Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Art Of Massage Therapy | Emotional And Health Benefits | Time Honored Tips

The Art Of Massage Therapy | Emotional And Health Benefits | Time Honored Tips 

The Art Of Massage Therapy | Emotional And Health Benefits | Time Honored Tips

“The love of beauty is one of the most firmly implanted qualities of the human mind, and only those who are mentally deficient fail to appreciate it. From the human standpoint there is no edifice so beautiful as that earthly temple which enshrines the soul.”—Dr. Cyrus Edson.

Massage is as old as the hills. Most really good things are, I’ve found.

The Grecian and Roman women preserved their wondrous, wholesome beauty by reveling in luxuriant baths and then undergoing vigorous massage by their stout-armed slaves.

Massage is a natural alleviator and comfort-giver. The first thing a baby does when he bumps his precious head is to rub the injured spot with his little fist. Relief seems to come with friction.

If one’s temples hurt, the hands seem to itch and tingle to get to rubbing and smoothing out the aches there.

And the reason for it is that friction makes active the nerves and blood vessels and exercises the tired or fretting muscles.

Massage is exercise.

If we were to cease using our arms the muscles would shrink and soon become incapable of movement.

The skin outside would, of course, be affected by the general warpings of the tissues, and the result would be everything that is dreadful to the mind feminine—crow’s feet, wrinkles, sallowness and lack of the tints and colors of health.

You who have enjoyed the pleasures of a Turkish bath must know how new and robust and fresh you feel after the invigorating cleansing and pummeling by a strong and experienced masseuse.
We all know about the system of decay and renewing which the skin constantly undergoes. It is much the same way with the muscles.

The very tiny cells of which the muscles are composed are continually being repaired. As the worn out particles are rejected the new fiber is created.

Does it not stand to reason that massage will facilitate this process, make the flesh firmer, restore vigor to the muscles and give new life to the entire system?
The muscles of the face, more than those of any other part of the body, are lazy and torpid. As the troubles of life descend, the wear and tear of bothersome existence begins to show.

The circulation becomes defective, and this brings flabby tissues and a wrinkled, sallow skin. Then, oh, woe! woe! One feels as if one might just as well be dead and gone as to be trailing through life so afflicted.
Massage means “I knead.” While the professional masseuse should be well informed concerning the muscles of the face and neck, the location of the veins and arteries, and the general formation of the skin, the little home body who wishes to rub away a few wrinkles or turkey tracks can easily dispense with the acquiring of so much knowledge.

With knowing what “not to do,” she will get along very well, although it has always been my opinion that the simplest and most satisfactory way to learn to massage one’s own cheeks and brow is to go to a first-class professional for one or two treatments. If you keep your eyes open you will easily learn the simplest and most effective movements.
The first thing to remember is that massage will both create and reduce flesh, according to the treatment given and the time devoted to it. Severe rubbing and rolling of the flesh between the fingers will gradually dissolve the fatty tissues.

The flesh will then become soft and flabby, and the skin will be likely to fall into tiny lines unless an astringent wash, like weak alum water (used hot), is applied to tighten and harden it slightly, and so make the flesh firm.

If the massage is continued, the flabby flesh will also be reduced, especially when the astringent wash is applied to help the hardening process.

When the face is to be plumpened or wrinkles removed, then rub the skin very gently with a rotary motion, which is not a mere rubbing but a kneading as well, and follow with light tapping movements. Never roll the flesh between the fingers unless reduction is the object.

Also, never massage oftener than once every twenty-four hours, and then only for fifteen or twenty minutes.
So much for the don’ts. Before beginning the massage have the face perfectly clean. Wash with tepid water and pure castile soap. Otherwise the dust and powder are kneaded into the pores and the result is frequently extremely irritating.
The reasons for massage are many. It facilitates and stimulates the skin in its continual effort to throw off the tiny flakes of dried, dead cuticle. It is exercise for the muscles, and at the same time it inspires a livelier circulation of the blood.

It is easy to understand then why massage is so beneficial for the face, and why it makes a rosy, healthy complexion.

Massage alone will remedy many a complexion ill, for when the muscles are sluggish and torpid, the tissues weak and flabby, the circulation as slow as the messenger boys in the funny papers, and the skin sallow and wrinkled, all in the world that is needed is a little gentle patting and coddling and rubbing into a less lifeless state.

Great care must be taken lest the skin become bruised and irritated. For this reason a cream or skin food is used.

Let me suggest that this emollient be of the good, pure, home-made kind, not the cheap cosmetic which has mutton tallow or lard as a principal foundation.

The orange flower skin food (formula appears in the chapter on the complexion) is the best formula for this purpose, as it will, by absorption, fatten and build up the impoverished tissues, and at the same time strengthen, whiten and soften the skin.

Mineral oils must never be used. Glycerin not only makes the complexion darker and rather yellow, but it dries the secretions of the skin very rapidly, and a dry, harsh surface is the sure result. Vaseline—as we should know from its reputation as a hair tonic—will not prove a happiness to one.
The skin food should be rubbed in all over the face and far down upon the neck with a firm, circular movement. When the cream is partially absorbed begin the manipulations, starting at the forehead. Place the thumbs on the temples and in that way hold the skin firm and taut.

With the tips of the first and second fingers of both hands rub the lines transversely. If there be wrinkles across the forehead, rub up and down, holding the skin tight at the top of the forehead with the first fingers and manipulating with the second and third.
Another movement which is excellent for wrinkles is to place the first finger of each hand crosswise of the wrinkles about half an inch apart.

Then push up a little fold. As the left hand finger pushes its way along the wrinkle, let the right hand one rub up and down, always keeping the line up into a little hill.
In massaging the lines about the eyes the movement should begin by rubbing the eyelid from the nose outward half an inch beyond the end of the eye, then returning below the eye toward the nose. This will make the massage sweep back crosswise of the crow’s feet.

Another movement is to hold the skin taut and then knead the lines firmly with the first and second fingers of the right hand.
If the chin is fleshy and you wish to massage it down to smaller proportions, you must dissolve the fatty tissues by picking up the flesh between the thumb and forefinger and rolling and rubbing as much as you possibly can without injuring or breaking the skin.

Then, in order to keep the flesh from getting flabby the rotund little chin must be bathed in cold water, in which is a small pinch of alum, a piece the size of a bean being plenty for a pint of water. This alum bath, remember, is only to be applied when you are reducing the carbon or fat.
The “kneading” movement is very beneficial. This is done very gently with the thumb and forefinger only—precisely the motion used in kneading bread.

The smoothing manipulation for the wrinkles is probably better explained as an “ironing out” motion. All lines can stand these two movements.

Whenever the skin seems particularly dull of color and generally lifeless, then the patting comes in excellent play. This is merely a gentle tattoo over the entire face. Electricity is an excellent accessory to massage—but that is another story.

After the massage, wet a wash cloth in water slightly chilled, and lay over the face. This will close the pores nicely. Dry and apply powder.

I trust that my beauty students will easily understand the foregoing—it is certainly a difficult topic to explain lucidly.

As I said before, it is a wise plan to go to some one who thoroughly understands the art and let her teach you.

While massage can be given at home, it is more satisfactory if done by a professional whose knowledge of anatomy will assist her toward the best results.

Excerpt From – Woman Beautiful By Helen Follett Stevans.

Intercession Is Service | Prayer The Greatest Outlet Of Power

Intercession Is Service | Prayer The Greatest Outlet Of Power

Intercession Is Service | Prayer The Greatest Outlet Of Power

It helps greatly to remember that intercession is service: the chief service of a life on God’s plan. It is unlike all other forms of service, and superior to them in this: that it has fewer limitations.

In all other service we are constantly limited by space, bodily strength, equipment, material obstacles, difficulties involved in the peculiar differences of personality.

Prayer knows no such limitations. It ignores space. It may be free of expenditure of bodily strength, where rightly practiced, and one’s powers are under proper control.

It goes directly, by the telegraphy of spirit, into men’s hearts, quietly passes through walls, and past locks unhindered, and comes into most direct touch with the inner heart and will to be affected.

Prayer The Deciding Factor In A Spirit Conflict | A Prehistoric Conflict
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In service, as ordinarily understood, one is limited to the space where his body is, the distance his voice can reach, the length of time he can keep going before he must quit to eat, or rest, or sleep.

He is limited by walls, and locks, by the prejudices of men’s minds, and by those peculiar differences of temperament which must be studied in laying siege to men’s hearts.

The whole circle of endeavour in winning men includes such an infinite variety.

There is speaking the truth to a number of persons, and to one at a time; the doing of needed kindly acts of helpfulness, supplying food, and the like; there is teaching; the almost omnipotent ministry of money; the constant contact with a pure unselfish life; letter writing; printer’s ink in endless variety.

All these are in God’s plan for winning men. But the intensely fascinating fact to mark is this:—that the real victory in all of this service is won in secret, beforehand, by prayer, and these other indispensable things are the moving upon the works of the enemy, and claiming the victory already won.

And when these things are put in their proper order, prayer first, and the other things second; second, I say, not omitted, not slurred over; done with all the earnestness and power of brain and hand and heart possible; but done after the victory has been won in secret, against the real foe, and done while the winner is still claiming the victory already assured,—then will come far greater achievements in this outer open service.

Then we go into this service with that fine spirit of expectancy that sweeps the field at the start, and steadily sticks on the stubbornly contested spots until the whipped foe turns tail, and goes.

Prayer is striking the winning blow at the concealed enemy. Service is gathering up the results of that blow among the men we see and touch.

Great patience and tact and persistence are needed in the service because each man must be influenced in his own will. But the shrewd strategy that wins puts the keen stiff secret fighting first.

Excerpt From – Quiet Talks On Prayer By Samuel Dickey Gordon. 

DIY Homemade Natural Lemon Hair Wash Shampoo For Healthy, Beautiful, Blond Tresses

DIY Homemade Natural Lemon Hair Wash Shampoo For Healthy, Beautiful, Blond Tresses

DIY Homemade Natural Lemon Hair Wash Shampoo For Healthy, Beautiful, Blond Tresses

  • One ounce salts of tartar. 

  • Juice of three lemons. 

  • One quart of water.

Apply a cupful to the hair and scalp just before the shampoo.

Excerpt From – Woman Beautiful By Helen Follett Stevans. 

DIY Homemade Dandruff Cure And Hair Tonic For Healthy, Beautiful Hair | Time Honored Tips

DIY Homemade Dandruff Cure And Hair Tonic For Healthy, Beautiful Hair | Time Honored Tips 

DIY Homemade Dandruff Cure And Hair Tonic For Healthy, Beautiful Hair | Time Honored Tips

  • Forty-eight grains resorcin. 

  • One-fourth ounce glycerine. 

  • Alcohol sufficient to fill a two-ounce bottle.

Apply every night to the scalp, rubbing it in well.

This is good for falling hair.

Excerpt From – Woman Beautiful By Helen Follett Stevans. 

DIY Homemade Egg Shampoo Recipe For Healthy, Beautiful, Gorgeous Hair | Time Honored Tips

DIY Homemade Egg Shampoo Recipe For Healthy, Beautiful, Gorgeous Hair | Time Honored Tips

DIY Homemade Egg Shampoo Recipe For Healthy, Beautiful, Gorgeous Hair | Time Honored Tips

Shake the yolk of an egg in a pint of alcohol, strain and bottle. 

To a bowl of warm water add two tablespoonfuls of the liquid.

Excerpt From – Woman Beautiful By Helen Follett Stevans. 

DIY Homemade Natural Shampoo To Remove Dandruff And Give You Beautiful, Healthy Hair | Time Honored Tips

DIY Homemade Natural Shampoo To Remove Dandruff And Give You Beautiful, Healthy Hair | Time Honored Tips 

DIY Homemade Natural Shampoo To Remove Dandruff And Give You Beautiful, Healthy Hair | Time Honored Tips

  • Yolk of one egg. 

  • One pint of warm water. 

  • One ounce spirits of rosemary.

Follow with thorough washing with liquid verbena soap.

Excerpt From – Woman Beautiful By Helen Follett Stevans. 

DIY Homemade Liquid Verbena Soap Recipe For Healthy, Gorgeous, Beautiful Hair | Time Honored Tips

DIY Homemade Liquid Verbena Soap Recipe For Healthy, Gorgeous, Beautiful Hair | Time Honored Tips 

DIY Homemade Liquid Verbena Soap Recipe For Healthy, Gorgeous, Beautiful Hair | Time Honored Tips

  • Cut in small pieces one-half pound of pure imported castile soap. 

  • Put in porcelain kettle with two quarts of warm water and dissolve by boiling. 

  • When cold it should be of the consistency of rather thin cream; if thicker, add more water. 

  • Stir in one-fourth pint of alcohol and let stand several days in a warm room. 

  • All the alkali and impurities will settle to the bottom of the bottle, leaving the liquid as clear as crystal. 

  • Pour off carefully, leaving the residue for kitchen purposes. 

  • Perfume with a few drops of oil of verbena, or any scent one may prefer. 

  • A small quantity of this used in the shampoo is delightfully cleansing.

Excerpt From – Woman Beautiful By Helen Follett Stevans. 

The Broad Inner Horizon | Prayer the Greatest Outlet of Power

The Broad Inner Horizon | Prayer the Greatest Outlet of Power

The Broad Inner Horizon | Prayer the Greatest Outlet of Power

This suggests at once that the rightly rounded Christian life has two sides; the out-side, and the inner side. To most of us the outer side seems the greater.

The living, the serving, the giving, the doing, the absorption in life’s work, the contact with men, with the great majority the sheer struggle for existence—these take the greater thought and time of us all.

They seem to be the great business of life even to those of us who thoroughly believe in the inner life.
But when the real eyes open, the inner eyes that see the unseen, the change of perspective is first ludicrous, then terrific, then pathetic.

Ludicrous, because of the change of proportions; terrific, because of the issues at stake; pathetic, because of strong men that see not, and push on spending splendid strength whittling sticks.

The Broad Inner Horizon | Prayer the Greatest Outlet of Power
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The outer side is narrow in its limits. It has to do with food and clothing, bricks and lumber, time and the passing hour, the culture of the mind, the joys of social contact, the smoothing of the way for the suffering.

And it needs not to be said, that these are right; they belong in the picture; they are its physical background.

The inner side includes all of these, and stretches infinitely beyond. Its limits are broad; broad as the home of man; with its enswathing atmosphere added.

It touches the inner spirit. It moves in upon the motives, the loves, the heart. It moves out upon the myriad spirit-beings and forces that swarm ceaselessly about the earth staining and sliming men’s souls and lives. It moves up to the arm of God in cooperation with His great love-plan for a world.

Shall we follow for a day one who has gotten the true perspective?

Here is the outer side: a humble home, a narrow circle, tending the baby, patching, sewing, cooking, calling; or, measuring dry goods, chopping a typewriter, checking up a ledger, feeding the swift machinery, endless stitching, gripping a locomotive lever, pushing the plow, tending the stock, doing the chores, tiresome examination papers; and all the rest of the endless, endless, doing, day by day, of the commonplace treadmill things, that must be done, that fill out the day of the great majority of human lives.

This one whom we are following unseen is doing quietly, cheerily his daily round, with a bit of sunshine in his face, a light in his eye, and lightness in his step, and the commonplace place becomes uncommon by reason of the presence of this man with the uncommon spirit.

He is working for God. No, better, he is working with God. He has an unseen Friend at his side. That changes all.

The common drudgery ceases to be common, and ceases to be drudgery because it is done for such an uncommon Master. That is the outer, the narrow side of this life: not narrow in itself but in its proportion to the whole.

Now, hold your breath, and look, for here is the inner side where the larger work of life is being done. Here is the quiet bit of time alone with God, with the Book. The door is shut, as the Master said.

Now it is the morning hour with a bit of made light, for the sun is busy yet farther east. Now it is the evening hour, with the sun speeding towards western service, and the bed invitingly near.

There is a looking up into God’s face; then keen but reverent reading, and then a simple intelligent pleading with its many variations of this—”Thy will be done, in the Victor’s name.” God Himself is here, in this inner room. The angels are here.

This room opens out into and is in direct touch with a spirit space as wide as the earth. The horizon of this room is as broad as the globe. God’s presence with this man makes it so.

To-day a half hour is spent in China, for its missionaries, its native Christians, its millions, the printed page, the personal contact, the telling of the story, the school, the dispensary, the hospital.

And in through the petitions runs this golden thread—”Victory in Jesus’ name: victory in Jesus’ name; to-day: to-day: Thy will be being done: the other will undone: victory in Jesus’ name.” Tomorrow’s bit of time is largely spent in India perhaps.

And so this man with the narrow outer horizon and the broad inner horizon pushes his spirit-way through Japan, India, Ceylon, Persia, Arabia, Turkey, Africa, Europe’s papal lands, the South American States, the home land, its cities, frontiers, slums, the home town, the home church, the man across the alley; in and out; out and in; the tide of prayer sweeps quietly, resistlessly day by day.

This is the true Christian life. This man is winning souls and refreshing lives in these far-off lands and in near-by places as truly as though he were in each place.

This is the Master’s plan. The true follower of Jesus has as broad a horizon as his Master. Jesus thought in continents and seas. His follower prays in continents and seas. This man does not know what is being accomplished. Yes! He does know, too. He knows by the inference of faith.

This room where we are meeting and talking together might be shut up so completely that no light comes in.

A single crack breaking somewhere lets in a thin line of light. But that line of light shining in the darkness tells of a whole sun of light flooding the outer world.

There comes to this man occasional, yes frequent, evidences of changes being wrought, yet he knows that these are but the thin line of glory light which speaks of the fuller shining.

And with a spirit touched with glad awe that he can and may help God, and a heart full alike of peace and of yearning, and a life fragrant with an unseen Presence he goes steadily on his way, towards the dawning of the day.

Excerpt From – Quiet Talks On Prayer By Samuel Dickey Gordon. 

When A Woman Cries In Front Of A Man | For The Woman Or Girl Who Readily Sheds Emotional Tears | Time Honored Tips

When A Woman Cries In Front Of A Man | For The Woman Or Girl Who Readily Sheds Emotional Tears | Time Honored Tips 

When A Woman Cries In Front Of A Man | For The Woman Or Girl Who Readily Sheds Emotional Tears | Time Honored Tips

Now, about the girl who weeps. You don’t see many of her these days. Women used to think that big, sad eyes, just ready to send forth a November gale of tears, was quite the proper thing, especially if there chanced to be a man about.

Women of experience—and who should really know—say that tears are worn-out weapons for bringing masculinity to time.

We later-day mortals go in for everything that bespeaks strength and backbone and a certain amount of strong-mindedness.

When little wifey wife begins to snivel nowadays, Mr. Husband doesn’t upset the furniture in his efforts to kiss away the tears. He is quite likely to straighten up and say: “Oh, brace up, Pauline!” or else, “Go look in the glass, my love, and see what a beautifully tinted nose you have!”

Yes, these are unromantic days, and there’s no mistaking that fact! There’s little room for the weepy, wailing woman whose big, inflated ambition is to dampen stunning neckties and deluge nicely laundered shirt-fronts.

Of course, women must have their good, comfortable cries once in a while, but if they’re wise they will retire to their own rooms and have it out by themselves.

This is not quite so satisfactory as the old-time methods, for the reason that loneliness does not inspire an exhibition of woe, and if one doesn’t look out one is apt to forget what one is boo-hooing about. But, take it all in all, it’s safer and more in keeping with fin de siecle rules and regulations.

It used to be that a man would say: “Well, it breaks me all up to see a woman cry. I just can’t stand it!” But now it’s different. Instead, he remarks wearily: “Anything but a yowling woman!”

The poets have written lots of lovely things about tears. Notwithstanding that fact, there is an old German proverb: “Nothing dries sooner than a tear,” which isn’t so bad.

And Byron, you know, said that the busy have no time for tears. Which, one must acknowledge, is quite true when one thinks how everybody is up and hustling these days.

They’re either wearing themselves down to skin and bone trying to earn a living and to reside in a $60 flat with electric lights and a real back yard, or else they’re gradually killing themselves in an effort to enjoy life and to have a good, jolly time all around.

Excerpt From – Woman Beautiful By Helen Follett Stevans.

Thanksgiving, Gratitude, Appreciation | Your Questions Answered

Thanksgiving, Gratitude, Appreciation | Your Questions Answered 

Thanksgiving, Gratitude, Appreciation | Your Questions Answered

Why is it important to have Thanksgiving?
It is important to be with family during Thanksgiving because of many reasons. … The third reason is that Thanksgiving is a historical holiday, and was started when the pilgrims came to the New World, present-day North America, and set up a feast to share with the Native Americans a peace treaty.   TheIDLandReview

Why did Thanksgiving start?
After 1890, representations of the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag began to reflect a shift of interest to the 1621 harvest celebration. By the beginning of the 20th century, the Pilgrims and the Thanksgiving holiday were used to teach children about American freedom and how to be good citizens.  Plimoth

"Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples! "1 Chronicles 16:8
"Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever." 1 Chronicles 16:34
"Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. 15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing." 2 Corinthians 2:14-15

Why is Thanksgiving on a Thursday every year?
Since George Washington’s time, Thursday has been the day, and this was solidified by Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation in 1863 designating the national day of Thanksgiving to be the last Thursday of November. Later that was amended to the fourth Thursday in November.  Almanac 

Who was involved in Thanksgiving?
The English colonists we call Pilgrims celebrated days of thanksgiving as part of their religion. But these were days of prayer, not days of feasting. Our national holiday really stems from the feast held in the autumn of 1621 by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag to celebrate the colony’s first successful harvest.  Scholastic 

How is Thanksgiving Day determined in the US?
Thanksgiving, currently celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November by federal legislation in 1941, has been an annual tradition in the United States by presidential proclamation since 1863 and by state legislation since the Founding Fathers of the United States.   Wikipedia

What is Thanksgiving in Canada all about?
Thanksgiving (French: l’Action de grĂ¢ce), occurring on the second Monday in October, is an annual Canadian holiday to give thanks at the close of the harvest season. Although the original act of Parliament references God and the holiday is celebrated in churches, the holiday is mostly celebrated in a secular manner.   Wikipedia

Why does Canada celebrate Thanksgiving?
Long before Europeans settled in North America, festivals of thanks andcelebrations of harvest took place in Europe in the month of October. The very firstThanksgiving celebration in North America took place in 1578 in Canada when Martin Frobisher, an explorer from England. in search of the Northwest Passage.    Kidzworld

Why do we celebrate Thanksgiving Day?
The event that Americans commonly call the “First Thanksgiving” was celebratedby the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in October 1621. This feast lasted three days, and—as accounted by attendee Edward Winslow—it was attended by 90 Native Americans and 53 Pilgrims. Wikipedia

How do we celebrate Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving Day is traditionally a day for families and friends to get together for a special meal. The meal often includes a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, pumpkin pie, and vegetables. Thanksgiving Day is a time for many people to give thanks for what they have.    Time and Date

What do they eat on Thanksgiving?
For many Americans, the Thanksgiving meal includes seasonal dishes such as roast turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie.   History

Why do we eat turkey on Thanksgiving?
Since Bradford wrote of how the colonists had hunted wild turkeys during the autumn of 1621 and since turkey is a uniquely American (and scrumptious) bird, it gained traction as the Thanksgiving meal of choice for Americans after Lincoln declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.   Mental Floss

What is the best Thanksgiving menu?
–Sage-Butter Roasted Turkey.
–Cornbread Dressing.
–Citrus-Cranberry Sauce.
–Caramelized-Onion Galette.
–Skillet Green Beans.
–Potato Gratin.
–Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Carrots.
–Buttermilk Biscuits.  Country Living

Who was the leader of the Pilgrims at the first Thanksgiving?
William Bradford and the First Thanksgiving. As was the custom in England, the Pilgrims celebrated their harvest with a festival. The 50 remaining colonists and roughly 90 Wampanoag tribesmen attended the “First Thanksgiving.”   US History

What are the most popular Thanksgiving pies?
–Apple – 20%
–Strawberry – 19%
–Pumpkin – 16%
–Cherry – 13%
–Blueberry – 9%
–Pecan – 8%
–Chocolate – 5% 
–Lemon Meringue – 8% Huffington Post 

What to wear to Thanksgiving Dinner?
Thanksgiving is a time to catch up with friends and spend time with family. Wearing something comfortable should be a priority.

Does the Bible say anything about Thanksgiving?
“Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name. 16 But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.” 
Hebrews 13:15-16 

Thanksgiving, Gratitude, Appreciation Quotes | Thanksgiving Is The Enemy Of Discontent And Dissatisfaction And Other Quotes

Thanksgiving, Gratitude, Appreciation Quotes | Thanksgiving Is The Enemy Of Discontent And Dissatisfaction And Other Quotes

Thanksgiving, Gratitude, Appreciation Quotes | Thanksgiving Is The Enemy Of Discontent And Dissatisfaction And Other Quotes

I love collecting quotes and sharing them too. Quotes are simple and yet very effective in delivering messages. They are also inspiring and motivating and have special ways of lifting up our spirits when we are feeling low.

Giving thanks never goes out of season and we can certainly learn to be grateful everyday as it helps to improve our health and leads to better quality of life. In addition to quotes, I also find music to be very up lifting and inspiring. 

“If there was ever a secret for unleashing God’s powerful peace in a situation, it’s developing a heart of true thanksgiving.”
Lysa Terkeurst

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.”
Karl Barth

“One of the main reasons that we lose our enthusiasm in life is because we become ungrateful..we let what was once a miracle become common to us. We get so accustomed to his goodness it becomes a routine.”
Joel Osteen

“No matter what our circumstances, we can find a reason to be thankful.”
Dr. David Jeremiah

“If I do not feel a sense of joy in God’s creation, if I forget to offer the world back to God with thankfulness, I have advanced very little upon the Way. I have not yet learnt to be truly human. For it is only through thanksgiving that I can become myself.”
Kallistos Ware

“Rest and be thankful.”
William Wordsworth

“Instead of waking up every day saying, ‘Poor me,’ how about you get up and thank God you can get up!”
Tomi Lahren

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton

“Every once in a while God allows you to stub your toe as a kind reminder to be grateful for the miraculous body attached to it.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

“It is only with gratitude that life becomes rich!”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“People complain about the bad things that happen to em that they don’t deserve but they seldom mention the good. About what they done to deserve them things”
Cormac McCarthy

“Be thankful. God has commanded it for our good and for His glory. God’s command to be thankful is not the threatening demand of a tyrant. Rather, it is the invitation of a lifetime—the opportunity to draw near to Him at any moment of the day.”
Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

“Those blessings are sweetest that are won with prayer and worn with thanks.”
Thomas Goodwin

“A thankful heart is one of the primary identifying characteristics of a believer. It stands in stark contrast to pride, selfishness, and worry. And it helps fortify the believer’s trust in the Lord and reliance of His provision, even in the toughest times. No matter how choppy the seas become, a believer’s heart is buoyed by constant praise and gratefulness to the Lord.”
John MacArthur

“We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“God is in control, and therefore in everything I can give thanks not because of the situation but because of the One who directs and rules over it.”
Kay Arthur

“We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction.”
H.A. Ironside

“I’m just thankful for everything, all the blessings in my life, trying to stay that way. I think that’s the best way to start your day and finish your day. It keeps everything in perspective.”
Tim Tebow

“Keep your eyes open to your mercies. The man who forgets to be thankful has fallen asleep in life.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

“We can always find something to be thankful for, and there may be reasons why we ought to be thankful for even those dispensations which appear dark and frowning.”
Albert Barnes