Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving From My Home to Yours!

I have a large collection of turkey tureens, but I only photographed one for this greeting to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

A devotion I read yesterday stated that practicing thankfulness actually produces good health benefits.

"...Thanksgiving can actually make us healthier. Studies have shown that being thankful improves our physical and emotional health... Feelings of thankfulness boosts our immune system and increases blood supply to our heart... The habit of keeping a weekly gratitude journal can increase our alertness, enthusiasm, energy, and improve our sleep. People who describe themselves as feeling grateful tend to suffer less stress and depression than the rest of the population..."  

For several years when my family gathered around our Thanksgiving dinner table I gave everyone a little paper cup containing two or three kernels of Indian Corn.  Each kernel represented something family members were thankful for as we went around the table counting our blessings.  As the little song goes, "Count your blessings name them one by one, count your blessings see what God has done! Count your blessings... And it will surprise you what the Lord has done!"

"Let us come before Him with thanksgiving..."
Psalm 95:2

Amidst all the turkey and trimmings, may tea abound at your Thanksgiving celebration today!


  1. What a sweet tribute! Especially love that teapot!

  2. It was my sister's turn to host Thanksgiving this year, and I must say I missed getting to pull out all of my Thanksgiving wares like yours!


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