A Day of Thanks Giving

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Tips for Nurtured Entrepreneurs | 8 Comments

 “Come ye thankful people, come!” 

This is a line of lyric from a hymn I learned in childhood about joining together to celebrate the gathered harvest before winter begins.  It always brings a smile to my face and a welling up of happy feelings.  I love the Thanksgiving celebration.

In honor of this harvest holiday taking place this week in the United States, I want to tell you, how thankful I am for you, the readers of The Nurtured Entrepreneur.  Without you, there would be no exchange of energy and that exchange feeds me whether it comes in comments or simply in thought.

To express my appreciation, I’d like to share the first glimpse of my book-in-progress about seasons and joy and gratitude.  This is a page from the November-January section, the quarter of the year known as Samhain in the Celtic tradition.

 I am grateful for a cup of tea snug in hand.

I am grateful for first dips into freezing temperatures.

I am grateful for the comfort of thick flannel sheets.

I am grateful for reminders to be lighthearted.

I am grateful to be here.

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Early this month, an artist friend sent me a dear handmade card for Thanksgiving so I could enjoy it all the month long.  It is a reminder of friendship, something no one should be without.  My store of friends is rich indeed and in that way I am abundantly blessed.  My mother was my role model for having friends, being a good friend, and enjoying friends.  I would not be where I am in my business or life today were it not for good friends, tried and true.  I am thankful for that gift every day of my life.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

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(click image to read verse)

May your memories of things you are thankful for be warm and bright, may your blessings be sweet and many!

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8 Comments

  1. Andrea Conway
    November 27, 2013

    Jana, it was a blessing to read your Thanksgiving message!
    I’m hugely happy to hear you’re creating a book – looking forward to it. Thank you as always for your gentle and thoughtful perspective. Harvest blessings!

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    • Jana Jopson
      November 27, 2013

      And I am blessed to receive you comment! Thank you. I thought if I posted a preview, it would stand as a heart commitment to produce the book.

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  2. Jane Kalagher
    November 27, 2013

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, Jana! And thank you for the gift of your message. Loved reading it.

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    • Jana Jopson
      November 27, 2013

      Thank you, Jane, and blessings for a peaceful, happy day to you and yours, too. Thanks for writing.

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  3. Jim
    November 27, 2013

    Jana you are the blessing. I enjoyed this post and the heart touch from your spirit in it. Thank you for evoking the deep thankfulness that comes with this change of season upon our home from Mother Earth. I loved the expanding picture~! The book idea is fantastic~! Much Love, Jim 11/27/2013

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    • Jana Jopson
      November 28, 2013

      Your kindness touches my heart! Thank you. You are a dear supporter and I am grateful for you ‘beyond the beyond.’

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  4. Merry Mahry Magpie
    November 29, 2013

    Wonderful to hear the news about a book! I cannot wait to see it. And your message added so much to my sense of gratitude in this season of harvesting blessings. You continually teach me to embrace the bounty of this time of the year.
    So much love,
    Mag
    P.S. I enjoyed being called your “artist friend”! :)

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    • Jana Jopson
      November 30, 2013

      And so you are, Magpie! I’m glad I can bring a bit of bright burnished joy to your autumn days. Love you, Jana

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