Best Thanksgiving Day Prayers

The food is hot and on the table – we haven’t eaten all day – everyone is seated and ready to go – so, keep the prayer short and to the point.

My favorite prayer is a minor variation of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Thanksgiving Day prayer:

We give You thanks for each day with its morning light,
For rest and shelter from the night.
For health and this food, which smells so good,
For loving family and friends,
For all thy goodness sends.


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How do you see the world?


How do we see the world? To the ancient Chinese, the art of positioning furniture, based on a belief in patterns of yin and yang determine the flow of chi that positively or negatively affects our lives.

Yang colors, according to Feng Shui, are the colors of fire and wood. They include red, orange, and yellow, but include beige, brown, mauve, and lavender and gold. Feng Shui believes that these colors motivate and provide you the enthusiasm required to do something.

Yin colors are the colors that heal and relax. They include blue, black, green, purple, and white. Each color has its own unique properties, for example, white represents poise, confidence, and wisdom.

Life, as we all know, is a series of moments, some good and some not so good. We attempt to achieve balance by exalting in the good moments and dealing with the bad. The use of multiple colors in room decorating reflects the many phases of life.

Then again life is also a matter of how we see things. A chair is but an object, a room is collection of objects that make for a unified whole. And, sometimes we need to step back, or above, to see things as they really are.

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Santa’s got as new hat

Santa’s got a new hat and he is wearing it at Traditions Home. But, if you don’t like this one, there is more. Something to tickle your fancy.

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Getting to Know You.

Getting to know you,
Getting to know all about you.
Getting to like you,
Getting to hope you like me.

Getting to know you,
Putting it my way,
But nicely,
You are precisely,
My cup of tea.

“Getting to Know You,” is a song from the King and I, a musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. In the story, Anna arrives at the request of the King of Siam to tutor his many children. Her first meeting with the many children of the king breaks into a song about getting to know someone.

Thursday night, November 5, 2010, Wichita held its Holiday Open House. It was a fun evening. There were guests galore and the staff, in their Mrs. Santa aprons, mingled and had a great time along with our friends.

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