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By November 23, 2015 2 Comments

The message for this week is short and sweet—enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday!

Truly delight in being with family and friends.

Take time to savor the delicious food.

Listen with your heart as well as with your ears.

Laugh and cry and pray together.

Be generous with your hugs and smiles.

Share memories of loved ones.

Play games and sing songs.

Talk a refreshing walk.

Remember His blessings.

Psalm 103:2

“Bless the Lord, O my soul,

And forget not all His benefits…”


Try this schedule for the few days before the holiday:

Monday—Grocery shopping!

Go as early in the day as you can, and follow your written list.


Tuesday—Refresh your house!

Finish up the laundry. Pick up and tidy up. Freshen up the bathroom.

Enjoy a movie tonight with your family either at home or at the theater!


Wednesday—Set the table!

Clear the table, put out a pretty tablecloth, set the table, and put out all the serving dishes.

Mix up and refrigerate any salads you will be serving tomorrow.

Have a very easy supper, like pizza, so you won’t have a bunch of dirty dishes or leftovers!


Thursday—ENJOY THE DAY!!


Friday—Fun Day!

Reward yourself by having a fun day, enjoying special friends, crafts, or hobbies.

Avoid crazy, crowded shopping areas!

Remember all the things you can be thankful for every day!!

Olive Wagar

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  • Suzy Kalmar says:

    Thanks, Olive. Last week I cleaned extensively, so this week, except for the bathroom, I can just hit the high spots. This morning (Monday) I went to the grocery armed with two lists, one for special Thanksgiving dishes, and one for ordinary staples. I didn’t beat the crowd, but it wasn’t too bad. When I got home, I put together a “crock-pot” dinner and set it to go, then made cranberry-cherry relish and cucumbers and sour cream, a family favorite. Tomorrow I will follow the schedule you suggested in the above blog, plus pick up the turkey. Onward and upward! Thanks again.

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