Canadian Thanksgiving – October 12, 2019

There is more to Thanksgiving than this one day!

There was no Thanksgiving Holiday in Beirut, Lebanon where I was born and lived the first fifteen years of my life. But I still remember the Gratitude that my mother uttered with her whole heart no matter how dark life moments were in that war torn country. I remember that whenever I sighed, she would say, “Daughter, say ‘Thanks be to God. Do not waste your exhalation, like that’”. A funny thing… these days, whenever I sigh and, some days, I sigh more than others, her Spirit whispers, “Say Thanks be to God”.

So, friends, on this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, I am reminded of this precious gift of being thankful, because I know gratitude brings forth fulfillment, joy and contentment.

May Thanksgiving not just be the one day a year to express gratitude; while our dinner tables are filled with turkey, stuffing, and all the trimmings.  I pray that Thanksgiving becomes an attitude of gratitude that we adopt in our daily lives. As you inhale Grace, may you always exhale Gratitude.

Here are a few pictures from this week from our neighbourhood – where a Symphony of Gratitude is audible in the quietness of nature. May these pictures bless you as they have been a blessing to me, to see, experience and BE.

Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving!

Because of Grace,

Rev. Takouhi

3 thoughts on “Canadian Thanksgiving – October 12, 2019”

  1. Hello Takouhi–It seems like a very long time since I have seen you. Thanks for the message and the images both have uplifted me today!!! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!! Pam

  2. So enjoyed your message and photos of the beautiful Rideau area.
    It is the Lord’s lovely gift of Colour that leads us into winter whites😘
    Love from Lois M.


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