Enjoying God’s bounty this Thanksgiving

Thanks to Fr. Sunny’s homily that we should not feel guilty about enjoying God’s blessings while there are millions of people back home in the Philippines who suffer from deprivation from all things this season. Without his enlightened sermon that God would want us to enjoy His gifts to us I would have been bound to want a muted Thanksgiving celebration.

But our celebration at the Salgado residence was very simple. Made up of families and friends whom we consider as family, we brought to the table what we have and could afford. Each one cooked something to make up for a sumptuous Thanksgiving dinner.

This year, as they have customarily done in the past, the Salgados hosted the dinner. This year is extra special because they celebrated as a complete family with the presence of their daughter and son-in-law from California.

And then there are the stragglers like me and others. I have families here so I had an extended dinner today at my sister’s and finally my turkey dinner at my uncle’s.

Thanksgiving is all about the joys and blessings of togetherness with our friends and families. Their presence in our lives are the greatest gifts we could have because they all share our joys and sorrows throughout the year. It is not the things that we could buy that are most important, most of our blessings are not material and could not be bought. And am glad of that because it fills my heart with gratitude not just on Thanksgiving but everyday.

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13 Responses to Enjoying God’s bounty this Thanksgiving

  1. Vivien says:

    Indeed it was a hearty thanksgiving dinner with good friends and Fr. Sunny’s beautiful homily. Thanks for the blessings of good friends, family, not just on Thanksgiving but everyday of our life. I count my blessings twice…..

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  2. 3mart.com.au says:

    I like this article, I have reblogged this one, thanks for posting

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  3. bebs1 says:

    Thank you, quite a collection you’ve got.

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  4. viveka says:

    Lovely post – full of joy, love, togetherness and loads great food. We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving!

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  5. bebs1 says:

    Thanks Viveka. Filipinos love plenty of food to a point that we don’t have one prime flavor. It is a mishmash of so many flavors and we just mix them altogether. And in real life that’s how we collect all types of people in a party. Whatever goes, we love to say. It works somehow.

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  6. A very inspiring, heart- warming Thanksgiving. You are blessed with a wonderful friends and family. The food looks delicious. Happy Holidays!

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  7. lolaWi says:

    thanks for the company, B! the cake was a hit!!!

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  8. bebs1 says:

    Thank you Island Traveler. Everyone is a great cook so we are never lacking in that department.

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  9. bebs1 says:

    LolaWi, thanks for hosting once again. It was fun!

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  10. a says:

    Ƭhanks forr finally writing about >Enjoying Godѕ bounty this Thanksgiving | Taking a Deep Breath <Loved it!

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