Simply a quick note to wish everyone a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Between morning parades, dinner, football games, the Puppy Bowl, and pumpkin pies, let’s all take a moment to remember the true meaning and purpose of the day — THANKS – GIVING — a special day to give THANKS for all of the blessings in our lives. Even in the complex and challenging times, in the long run, they most frequently serve to make us even stronger and better in the end.

We should truly take time each and every day to pause and reflect in gratitude, giving “Thanks” for all of the blessings and gifts in our lives. I consciously choose to live each day in gratitude and joy, as I find it impossible to be miserable and thankful at the same time.

Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless! — Jim (and Red!)  🤠 🐻 ❤️

“As we express our gratitude we must never forget that to express the highest appreciation  is not to utter words, but to live by them.” — John F. Kennedy


Happy Thanksgiving!

As we all gather together with families and take time to reflect on our blessings and everything we are grateful and thankful for, Little Red Bear and I would like to take just a moment to extend our very best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

Art by Norman Rockwell

“Thanksgiving” by Norman Rockwell

We are thankful for so much, including each and every one who supports and encourages us thru following, reading, liking, sharing and commenting as we go along. Wishing everyone a wonderful day together with family and loved ones.

"Cousin Reginald Catches the Thanksgiving Turkey" by Norman Rockwell. Cover of 'Country Gentleman' Magazine, 1917

“Cousin Reginald Catches the Thanksgiving Turkey” by Norman Rockwell, cover of ‘Country Gentleman’ Magazine, 1917

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is Thank You, it will be enough.” ~ Meister Eckhart

"Freedom From Want" by Norman Rockwell, 1942

“Freedom From Want” by Norman Rockwell, 1942

Thanks as always for visiting and Happy Thanksgiving!   —  Jim (and Red!)

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Happy Thanksgiving!


A quick holiday note to let everyone know I am very THANKFUL for all who follow, support and read my work here.  You are truly appreciated.  Each “Like” is worth another 10,000 words!

Wishing all a very Happy Thanksgiving!  Finishing a new short story to be ready in a few days.  It mentions “Santa” once or twice, so it may be a Christmas Story.

Have a wonderful day, and God’s blessings to all those in uniform who protect and serve!

Charles Wysocki- "And the Hearty Ate a Thankful Meal"

Charles Wysocki- “And the Hearty Ate a Thankful Meal”