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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you here at SP! If you're not American and celebrating tomorrow, take a moment anyway and give thanks with us and maybe have a slice of pie in our honor. :) For all of the wonderful folks who created this site and keep it running, and keep it free, I am grateful. And I am thankful for the many wonderful friends I've "met" here during the past 2 years. Without all of you, I'd probably still be that 230 lb woman who had little chance of ever being anything less than obese.

My husband and I are going to be having turkey and all the trimmings at Cracker Barrel rather than cooking it ourselves. I'm getting lazy in my old age, lol, and this way we don't have a ton of tempting leftovers to deal with for a week. What are your plans for the day?

1 Chronicles 29:11-13
"Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power
and the glory and the majesty and the splendor,
for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom;
you are exalted as head over all.
Wealth and honor come from you;
you are the ruler of all things.
In your hands are strength and power
to exalt and give strength to all.

Now, our God, we give you thanks,
and praise your glorious name." (KJV)

In these times when it seems like we are doing our best as a country to remove God from all we do, I love this quote by George Washington. What a reminder of where we came from and who we owe it all to...

"It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor."

Happy Thanksgiving!


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    190 days ago
    Wow, I didn't realize Cracker Barrel is open on Thanksgiving. Wish I had known that before I started defrosting the turkey. I am gonna hang with my guys and the dog. We will have the typical holiday food. I am hoping for leftovers so I can get away from cooking at least one meal.

    Husband is upset that we only have a 15 lb. turkey. For 4 people. Really dude? I think we will be okay. LOL
    1262 days ago
    1360 days ago
    emoticon FULL to YOU! Happy emoticon

    11-18-15 Todays tidings from my life. WHY I joined the Motivator SP team:
    In an email from SP dated 6-20-13 SPARKPEOPLE MOTIVATOR, (I was thrilled!)
    Also, 2 Popular Blog Post: "How I eat in Restaurants & maintain" August 26, 2014
    "Today is my 3 year Sparkaversary!" March 16, 2015
    To KNOW, really KNOW I am helping people means the world to me! Plus, it helps me SO much! This is the place I do my "Volunteer" work! Really! I feel like I am an ambassador for SP. The Santa 5k, Dec. 5 is the place I wear my headdress & walk & promote SP! I promote it daily! SP just works for me, seems it does for YOU, too! Finding this website was an answer to a prayer! It came to me, several minutes after my request for help! emoticon emoticon

    1996 days ago
  • PUGLOVER1999
    I'm really late reading this blog, but it's almost Thanksgving 2014, and what you said is ALWAYS true!

    I'm thankful you are my friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2393 days ago
    Wonderful Blog.
    3040 days ago
  • CJMOK1121
    You know Karen, Thanksgiving Day has passed for 2012, but its NEVER to late to say emoticon emoticon emoticon . I am Thankful for this Spark People site and the fact that its free. I'm really grateful for all my spark friends.

    Thank You again for a wonderful post and for using God's word.

    CJ from OK. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3072 days ago
  • SAL1512
    We had Thanksgiving with our oldest boy and his family. While they got the house ready for the feast, we drove up north to pick up our daughter-in-laws grandmother. That saved them a lot of time and we had time to visit during the long drive without the little ones interrupting us. Grandmother Dottie stayed at our condo and then the next day we drove to our son's home for the feast. It really felt good for all of us to be together.
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    3081 days ago
    I know its a bit late but Happy Thanksgiving! emoticon
    3083 days ago
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    emoticon and AMEN!
    3085 days ago
    Happy thanksgiving. It's indeed glorious to COUNT OUR BLESSINGS.
    3086 days ago
    Thank you for the reminder it does feel like the haters win but sometimes that is the struggle to overcome and sometimes the good guys win. emoticon
    3086 days ago
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    I'm British, but I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving! emoticon
    3088 days ago
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    Happy Thanksgiving!! emoticon
    3088 days ago
    We are going to a buffet in our town. Don't like to travel and it's just going to be us two. I also like cracker barrel but we are about 50 miles to the nearest one . I two thank the Lord for sparkpeople and know if it wasn't for this site i would lose site of keeping my weight down. I enjoy your blogs ! emoticon emoticon
    3088 days ago
    Enjoy your wonderful meal. Cracker Barrel's food is terrific!

    I too am so very grateful for spark, my friends here and that the site is free. Otherwise I would still be the very depressed, shy, anxious person that I was nearly 3 years ago now. I've grown in amazing ways I never thought possible! Not to mention the 20 lbs lost!

    Many thanks for your new friendship here as well!


    3088 days ago
    I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving! We are doing the same thing - a small group this year - my mom, myself, my daughter, and my brother-in-law. We will eat out. But it should be very nice, and I am just enjoying being back home and not having to drive right now.
    3088 days ago
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    Happy Thanksgiving Karen! It's not a holiday we Brits celebrate, but we do give thanks at Harvest Festivals which I guess is a smaller version! Enjoy the turkey.
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    3088 days ago
    Happy Thanksgiving and congratulations on your successes!!
    3088 days ago
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