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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thankful Things

Happy Thanksgiving.

Of course I am thankful for my husband, Stan, and my sister, Erva and for the air I breathe.

But I'm also VERY thankful for washing dishes.

Washing dishes means:
I have food that makes them dirty
I have hands to wash them with
I have running hot and cold water to wash them in
I have money to pay the water and electric bill and buy the soap
I have a sink to wash them in
I have a window to look out of when I wash the dishes
I have a house with a window

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen

What are you thankful for?


  1. I was late reading posts this week so I just wanted to say how much I liked your two part Thanksgiving story. I love these stories of your life.

    We don't have Thanksgiving but I am very thankful for the health and love of my family.

  2. I really loved that video. So lovely and so true.

  3. Great post, Bish. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  4. Amen! When I wash up after a big meal, I am thankful for the food and company we have. Love that prayer by St. Francis.

  5. I have a Thanksgiving danger point: it comes when it's time to put away all the food and trundle the dirty dishes to the sink. My private thoughts are usually along the lines of, "Thanksgiving is cool and all that, but it's one heck of a lot of work," or "This holiday -- isn't!" I keep my mouth shut and just do it, lest I grumble, and by the time I'm a little ways into the washing my equilibrium is back. Yes, I'm grateful for all the little details. Thanks for printing St. Francis's prayer.

  6. Beautiful post! Thank you for sharing these reminders of things we often take for granted.


  7. Ah I love St. Francis's prayer. It always reminds me of how I should look at the world.

    I'm thankful that another year with my family and friends.

    I'm beyond thankful to be done with my degree. :-)


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