Friendship Friday – Thanksgiving

Friendship Friday

Question Of The Week
If you are in the United States:
How will you celebrate this Thanksgiving?
What are your favorite family Thanksgiving traditions?
Do you have any special recipes or crafts to share?

If you are outside of the United States:
Does your country have a Thanksgiving celebration?
If so, when is it and how do you celebrate it?
If not, what is the closest holiday to Thanksgiving that you celebrate?

Let’s share our Thanksgiving traditions with one another
At this week’s Friendship Friday!

Featured Friends – Gratitude

Thanks to all of you who joined last week’s discussion on
Gratitude at Friendship Friday.
You shared so many amazing stories from your heart!

Here are the highlights to prepare you for Thanksgiving:

Dana’s Mommy – Princess Dana Diaries

Princess Dana Diaries

Dana’s Mommy wrote an awesome post on
How to start a Gratitude Journal!
Wouldn’t this make a perfect gift or
The perfect way to end and start your year?

Sharon – Around The Table

Around The Table - Thanksgiving Turkey

Speaking of creative ways to count your blessings…
Start a new tradition by creating a special
Thanksgiving Turkey or Tree & watch your blessings grow!
Fabulous idea, Sharon!

Jenn – The Serenity Space

The Serenity Space

Jenn believes that expressing gratitude is one of the most
Powerful, soul-fulfilling acts we can do!
She poured out gratitude in her post and shared
Several inspiring quotes with us!

This is one of the two that particularly resonated with me:

Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude.
Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness.
Thankfulness may consist merely of words.
Gratitude is shown in acts.
Henri Frederick Amiel

Brenda Youngerman – Ponderings Of An Author

Brenda Youngerman - Ponderings Of An Author

Brenda reminded us why we should live each day
Like it’s our first and our last!

Michelle – Divas With A Purpose

Divas With A Purpose

Michelle shared why she is so grateful
For the gift of Friendship!

Beth Ann – It’s Just Life

Beth Ann Chiles

Beth Ann is also grateful for her family and friends
And is especially aware of the daily blessings she takes for granted
In light of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy!

Melanie – My Crazy Life

Melanie's Pet Frogs

Melanie shares her many blessings with us this week.
Among them?
Her children… her job…
And her pet frogs!!!

Nalia Moon – Just The Stuff Ya Know

Nalia Moon - Just The Stuff Ya Know

Need a smile?
Visit Nalia and learn how Bella, her granddaughter
Has given her a new appreciation for the gift of laughter!

Romi – In The Way Everlasting

In The Way Everlasting

Be joyful always…
Pray continually…
Give thanks in all circumstances…

Romi expresses her gratitude for God’s presence and
Sheds new light on this beautiful Bible passage
As she shares what Gratitude means to her!

Wayne – Touristic

Wayne - Touristic

Wayne believes that gratitude is an under-appreciated concept.
Learn how you can create an environment filled with
Positivity and respect through the mere act of appreciation!

Thanks to all of you who shared your expressions of Gratitude this week!
To see what everyone shared, please visit Friendship Friday – Gratitude!

Friendship Friday #42 – Week Of November 16, 2012

Friendship Friday

Welcome to Friendship Friday – a week-long opportunity to:

  • Foster friendships with other bloggers!
  • Share what’s unique about yourself and your blog!
  • Grow your blog and social media networks!

Are you ready to make some new friends? Then, come join the fun! Please follow these friendly guidelines:

1) Each week, I’ll post a question that’s designed to help you get to know one another a little better. To participate, simply create a Friendship Friday post that includes the Friendship Friday blog hop button and/or a link back to this post – then add your permalink to the party!

You can also participate by adding the Friendship Friday button to your sidebar and answering the Question of the Week in the comments!

2) Please follow Create With Joy and leave a sweet comment so I’ll know you stopped by! If you’re a new follower, let me know how you are following so that I can reciprocate! You can follow Create With Joy on:

3) Visit your fellow participants and get to know them – building friendships is what this community is about! Support the bloggers you connect with by leaving a comment and following their blogs through one of the available subscription methods on their blogs!

The party will be open all week so that you have plenty of time to post, link and mingle! Have fun making friends and be sure to join me for Inspire Me Monday and Wordless Wednesday!

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29 Responses to “Friendship Friday – Thanksgiving”

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  1. Dawn says:

    I love Thanksgiving! I am looking forward to it and we are actually kicking off The night before Thanksgiving with (believe it or not) our annual tradition of live theater showing of A Christmas Carol. My mom sends us every year and I felt blessed to start off the night before thanksgiving with this play! For me the prep for Christmas begins in November – thankfulness precedes the blessing of receiving the Savior! And then onto New Years! It really is my favorite time a I consider the past year (this month) and seek God about the coming New Year…while all draw closer to the SPirit of Chistmas…our Christ! Rich with opportunity is this season!- straight though! Give our love to Legend and Tsunami! Happy Friday (almost!)

    • What a wonderful traditon Dawn! I too view Thanksgiving as the beginning of the Christmas season (even though, of course, it is also it’s own holiday and its own season in its own right!)

      Have a wonderful weekend and give a hug to you beautiful girls! 🙂

  2. Theresa says:

    Hi, Thanks for hosting. We enjoy getting together with family, but since we were all together for a wedding we will be split up this year. I have a lovely cranberry sauce recipe & enjoy cooking & baking. I just shared new recipes on the blog, but I will have to share my homemade cranberry sauce with a twist! & I always love the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade! 😉 Have a great week & Thanksgiving.

    • Sounds awesome! We usually host but this year we are still trying to get our new place together so we are sharing Thanksgiving with a friend!

      I hope you have the most blessed of holidays!

  3. Xmasdolly says:

    What a wonderful get together place, and great subjects/questions you come up with! Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for hosting, and sharing!

  4. Nicole says:

    Here in Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving in early October and have lots of family visiting and lots of turkey!

  5. DesignFluff says:

    Thanks for hosting. I’m a new follower via Linky Friends.

  6. Thank you for featuring me and hosting the Link up party! I enjoy reading the other posts too.

  7. Paula J says:

    This Thanksgiving I’ll be spending much time visiting with family, and of course eating!

    Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend 🙂

  8. Lisa says:

    Thanks so much for hosting! We will be having Thanksgiving dinner next week. I am so very grateful for my family and for our safety amidst so much destruction from the hurricane. I am thankful for my husband’s 24+ year career in the military and the sacrifices he has made so our nation can be free to celebrate holidays like Thanksgiving.

    • Wow, Lisa, I did not realize that your husband had served our country for so long!
      I know the type of sacrifices that entails so my thanks to you all..
      I hope you have a wonderful week together!

  9. Hi!
    Thanks for letting me share my own article Fostering Gratitude!

    Here’s the link:

  10. brenda says:

    Hi Ramona,
    Thanks for featuring me again this week….
    have a Great Thanksgiving!

  11. Beth Ann Chiles says:

    Thanks so much for featuring me!!!how sweet! Am traveling and did not link up today but will be back!!! I promise! Celebrating Thanksgiving at the beach (Florida) with our two grown sons and one girlfriend!!! A nice change from the Iowa cold. If the condo lends itself to cooking will do the semi traditional ham and of course green bean casserole!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you!!!!

  12. I am grateful for everything. I never think I am too good for anything. Just had a talk with someone about it yesterday ;-). I think I am special in that I don’t dismiss anyone. I talk to everyone llike they are my equal, so there are many people who still will call me after years just to say Hi. I am grateful for those friendships that are very special.

  13. Sheila Skillingstead says:

    Happy Sharefest. I hopped over, read your blog and enjoyed it a lot. I’ve never done this type of blog, yet. Soon, I hope to start. Thanks for the good links. Today I’m sharing which is about writing and editing.

  14. Ana Sullivan says:

    Thank you for hosting. Although I never travel because all our family lives in the same town, I know many people who travel for Thanksgiving. I posted a tip on Traveling Medicines:

  15. Naila Moon says:

    I finally got around to everyone.
    Have a good week!
    ~Naila Moon

  16. Dinner with family, and remembering & thanking God for all His blessings! Thanks for the lovely features & for hosting, & God bless!

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