Sunday, November 20, 2011

"Not what we say about our blessings,

but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving." ~W.T. Purkiser
Short and simple this week...in the midst of all of the pre-Christmas hoopla...Black Friday...now Black Thursday even...soon November will just be "Show Me Your Money Month"...I just decided to let this holiday breathe on its own...the number of Americans living below the official poverty line this year, 46.2 million people, was the highest number in the 52 years the Census Bureau has been publishing figures on it. (The poverty line in 2010 for a family of four was $22,314.)

We'll talk about "stuff" next week...this week, be grateful for your stuff and stuffing!
May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
and your pies take the prize,
and may your Thanksgiving dinner
stay off your thighs!
–Unknown

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