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Tuesday, November 23, 2010


A couple years ago my husband and I were on a mission in rural China. This gracious hostess prepared a meal for us in her "kitchen" (a fire box under a large metal wok, a small work surface and one pipe for cold water in the corner of a tiny, one-room house.)

She served bread, honey, hard boiled eggs and hot green tea. We will never forget the generous gift of hospitality.

This week we celebrate Thanksgiving in the USA. Thanksgiving originated as a holiday to express thankfulness, gratitude, and appreciation to God for a bountiful harvest, family and friends.

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

--Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

1 comment:

Judy Warner said...

Beautiful reminder of a true Thanksgiving meal! Thank you for the thought.