LexiLexi: Well hello again. The holidays are quickly approaching us. It seems just like yesterday we celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas and yet, here they are again. Mommy says that when she was a child Christmas took forever to come round, but now that she's all grown up it comes way to fast. MOL Do any of you feel that way? Anyhow, with the holidays upon us, we thought we'd share some holiday thoughts with you. 

Dezi: But sissy, not everybody celebrates Thanksgiving like the US. The celebration we have today doesn't really resemble the first Thanksgiving at all. The early settlers were celebrating their fall harvest of corn, and our celebration is to give thanks for all that we have. It wasn't until 1939 that Thanksgiving was actually named a National holiday to be on the 3rd Thursday of November by President Franklin Roosevelt, and approved by Congress 2 years later. So it would seem that not everybody would care about our holiday stories. 

Lexi: You're right Dezi not everybody celebrates Thanksgiving and those who do, don't celebrate for the same reasons as Americans do. But everybody should be Thankful for something in their lives. And that's a celebration in and of itself. That's the kind of story we're going to share.

Dezi: Oh. You mean like our Blest Sunday posts on the blog.

Lexi: Yep that's right.

Dezi: Can me tell the story then sissy?

Lexi: Okay Dezi, but don't go off on a tangent. Okay?

Dezi: Okay sissy. Anyways, mommy says that Thanksgiving started long before the U.S. was discovered. Cause peeps (people) were giving thanks to God for centuries before the pilgrims were even a glint in their daddy's eye. Around our house each day we all list at least one thing we are thankful for and then we give thanks to God for those blessings. You see no matter what your circumstances are, you have something to be thankful for. Meez mommy hasn't always had it easy but she says she's always been blessed. The last few months at our house have been kind of crazy. Our apartment flooded twice in less than a month, and some of our furniture was destroyed. Among them was mommy's only sitting chair. So there was my disabled mommy sitting on the wet carpeted floor. But mommy said she was blessed to have a floor to sit on with a roof over our heads and most of all to have Lexi and me to love and help take care of her. We don't have much money so getting mommy a new chair was only a dream. It took months to make things right in the apartment, but the whole time we had wonderful friends who supported us and encouraged us and even sent green papers and noms. They sent purrs and prayers and love. And we felt so blessed to have so many wonderful friends in our lives. And then those same friends went above and beyond and gave unselfishly for us to get mommy a new sitting chair. And not just any sitting chair, but one that was even better than what she had before. Yet another reason to be thankful. 

Dezi: Yes there is a day that Americans celebrate and give thanks, but we think Thanksgiving should be every day. Traditionally on that day peeps have turkey and dressing and sweet potatoes and pumpkin and pecan pies. Green bean salads and a house full of family. And then they prepare for madcap shopping on Black Friday. Well we don't usually have any of that, there's no money to buy such a feast, and as for family it's just us three and no feast would mean we sure don't have shopping money. But we are still blessed and mommy still gives thanks because we are together and happy. 5 years ago mommy rescued me from certain death. I was the last of a litter of 11, born into the house of an inexperienced and disreputable breeder. I was about 3 1/2 weeks old when mommy got the call and she came to the shelter where a rescue group had taken me and my littermates, and I just knew the minute I saw her that she was going to be my mommy. As soon as she sat down all my littermates went off playing, and I went and crawled up in her lap and started purring and went to sleep. Mommy told the lady I was her destiny and took me home that day. She named me Deztinee. (Mommy likes unusual spellings) And she always makes sure to buy Lexi and me a special can of noms. Something we don't get every day, even tho' we are spoiled. And since getting a computer and joining social media, we now have so many wonderful friends that we never had before. We love each and every one of you, and give thanks daily that you're in our lives. And altho' we are eternally grateful for the monetary gifts some have given we love those that could only send prayers and words of encouragement too. 

Lexi: Yes Dezi that's right. We love all our friends and the point to our story is that no matter what, you have something to be thankful for. No matter your financial circumstances, your health, or even where you live, if you are alive and breathing you have something to be thankful for. So remember each and every day to pause a minute and think about the blessings in your life. Sometimes it's just a matter of how you see things. Turn the negatives in your life into positives and see what happens. We think if more peeps did that, there would be lots more smiles and happy faces in every crowd. 

   

Dezi and Lexi: Happy Thanksgiving to you all and till the next time............Be Blest!!!

 

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