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After Thanksgiving, Prayer of Thanksgiving!

We are now all stuffed and scared to get on the scales!¬† Just one more month of indulgence and we can get back to our diets…. ūüôā

Here is a little poem I wrote….

We are truly thankful for our boys

For they give us countless joys

Some say they are angels from above

All we know is that they are love!

Sunrise to sunset, sun-up to sundown

We listen all day, all over town

To their voices that lift us to the skies

They keep us waiting for their next surprise!

Just hearing their names, we swell with pride

From town to town, we follow them world-wide.

To know their sweet tones, dimples, and smiles

Hoping they’ll fall for our womanly wiles.

Hope everyone had a grand turkey day

And all spent it, the Il Volo way!

Yes, Lord, we are truly thankful for our guys!

And know they’ll inspire us to lose a size!

 

Happy Black Friday/Weekend to all and be safe shopping!

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T U R K E Y ~ D A Y !

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Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated primarily in Canada and the United States as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. It is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and today, the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. As we read in yesterdays post, several other places around the world observe similar celebrations. Thanksgiving has its historical roots in religious and cultural traditions and has long been celebrated in a secular manner as well.

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 We are happy to celebrate this day with you for the third year in row!

If you don’t formally celebrate this day, it’s a good day to remember to give thanks anyway!

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I am thankful foremost for the health and well being of my family (the twins turned 3 this year and their mom has survived!). I am thankful for my own continued good health.

I am thankful that peace reigns in my country and we pray for the same everywhere.

I am thankful I was fortunate enough to have a friend like Linda Snyder.

I am thankful for this website. ¬†I’m so grateful¬†for our talented authors and contributors. ¬†They make me laugh, cry, think and love those three Guys even more.

I cannot begin to tell you how personally grateful I am for this wonderful experience this time in my life. It has given me… YOU… The Flight Crew… the most amazingly kind and genuine people I have ever known! ¬†

My¬†absolute joy is caused by¬†three young men who reside on the other side of the world and just happen to sing. ¬†I don’t know what good deeds I have done in my life that have allowed me to share with you such wonderful talent, but what a blessing! ¬†I am thankful and grateful for Gianluca, Ignazio and Piero!s - thanksgiving 4

~Marie 

Now Kelly…

Hey, Guys!

How has another Thanksgiving come up so quickly?¬† And how has so much of the year gone by without me remembering to be thankful for something everyday?¬† Do I really take that much for granted?¬† I don’t know, but let me list just a few of the things I’m thankful for this year…

I am tickled to death that I became an “auntie” in the last year, so I must say I’m thankful for my nephew, James.¬† I unfortunately didn’t get to meet him until he was 5 months old (in spite of the best laid plans of mice and men), so I’m thankful that I was able to change that this year and be there to celebrate his 1st birthday last month.¬† I just love him to bits and can’t wait to Skype with him on Saturday.¬† He’s getting old enough to have the “stranger danger” reaction, and that just won’t do…

I’m thankful¬† for my family, my relative health and for my job that just might drive me to drink yet.¬†¬† I say that, but I keep going, so it must not be all bad.¬†¬† ūüėĬ† I’m thankful for the things that job has taught me about myself and about my faith in God.

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And I am thankful for all of you!¬† I am thankful for Marie who keeps things going when I drop off the grid for days at a time.¬† I’m thankful for all of our contributors who eagerly answered our call for help and¬†have stepped up to the task so well.¬† You have no idea how many concerns that you have waylaid for us.¬†

And how could I not be thankful for 3 handsome Italians who I really don’t think have any idea how much joy they bring the world just by doing what they love and loving every minute?¬† I’m so thankful that more than 3 members of they same group, they are truly brothers of the heart. Family is whoever you decide it is, and love is made to be multiplied.¬† I can’t think of any young entertainers today that exemplify that more than Il Volo.¬† God Bless you, Piero, Ignazio and Gianluca, and your families too!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving everyone!

~ Kelly

Now you!

 

~~Happy Thanksgiving To All Who Celebrate This Day~~

Thanks Ann & NIAF
(Photo thanks to Ann & NIAF)

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Several other countries also celebrate thanks and harvest around the same time including Canada, Germany (ErntedanFest), Japan (Kinro Kanshsha no Hi), and others.

s - thanksgiving 5Here in the States we celebrate Thanksgiving primarily by eating Turkey and Pumpkin Pie. We also choose this day to eat as much as we can so we can moan during football games. I never understood this tradition, but always participate.

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My favorite tradition though is going around the dinner table each one telling why they are thankful.

I asked you last year and I’m asking you again this year, to share in this day of thankfulness no matter where you live and whether or not you celebrate today as a holiday.

Once again I’ll start at this end of our table.
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I am most thankful for my family and another year of their good health. What Blessings! Next, I am thankful for Our Boys. Not only because of what they are and what they do, but because they brought all of you here. I have never met finer people in my life and amazingly you all have great taste in music! Of course, I have to add chocolate, trees and dimples.

Your turn and pass the gravy.

~Marie
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