Our Thanksgiving Holiday will be very different this year. However, this special holiday, proclaimed by President George Washington to honor the harvest season in America, can be very meaningful, musical, and fun this year. We will miss our Asheville Thanksgiving Pot Luck celebration! Certainly, keeping safe and healthy is of the utmost importance. Connecting and being together is crucial too…so while, during this health crisis, we will miss being close to family and friends, we can be “together” in other, very meaningful ways; zooming, writing, speaking, being creative and positive.
Huge lessons can be learned now: Patience, Participation, Positivity…Showing our gratitude to essential workers and struggling citizens, such as the homeless and others in need, especially in the cold weather. Coats, gloves, hats, food are needed. There are many ways to say, “I care about you.” We can realize that all persons who came before us have contributed to where we are now. We are truly “all in this together." Let us know how you and your loved ones are making it through these times. However you and your family celebrate these upcoming holidays, may you stay safe and well and very, very grateful. We are grateful for YOU! ~ Love, JANE AND LINO
In this November Newsletter, we give you:
• AN HONORING OF NATIVE AMERICANS with QUOTES TO SHARE • LINO’S LOVING BLESSING OF GRATITUDE • OUR FAVORITE ROASTED ROOT VEGETABLES RECIPE • DELICIOUS HOLIDAY MENU IDEAS
These roasted vegetables are a sweet, delicious, and beautiful addition to any holiday meal. They are so easy to make! Prepare them on cool nights or anytime you want an extra special and extra nutritious winter vegetable dish. They are brimming with phytonutrients and beta-carotene proven to prevent disease. For this and other delicious recipes: http://www.greatlifeglobal.com/resources/recipes.html
LINO'S MEALTIME PRAYER
Thank you, Universe ~ God, for giving us life, for inspiring us and guiding us. Thank you for our parents, mates, and friends who share our lives. We thank everyone who brought the food to us, from the farmer who grew it, to those who deliver it to us. We especially thank the cook who prepared this food and now serves it to us. May this food go inside our bodies and help make us healthier, better balanced, and happier. May it purify us, so that we become better human beings more awareness, who make this world more healthy, peaceful, and happy. Amen.
In thisNATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH. We honor their stewardship of the land, reverence for animals, their nobility, strength, and depth of wisdom. North Carolina Cherokee Lands are near our home. Native Americans met the European ships and offered the Pilgrims food and shelter at the “first” Thanksgiving. Let us read their wise words about the land, the animals, and of the prayers for all. Wars among all peoples have brought great suffering in America. It still continues. Perhaps soon we can join together and live in Peace. “A’-HO.
Oh Great Spirit that made all races, Look kindly at the whole human family And take away the arrogance and hatred Which separates us from our brothers and sisters. – Cherokee Prayer
May the Sun bring you new energy. May the Moon softly restore you by night. May the Rain wash away your worries. May the Breeze blow new strength into your being. May you Walk gently through the world and know its beauty All the days of your life. –Apache Blessing
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