A Day Of Thanks And Giving

     Thanksgiving Day has become a day of feasting, football, friends and family, but originally it was intended to thank God for all of His blessings upon a colony of extremely brave and faithful  people who came to this land, to start a new life, free from religious persecutions that they were faced with in Europe. They had survived here in this foreign and uncharted land, long enough to harvest an abundant crop that would allow them to survive the winter. So they thanked God, as they were true believers in His Providence, and though their life here was not one of comfort and ease, it was to them, still a blessing from the Almighty.

     So as we sit to enjoy our own abundance with friends and loved ones alike, let us also, add faith to the list of feasting, football, friends and family.  And with that said, may God Bless you all, on this Thanksgiving Day and to all of you, I say thank you for your friendship and your support.

     I’m going to take a couple of days to recharge the batteries so to speak, please enjoy your holiday, and be safe.


Thanksgiving is for giving thanks to God

Amen, amen, amen.

A Day Of Thanks And Giving

A crisp, they say, is in the air,

and the sun may shine, or not.

And the turkey on the loose,

be thankful he’s not caught.


The changing of the colored leaves,

has come and mostly gone,

the trees now fairly bare and clean,

as Autumn marches on.


 It may have been a day like this,

four centuries, long now past,

when pilgrims to the “New World,”

knew their stay would last.


The harvest had abundance,

the natives schooled them well,

and a feast prepared, to celebrate,

and they thanked their God, pray tell.


 Oh yes, they thanked their God,

and with their heads bowed low,

they thanked Him for the new land,

and all, that it did grow.


 They thanked Him for their new friends,

with whom, the food they’d share.

They thanked Him for the life they had,

though hard work, they were not spared.


 But, how those things have changed now,

throughout the passing time,

and on what we lay our praise today,

 they would think a crime.


 For what they thought were blessings,

life at its basic core,

would not please a one of us,

and from us, tears would pour.


 Spoiled not, the meat nor milk,

no, it is we, who’ve gone to rot.

Our bounty full and rich,

but God, we have forgot.


 For all that we’ve been given,

His blessings still abound,

let’s welcome Him and family,

when Thanksgiving comes around!


 Jack Downing

Oct. 2011


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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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14 Responses to A Day Of Thanks And Giving

  1. AinaBalagtas says:

    Happy thanksgiving Jake! Happy thanksgiving to you and your family!

  2. Beth Ann says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Jake and family! Enjoy!

  3. Sally says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Jack I can walk today I am blessed!! Just getting back to basic’s again!!

  4. Sally says:

    Not for public knowledge ie everyone else…. sprained ankle …cellulitis… unable to walk 3 weeks just ..starting now.. have a huge black boot balance way off..missed so much already.. see the doctor Tuesday..hopeful cellulitis is gone!!

  5. when I look back and review all the stupid, crazy and dangerous nonsense in which I was involved over the years I really am thankful to be secure and growing old in a natural and safe way. I think I’ve finally grown up.

  6. C’mon man don’t give up…. What would Peter Pan say?

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