Today’s blog post is not the one I had planned but it seems to fit even more given today is Thanksgiving.
The day finds me unexpectedly (within the last 24 hours) being sidelined from the festivities with my doctor putting me on a liquid diet and a day of rest. Even in the midst of this I find myself most grateful for our many blessings. The holiday remains my favorite as a day to spend giving Thanks.
There is a fantastic article on Pilgrims on Stamps that includes stamps issued and envelope covers commemorating Thanksgiving over the years and it is worth reading.
This remains a favorite – this YouTube of Linus’ Thanksgiving prayer from the 1973 animated TV special ‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving‘:
And I love this ending scene from the movie Planes, Trains and Automobiles where all Steve Martin wanted to do was to get home for Thanksgiving and in the process of a three-day misadventure with John Candy – trying to help get him home – our hero realizes how much he has to be grateful for in his life. From the 1987 movie, this YouTube of ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’ final scene:
It was wonderful to receive the Thanksgiving cards yesterday and the ecards & text messages today from family and friends. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving 2015!
(And yes, I’m going to go enjoy another jello and then get back in bed).
Giving thanks for our many blessings today,
Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today —
Image shown upper left #550 – 1920 Pilgrim Tercentenary Issue of the Signing of the Compact 5 cent U.S. Stamp
Image of envelope cover & link to article Pilgrims on Stamps by Stacy B. C. Wood, Jr.
YouTube: Linus’ Thanksgiving prayer posted by udontknowhatluvis
Wikipedia: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
YouTube: Planes, Trains and Automobiles Ending posted by TheWireForYou’s channel
Wikipedia: Planes, Trains and Automobiles