Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Modeling Thanks Giving


 
On Thanksgiving Day, much happens. Much busyness happens. How wonderful if we stop for just a few minutes on that day, and think of how we are to model Thanks Giving for our children. They learn more by watching than by what they hear.
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Baby's Skies

Would you know the baby's skies?
Baby's skies are mother's eyes.
Mother's eyes and smile together
Make the baby's pleasant weather.

Mother, keep your eyes from tears,
Keep your heart from foolish fears.
Keep your lips from dull complaining
Less the baby thinks it's raining.


M.C. Barlett



Happy Thanks Giving Day to all of you, and may you be blessed with a grateful spirit.

I am truly grateful for each of you that stops over here, each of you.  I love my readers.

45 comments:

  1. Beautiful poem. happy Thanks Giving to you and your family...

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  2. That picture is just lovely. What a moment. Many thanks to you for all you do for all of us, offering us just the right words when we need them most. xo

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  3. That? Is breathtakingly beautiful. Have a wonderful holiday, Alexandra.

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  4. That's a beautiful piece! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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  5. That is a beautiful poem. We love you too Alexandra. Happy Thanksgiving to you. :-) Enjoy your holidays

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your lovely family!

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  7. I am grateful for you and for babies.

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  8. Sweet, sweet, sweet...Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. Have a wonderful holiday! I try to be a good example to my little cousins. Too many people live by "do as I say, not as I do" and it's not right.

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  10. smiles...hope you and your fam have a wonderful thanksgiving!

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  11. Have a great Turkey Day, Empress! Tell Baby E I said that, too.

    And now that I know what you do IRL, I need to know if you look forward to or dread cooking Thanksgiving for your own fam?

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  12. Happy Thanks Giving dear lady! so grateful to have "met" you this year! xoxo

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  13. Have a wonderful American thanksgiving Empress! Love from Canada

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  14. Such a gorgeous photo...and what a lovely poem.
    I am so grateful that I've had the opportunity to meet you this year.

    Thank you for your words...here, on Twitter, and in my comments.
    I truly appreciate you.

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  15. Ooh, thanks for this post. It's just what I needed to read as I'm freaking out over my visiting in-laws. Thanks.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your wonderful family.

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  16. Happy Thanksgiving Empress! I hope you and yours enjoy your turkey, or peacock. Whatever it is you eat tomorrow!

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  17. That poem? A ridiculous zillion kinds of perfection.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  18. Oh my, I really like this. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too, sweetie!

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  19. Empress, this is absolutely beautiful. Perfect for this evening, really.

    Happy, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  20. Cool poem. And a very timely reminder for me.

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  21. happy thanksgiving americans..may you know your gifts and give unto those that have not

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  22. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your royal family.

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  23. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Empress!
    Beautiful poem: )

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  24. You are so sweet! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family :)

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  25. What an excellent poem. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  26. Beautiful! Wishing you & your family a Happy & healthy Thanksgiving and even though I'm Canadian & not technically supposed to be celebrating Thanksgiving right now, thanks for being a great friend. xoxo

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  27. Great commenters think alike! I love that you were just over at my place. You know, when I model Thanksgiving, I wear the elasticized pants and baggy shirt.

    But seriously, you're are right. Our kids look to us. And I, for one, am so thankful for many things, one of which is having you in my life, too! Have a wonderful day, Alexandra! Mwah!

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  28. Happy Thanksgiving Empress! Hope you had a great day!

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  29. I just read this and now I realize I totally missed Thanksgiving.

    That explains all the people outside knocking.

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  30. Ah, yes, you have a grateful heart and it shows. I love having a child and knowing that I am passing on holiday traditions. We had a great day yesterday!

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  31. What a gorgeous photo, beautiful poem :)

    Wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving, Alexandra! *HUGS*

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  32. Hello Empress! Thank you for being one of my first followers on RealWomenAreAlaskan ~ your comments and your incredible blog are a very welcome addition. And a very Happy-Day-After-Thanksgiving to you!

    Starrfyrre

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  33. So pretty. And I love the photo. Hope the kingdom had a great Thanksgiving

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  34. So perfect. Love those words.

    Hope your day was wonderful, lovely regal lady.

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  35. What a beautiful poem and the picture is just priceless! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving Day. I am thankful to know someone like you in this blogsphere. Many love from Jakarta!

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  36. Such a beautiful and peaceful reminder for this busy time of year!

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  37. Happy Thanksgiving to YOU Alexandra! You were my first real blogging friend - I am so grateful for your warmth and support and friendship. I haven't been able to check in frequently this month but please know I am always thinking of you!!

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  38. So much to be thankful for! Happy Thanksgiving!! :)

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  39. oh, this was fantastic! And I adore the photo as well. I hope you've been enjoying the weekend with your family, Alexandra!
    ;-)

    xoxo

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  40. Lovely picture hope you had a great holiday too!

    Margee
    www.sleepingwiththelaundry.com

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  41. There's a new baby in our family-- I'm sending the poem to her Mommy.
    Beautiful.
    xo jj

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