Thursday, 26 November 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all the loveliest friends a person could have. Especially to you my dear Heidi.

Let us all be thankful and of good cheer. Let us show compassion and love wherever we go.

*artwork by Matthew Buckingham


Yarrow said...

A very happy thanksgiving to you and your family, Renee. Hope you are having a lovely time :)

Deborah said...

Oh how I love you, Renee!!! I am beyond thankful...beyond blessed, to call you friend. **blows thankful kisses** Deb

Linda said...

As usual Renee, you zero in on what is important. I have shamelessly stolen your idea and put it on my blog. The world needs to see this from as many people as possible.

Huge hugs to you and your wonderful family.

xoxo right back at you

Sarah said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours hon!! Thinking of you today and how blessed I have been this year to have had you in it!! Huge have blessed me in huge ways!! Love you and have a wonderful day:) Love, Sarah

Doris Sturm said...

Lovely You-Tube Video - I wonder if it will ever happen? Eradicate hate and prejudice, now wouldn't that be something? What a wonderful world that would be :-)

Happy Thanksgiving, my friend.

Artistic Accents by Darla said...

Thank you Renee!
Wishing you a wonderful day as well!
Love, Darla

momcat said...

Gods richest blessings to you and your family on this special day, Renee.

Arija said...

We all of us have so much to be thankful for...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all those you love dearest Renee.

Karin Bartimole said...

Thank you my Northern friend :) I give thanks for having you in my life to share with, love, crack up and vent. Wishing you peace in your body, joy in your heart, and love all around, Karin

Deborah said...

Lovee, your comment made my soul flutter, that little spot just left of center of the chest...and made me cry, for I know that it is true. You will always be with me. Now, I shall make you cry...go read my new post!!! ♥ Deb

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Precious Renee, I'm sending you wishes for a day filled with love, laughter, and happiness!
Hugs and Blessings, Coralie

kj said...

leave it to you to find a multi-racial, international, able bodied and disabled portrait of a family. however, i can't resist also looking for jb and me, or mac and joe. perhaps they are out picking up ice or apple pies for the grand event today. :)

love love love love love you my best and first moon sister ever. please have a good day. the universe is rooting for you. love to jacquie too, please, renee. i root for her separately.

a million tsups!

kj said...

oh shoot! you are too clever for me. you're right of course. hahahaha!

you are something else, moon sister.

i love you very much.

guess who

Ces said...

Hey! Someone drew the Metro rail stop in Houston!

Dearest Renee, sweet beloved friend, thank you for being a part of my life. Thank you for giving me strength and for knowing just when to punch and jolt me and when to hug me. I love you sweet Renee.

*jean* said...

i'm cooking for a friend & my son today while my husband is away helping his parents find an assisted living place...much to be grateful best to you, dear renee

studio lolo said...

That was a beautiful message on the video. I'm going to send the link to my friends and family.

I count you as one of my many blessings. Every single day, not just today.

I love you.

lakeviewer said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. On such a day, we appreciate family and friends, near or far.

glorv1 said...

Renee, just getting ready to leave to San Jose, but I wanted to wish you and yours:

rochambeau said...

Love you Renee!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!


Bella Sinclair said...

Absolutely. Live with compassion, every day.

How thankful I am for you and for your friendship. It was your wit and thoughtful prose that first attracted me to you, and your compassion that drew me in tight. I am thankful for all the perfect moments you have given me. I love you, Renee.

Sarah said...

Hear hear! And to you! Love the illustration!

Baino said...

Oops I wished YOU happy thanksgiving, I forgot you were in Canada. Duh! Hope you're feeling a little better today and there's nothing wrong with a day under the covers.

kj said...

haha! i'm back again. i didn't click on the youtube video on compassion until just now. gulp. this is what you do best.

so after my abberant error, (heehee, aha, haha) i'm looking at these faces and saying, 'okay, who's gay? who's straight?' and isn't it just great that no stereotypes jump out and say this or that, him or her. and i'm also looking saying, 'okay, who's rich? who's poor? who's sick?
who's runs a marathon?'

we are all family, renee. we are your tribe. you are ours. we feel it, we know it. we have eachother's back. we are our own community. we are a tribe. a freaking, awesome tribe.

thank you universe.


sinnlighet said...

Lovely Renee,

Have a great & happy thanksgiving and promise me to enjoy every second!

Peace & Love

Agneta, know the swedish one o;)

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Renee! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving! I am very thankful to have you as a friend here in blogland!

Lisa :)

Michelle said...

I'm not too sure what I am going through right now, but it sure feels like pain or grief or something.
Moving right along.....sigh :)

Love you


Dede said...

Thank you so much Renee! You are not only an inspiration to me, but a blessing as well!

"Let us all be thankful and of good cheer. Let us show compassion and love wherever we go." This should be everyday.


Anonymous said...

Let us show compassion and love wherever we go.
Will this really happen one day? Will everyone truly be able to do that? Ever since I've met people like you, I have hope that yes, it will happen.
Hugs to you

Kelly Lish said...

Happy Thanksgiving Renee! I am thankful for you and your angel wings!

koralee said...

Happy American Thanksgiving to you too...sometimes I think our Canadian Thanksgiving is too early. Have a great day.

joanne May said...

Happy Thanksgiving, lovely Renee!:)
Have a special time with your family. You deserve to have a wonderful break.
I wish we celebrated Thanksgiving, here in the UK!
Take care.

Ribbon said...

love is life
life is love

and you know that....

I love you 'cause you're a real smartie :)

xox Ribbon

~* The Beldame on Peach Street *~ said...

Sweet Renee! As I counted my blessings today it was good for my heart to see a comment from you in my inbox. I am sorry I have been MIA. My SIL was just married and I was a bridesmaid for like the 90th time and with all that and the holidays coming up I've hardly been near the computer. Now today, the meal's all cooked - I've been cooking for about 10 hours - and the duties are all done and I'm sitting here catching up on my own life.

Your blog is like a breath of fresh air. I'm all caught up on the posts I missed and as usual I've cried, laughed out loud and nearly wet my pants and I vow to myself I won't go this long the next time.

I was sorry to read about the loss of your friends. I cannot imagine how hard that must be for you. It is good to hear that Jacquie got some good news, though, the tumor shrinking. I pray the good news continues!

I loved reading about Wahid (and I have say he got lucky....but so did you ;) ) You've been in love longer than I've been on Earth and your love inspires me. 35 years of being in love - WOW! Thanks for sharing your family with us.

Oh, and just so you know, I count you as one of my blesssings, I really do!


yoborobo said...

Well said, Renee! Thank you for being my friend. You are always in my heart. xoxoxo Pam

one little acorn said...

Best wishes to you too Renee. Lots of love to you and your family. Thinking of you on this Tanksgiving Day.

Michael Rivers said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!!

Kathleen said...

So grateful to have made your acquaintance this year. Thank you so much for the wonderful compassion charter link. Much enjoyed!

drollgirl said...

i hope you had a simply wonderful thanksgiving. somehow i am pretty sure that you did!

and thank you for your comments. hopefully all works out, but regardless i will do what i have to do if i get less than happy test results.

deepazartz said...

Happy Thanksgiving my dear Renee!!!

Wishing you a wonderful time with your family and friends:)

Cláudia said...

Dear Renee,

I have discovered your blog recently. Yesterday I went through various of your posts trying to find something related to the "birds circling my head".

I am very impressed with your style and your strength, but I couldn't find any references to those birds...

Anyway, a couple of months ago I bought a drawing from a Brazilian artist. It was love at first sight. I would love you to see what I have now hanging in my bedroom's wall:

Hope you enjoy the illustration!
I wish you all the best!

LDWatkins said...

I hope your day was happy with your family and friends! Love and hugs

Renee said...

Hi Claudia:

The post referencing the birds circling is:

I looked at the painting that you mentioned and I love it.

Take care.

Renee xoxo

Eleonora said...

Can you feel all my hugs and smoochy Italian kisses? They're all for you.

Ciao sweet lovely friend

Annie said...

Tahnk you! I know you already had your Thanksgiving, but I am wishing you a wonderful weekend. Love, xoxo

Rikkij said...

Renee-Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours~rick

Diana Evans said...

great message Renee!!! you are so thoughtful and wonderful!!!!


Cláudia said...

Oh, Renee, I wish I had read the post before I sent the illustration about heads and birds!

This is such an irony - you trying to get rid of them, trying to stop them from nesting into your hair and I send you just that drawing! I am so sorry about that. I really meant to offer you something cheerful... The thing is: in that drawing I see a connection between human and nature, I see happiness. And that is the message I wanted to convey in sending that picture to you.

But this is me, I guess. I am known among my friends as someone very, very, very clumsy... I promise I will try to be more careful next time
Love, Cláudia.

Renee said...

Dear Claudia:

No problem at all. I never took it in a bad way.

I love and have many pictures similar to your one that I love, and I love birds.

Just in that quote I did not want them to nest.

Thank you for being sensitive, but there is no need at all.

Love Renee xoxo

zoe said...

fantastic choices, once again! these are beautiful! i am taken in by that rabbit, going to have to follow him to his maker :)

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Our Canadian Thanksgiving is TOO EARLY. We should all have the same one, a worldwide and global day of thanks. But all I really want to know Renee is if you had the dressing and gravy you wanted yesterday? Hope so. XO

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Happy Thanksgiving, sweet friend! I am so thankful for you!

Björnik said...

Dearest Renee, thank you very much for the sweet and happy moments you shared with me. I am forever grateful to have met you here. I'd been gone for almost a month and I missed you terribly. I hope you had a wonderful weekend with your family my dear.


Isabel said...

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend, surrounded by love and family :)

I know Sheldon was there :)