Treasures for body and mind

24 November, 2011

Rejoice and Be Glad For Today Is the Day the Lord Hath Made

Happy Thanksgiving to all!  It is the best possible Thanksgiving for our family.  On Friday, my father-in-law had a stroke.  The clan assembled from all over, expecting the worst.  After four days in ICU and one day in a regular room, he was released on Tuesday.  The only residual effect is that he is unsteady walking; the doctors are using the word, "Miraculous."  
But how to sum up all of this, and the holiday, into a jewelry post?  I'd thought to do something with pumpkins, and found an antique tea set on 1st Dibs (where else?) that was not cutesy.
www.1stdibs.com - love the ivory plugs that keep heat from conducting from the body onto the handles
But the set was a solitaire set (say it with a fancy French accent since it was made by a French silversmith) made for a bachelor's home use.  That isn't right for Thanksgiving, when everyone should be with those they love, whether blood or not.

But then I found Meister Eckhart's quote:  "If the only prayer you said in your whole life was 'Thank you,' that would suffice."  That summed it up and made the jewelry choice clear.   
Sideways cross necklace at www.roseark.com

 We'll be saying, "Thank you," a lot this Thanksgiving.   God bless you, dear reader, and have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving too.  

3 comments:

WendyB said...

Happy that your father-in-law is doing well!

oxinsocks said...

Thank you. It has been incredible!

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