Thanksgiving and Praise
November 26 2013
It was Abraham Lincoln who declared back during the Civil War in 1863 that the 4th Thursday in November would become a national day of "Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens." Since then Thanksgiving has become one of the most important of American traditions. And much like the "First Thanksgiving" celebrated in 1621 by the Pilgrims after a successful harvest in the New World, we too spend the day feasting, surrounding ourselves with friends and family and giving thanks for the blessings the year has brought us (they, however, did miss out on the parades and football we have since added as staple parts of the festivities).
Our Family Turkey, 2012
And while I quietly like to give Thanksgiving and Praise on a daily basis, it is the time of year where I get to exclaim my gratitude from the rooftops (or in this case, from my behind my pretty pink Mac laptop :) )! So I want to send a particular heartfelt thank you to you. Whether you have been a customer, artist, supporter, advice-giver, JJ Caprices cheerleader, quiet drop-in visitor, FB follower, motivator, supplier - heck, even discourager - I want to thank you for giving my shop, my dream, wings and for being part of this entrepreneurial adventure I gleefully find myself on. When I travel I find that the most rewarding and enriching experiences are because of the people I meet…and this journey is no different. I am blessed you are taking a moment to read this and that you have helped give my infant business of 4 months a healthy start on its path towards success. Thank you!
Please share with me what you are particularly thankful for this year!
In the meantime, I leave you with another blessing in my life - a blessing to my tastebuds! It is my favorite pie recipe since childhood and an excellent addition to the Thanksgiving dessert menu: NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Chocolate Chip Pie
Enjoy, Happy Thanksgiving and many more blessings to you and your family!
"There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American." - O. Henry