving? If so how rude of me!
Hope you have a fabulous day and I remember now last years thanksgiving I am sure I do? Is it been a year already! A totally fabulous year knowing you, Renee!

Daria said...

Happy Thanksgiving Renee!

Hope you had a good day.

secret agent woman said...

A very happy Thanksgiving to you!

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Bless you so much Renee!

Bella Sinclair said...

When I count my blessings, I always say your name. Darling, if we were to meet, there would be no words. You'd know my gratitude by the warmth of my embrace.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

xoxo

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! Living with gratitude speaks volumes in itself...

The Things We Carried said...

so true! Great reminder. Love Thanksgiving holiday. Joy to you in this season!

Pattee said...

Good for you Renee... I really think eating a departed favorite food really makes you feel their spirit. Like the Day of the Dead...

I love you Renee~
Pattee
and yes I'm going to miss her mama so much~

linda cardina said...

Happy Thanksgiving Renee! I really hope u are having a great time with family, sitting around table with yummy food and sharing conversation and memories of sheldon. love u renee and thinking of u always.

xoxoxox

Sydney said...

aaah, great quote. I think I've got to steal that one for my quote file!

Oh Happy Day

Renee (that rhymes, tee hee)

I have the flu or a cold (not sure how to tell the difference) and though I'm not on any meds for it, I can use that as the excuse for my off base sense of humor today can't I?

Jackie said...

Hi again Renee,
Thank you for visiting my blog. I was so touched by your blog and your spirit. My aunt planned her funeral as well , so reading your post about that was so touching.It really is an act of love.
What I mean when I say I wish we would have taked about cancer less is that all our conversations after cancer became about the disease and I wish we would have given it less power. You know it changes things, I wonder if she ever just wanted to talk without having to think about Cancer. She was so positive and loving. I really never knew how strong she was until after her cancer. When she found out she had terminal breast cancer a tear slid down her cheek and she said " well at least I don't have to worry about dying of heart disease " (we had lost my father, her brother at 41 to a sudden heart attack). She always found humor and she got a kick out of beating the odds .They had told her she would live 6 months, she fought for 5 years.I see that wonderful strength in your posts as well .I wish you continued strength and a mind that can sometimes wander free from Cancer.
Big Warm Hugs,
Jackie
if you get a chance check out this painting by Pam Carriker
http://thebagladysart.blogspot.com/2009/08/beauty-in-strength.html

Debra Kay said...

renee, we are having our own thanksgiving in provincetown. we have not stopped laughing for two days. laurel is misbehaving.

laurel says 'happy thanksgiving raven sister, eh?"

debra kay says i am being a loving angel to all, eh?

TERI REES WANG said...

We all have a lot to be Thankful for.

Live swell.

Sophia said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Renee!! ((hugs))

And I TOTALLY love John F Kennedy....oh, and Abe Lincoln, too! :D

Ces said...

Hello! You are up! Center stage. today is your day.

Word verification is "bring".

Rob-bear said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, Renee -- despite all the "stuff" you and your family hae been through.

sweetmango said...

Happy Thanksgiving my sister friend.
I give thanks that I have you in my life.
xxsm

Loni Edwards said...

A Happy Thanksgiving to you Renee!

Mim said...

have a good day Renee - just stopped by for a quick hello

Miss•Elena•Eous said...

Hope your day is warm with the glow of family, feasting and gratitude. Enjoy!

LDWatkins said...

Hope your day was wonderful! Great JFK quote! I give thanks for meeting and knowing you. You are a blessing.

CarolineH said...

Happy Thanksgiving my beautiful friend. I spent thanksgiving Canadian style in Ontario this past week, and it was amazing and wonderful! I love my Canadian family, and they love me too! Wish I could just hug you, Renee.
Love you!
Caroline <3 xoxo