Amy Schilling Photography Blog

November 24, 2011

happy day of thanks and giving

I hope everyone has a very happy Thanksgiving with emphasis on the thanks and giving.  Be sure to take a minute to assess your situation and be thankful for what you've got.  And if you find yourself with extra, maybe give some away.  Soooo many places are taking donations at this time of year, or maybe you know someone who could benefit from something you don't really need.  Or maybe it's nothing to do with things.  Maybe just listen to a friend in need or grab a family member and give them a hug.  

At this time of year it is all too easy to get caught up in the shopping and the spending and the never ending cycle of more, more, more!  And you guys, my house is full of stuff - I'm no better than anybody else.  But I recently saw this quote from the big O and it really stuck with me.

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. - Oprah Winfrey

So today, like each day, remember to be thankful for all the good things that make up your life.  Only today maybe add a little extra turkey and a slice of pie! :)  And just for fun, here's a look back at last Thanksgiving.  I sure do love my little turkey!! 

And here's a look at yesterday morning when we decorated turkeys.  Please note the wattle placement of the turkey on the right.  She told me that's where it goes.

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Our day will go much the same as last year.  Pancakes are a cookin' and the parade will soon be on, then it's off to lunch with family and hopefully a nap later.  Back to business as usual for me on Friday and Saturday with several great families.  Then another Thanksgiving celebration with our family on Sunday.

Doesn't she look so conflicted?!  Deran had just told her she was going to have to take a nap and she told us she didn't want to, that she was happy. :)

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Enjoy the day and the yummy food!

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