Thanksgiving – A Time to be Thankful for all that we have in life!

This year (2020), the year of COVID-19 Pandemic has been a year of many losses. One of these losses is not being able to have Thanksgiving dinner with the whole family. This is last year’s wonderful dinner at my sister’s house with the whole family, all 25 of us or more. I can’t remember how many there are now. It was such a fantastic time! This year it will be quiet for us but we will still have a turkey and our two good friends with us who we have been with throughout this difficult year.

These are photos from last year (2019). Enjoy!

Wishing you and yours a special Thanksgiving Day celebration. May we all stay healthy and be able to resume some form of normalcy in our lives soon! God Bless everyone!

Thanksgiving Turkey (I am salivating looking at this turkey from last year! My sister made a delicious turkey!)
Pumpkin pie (I make a fabulous pie!
Home is where the love is!
I am thankful for my husband, our families, and our good health!

A Time to be Thankful

by Janice Spina ((C) 2019)

It’s a time to be thankful.

It’s a time to be helpful.

It’s a time to be caring.

It’s a time to be sharing.

It’s a time to remember others.

It’s a time to remember that we are all sisters and brothers.

It’s a time to show love.

It’s a time to thank God above.

Thanksgiving is a time to remember that every day we should be thankful.

My family all get together for Thanksgiving to eat plenty of delicious foods, share wine, love, friendship, and catch up on everything that we have done since last year.

It’s a joyful time for everyone to be together again. With our busy lives we don’t always have time to get together during the year. It is a time to be thankful for each other, our joys, good times, and bad that we survived, and having family there to support one another.

I wish you all a lovely day whether or not you celebrate Thanksgiving. May you celebrate life and all the good things that come your way. God Bless you all!

Thanksgiving Word Art

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!








About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 42 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 7 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 36 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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6 Responses to Thanksgiving – A Time to be Thankful for all that we have in life!

  1. Darlene says:

    Happy Thanksgiving. It may be a smaller, quieter one but still honouring thankfulness all the same!!

    • jjspina says:

      Yes I agree, Darlene. It’ll be just four of us this year – our best friends who we have been with through all 2020. God bless you and yours. Take care. 🦃🥧💕🙏

  2. Jennie says:

    Amen! Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving, Janice.

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