Let us remember the First Thanksgiving in our Thanks

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Services for Real Estate Pros with (FIRST Exclusive Buyer's Office Providence-RI) RI BO5192

Tomorrow, November 26, 2009 we shall be celebrating Thanksgiving with our families and friends. Let us give grace and blessings.
Let us remember a bit of our American history of this celebration.The First Thanksgiving Was the Enjoyment of the Bounty of the Pilgrim's Harvest. At Plymouth Plantation, the First Thanksgiving was observed between September 21st and November 9th 1621. It was celebrated over a three day period. 51 colonists of Plymouth Plantation, which included John Alden, Governor William Bradford, William and Mary Brewster, Priscilla Mullins, Captain Myles Standish, and Edward and Susanna Winslow, and 90 Indians of the Wampanoag tribe with their Chief Massasoit were present.
Since 1863, Americans have celebrated Thanksgiving. It is now observed every fourth Thursday of November as a national holiday to give thanks for blessings received during the year. As an American tradition, we remember that first Thanksgiving as the gathering of the Pilgrim Fathers in Plymouth, Massachusetts celebrating the success of their Fall Harvest in 1621

A Thanksgiving Prayer
"O God, when I have food,
help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work,
help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a home,
help me to remember those who have no home at all;
When I am without pain,
help me to remember those who suffer,
And remembering,
help me to destroy my complacency;
bestir my compassion,
and be concerned enough to help;
By word and deed,
those who cry out for what we take for granted.
Amen."
by Samuel F. Pugh


Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don't already have
everything you desire. If you did, what would
there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don't know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations, because they
give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge,
because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes.
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you're tired and weary,
because it means you've made a difference.

It's easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who
are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.
Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they can become your blessings.

~ author unknown ~




THANKSGIVING IS....

Thanksgiving is
a time of gratitude to God, our Creator and Provider,
whose guidance and care go before us...
and whose love is with us forever.

Thanksgiving is
a time to reflect on the changes,
to remember that we, too, grow and change
from one season of life to another.

Thanksgiving is
a time of changing seasons, when leaves turn golden
in Autumn's wake and apples are crisp
in the first chill breezes of fall.

Let us remember the true meaning of Thanksgiving.
As we see the beauty of Autumn,
let us acknowledge the many blessings which are ours...
let us think of our families and friends..
and let us give thanks in our hearts.

~~Author Unknown.~~


Thanksgiving Prayer

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.

We return thanks to the rivers and streams,
which supply us with water.

We return thanks to all herbs,
which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.

We return thanks to the moon and stars,
which have given to us their light when the sun was gone.

We return thanks to the sun,
that has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.

Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in Whom is embodied all goodness, and
Who directs all things for the good of Her children.

~ Iroquois Prayer ~


May your Thanksgiving
be blessed with love and peace.

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Charles Perkins
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Thanks for sharing this with us.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

Nov 24, 2009 05:16 PM #1
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Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett
(FIRST Exclusive Buyer's Office Providence-RI) - Providence, RI
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CHARLES: thanks for reading and enjoying. Have a great day.

Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 24, 2009 05:24 PM #2
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Hi Kathleen...Have a wonderfull Thanksgiving :O))

Nov 24, 2009 05:24 PM #3
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Harry F. D'Elia III
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We need to be really thankful and it is a time to reflect on our great country

Nov 24, 2009 05:27 PM #4
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Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett
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FRED: Happy thanksgiving to you and your family, too.

HARRY: So true, Let us give thanks to all the men and women who are in the services protecting us and our fine country.

Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 24, 2009 05:34 PM #5
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Ed Silva
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Kathleen, some beautiful thoughts, thanks for the post and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

Nov 25, 2009 12:48 AM #6
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Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett
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ED: Thanks for appreciating these Thanksgiving thoughts. I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving, too. I love the leftovers <smile> Enjoy the football games. I actually love the Macy Parade. I was fortunate one year while my son was in Hofstra to see the parade in front of Macys.

Nov 25, 2009 05:22 AM #7
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Jim Frimmer
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You found lots of great thoughts, prayers, wishes, and interesting information for your Thanksgiving post!

Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours!

Nov 25, 2009 09:42 AM #8
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Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett
(FIRST Exclusive Buyer's Office Providence-RI) - Providence, RI
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 ~JIM: I thank you so much for stopping by and enjoying my interesting words for Thanksgiving. I especially like the "Iroquois Prayer"  (We return thanks)  Your image goes along with giving thanks, well chosen. I love this Norman Rockwell thanksgiving photo. I remember and cherish those many Thanksgivings that I had at my grandparent's house.

Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 25, 2009 02:50 PM #9
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Jim Cheney
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I've always used Thanksgiving as an opportunity to sent T.G. cards to my clients with a note telling them I'm thankful for their business and friendship.  I did not do it this year, but I'll make it up with a Christmas card.  Hope you had a good T.day

Nov 26, 2009 03:49 PM #10
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Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett
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JIM: Thanks for stopping by after enjoying your thanksgiving day.  I used to send the Thanksgiving cards,too. Now I send everyone a virtual card and a Happy Thangsgiving on Facebook to my friends and family.

Nov 26, 2009 07:29 PM #11
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Sharon & Bruce Walter
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Thanks for sharing the history of Thanksgiving and all those great prayers, Kathleen.  I loved that one prayer of humility!  Hope you had a great Thanksgiving with all your family members.

Good idea about using the social media to extend greetings for Thanksgiving!!!

Nov 26, 2009 11:56 PM #12
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Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett
(FIRST Exclusive Buyer's Office Providence-RI) - Providence, RI
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SHARON: It is Black Friday.  I cannot believe the people that will pitch a tent and wait hours to get into a store like Best Buy or Toys R Us. I was talking to my son in SC and on his way home from his inlaws Thanksgiving he drove by BEST BUY at 6:30 pm, and there was a wrap around line, parking lot filled and tents pitched. all waiting for the doors to open at 5am.

Thanks for enjoying this post, social media is a great way to extend greetings.

Nov 27, 2009 05:59 AM #13
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John Mayer
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Kathleen Anne - Thank you reminding us of what Thanksgiving is all about. You post is now featured on "Stories, People and Photos".

Nov 28, 2009 07:20 AM #14
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Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett
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JOHN: I am glad you liked my post,  I felt inspired to write this post. I thank  you for making it a featured post on "Stories, People and Photos".

Nov 28, 2009 03:05 PM #15
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Beautiful Kathleen - sorry I missed it for Thanksgiving.  But giving thanks is never out of season.  I am just out in the rain trying to make contact with my associates.  Have a blessed day!

Dec 10, 2009 04:07 AM #16
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Kathleen Ann Pacheco-Corbett
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ROSEMARY: I agree everyday we shall be thankful for the day we have been given  and be thankful for the relationships we have with family and friends, those we see and those we only know by the internet as all those on Active Rain. Thank you for stopping by and enjoying.

Dec 10, 2009 02:37 PM #17
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