Daily Archives: November 21, 2007

Test Post from Windows live Writer

Today I have taken another step deeper into the world of technology.

I downloaded Windows live Writer. It was slower than I had anticipated. Like every other step along this road I WILL learn and get used to it. So why did I do it?

Well I am not really the jealous type, but that fellow Grandad boasted that he had Live Writer and I said to myself if he can use it then there is no excuse for me. So this is my very first attempt and I want to find out what all these little icons on the side are.

Now here goes

1. Insert Hyperlink… that worksGrandad

2. Insert Picture …

Oh gosh! That worked better than I thought.

So pay heed to the poster he lurks everywhere!

3. Insert Table… now let me think…

Crocker Tavern Dining Room

Now that was heavy lugging the table around so I think I will save the rest for tomorrow.


During my days working in Germany many years ago I was introduced to the American Thanksgiving Celebration. I was invited to share in the preparations for, and partake in, the special family meal that was central to the day. All the family members made decorations for the house or the table.


I loved the idea that all were included and encouraged to use their talents. Using talents is an expression of thanks. We all have talents even if they are not clearly visible to us personally.

Why can’t Christmas be more like Thanksgiving? Lose the commercialism and dwell more on the things we have to be grateful for. The best present we can give another human being is Time.

Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge, because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary, because it means you’ve made a difference.

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfilment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.
Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive. Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.

To one and all I wish a Talent using Thanksgiving!