Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving - So Thankful

 As I was getting ready to do my post, I had something in mind, and I was looking for an older post I had done either here or on Yankee Belle that had to do with green bean casseroles. I never found that post, but I found one from 2019. As I was reading through it, I couldn't help but think of all the ways our worlds have changed since then, but all the things that are the same - the things that matter - faith, family, friends.

So, rather than the post about writing and green bean casseroles that I had in mind, I decided to update the 2019 one. 

This Campbell's soup commercial gets me every time (even though I loathed green bean casseroles). So thankful is a good ear worm to have.

My family had a tradition that I imagine is shared by many others who gather on Thanksgiving Day. Before diving into the turkey and all the trimmings, we joined hands in prayer and then shared what we were most grateful for that year.

Today, on this Thanksgiving Eve, let us gather around a communal Seekerville table and share that tradition.

We here at Seekerville are so very thankful for all of you who come each day to talk reading and writing, who share your lives - the good and the bad, and who make Seekerville a community. 

So today I hope you'll share - what are you thankful for in 2021?

PS: Christmas music will be on round the clock soon, if it isn't already, so I was curious. What about Thanksgiving music? I thought this song captured the day so well.


  1. Good morning to everyone in Seekerville!
    I am thankful for God - for His love, mercy, grace and salvation! I am thankful for God's peace, protection, and provision. I am thankful for my wonderful family and my amazing husband! I am thankful that we live in a country where we are still free to worship Our Lord.

  2. Edwina, you covered the things I'm thankful for, too!

    And I'll add one more - I'm thankful that God has called me to a work that can spread the gospel message far and wide.

    Happy Thanksgiving to all!

  3. I love the song you shared! What a great way to start the day.

    I'm grateful for my Savior who loves me no matter what and for my husband who does the same. I'm grateful for the rich tapestry of my life - family and friends, work and church, a home to care for, a yard to rake, and even a fat squirrel to entertain me while he's raiding the bird feeder. I'm grateful for enough money to pay my bills, more food than I need, and indoor plumbing and hot running water. (There was a time when I had to do without. Never underestimate the value of hot running water.) I'm grateful for the gift of being able to pursue my dreams and for the good and gracious God who planted those dreams in my heart.

    And, of course, I'm thankful for the Seekerville community and your willingness to let me be a part of it. I hope you all have a blessed and beautiful Thanksgiving!

  4. I'm thankful for family and health as the year winds down. I am thankful for all the friends I have made in Seekerville.


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