So if you reached into the treasure chest of God’s blessings, (which, by the way, never empties) how many blessings would you pull out? How many could you hold? Would you be shy and not want to take too many because you don’t want to appear selfish? Or, would you get a firm grip on every blessing you possibly could?

Well it’s Thanksgiving Day, and I pray for you every possible blessing from God’s endless bounty of blessings! Don’t be shy, step up and claim them from your Lord and humbly thank Him for His goodness to you! He wants only the best for His children. He loves us so much – we can’t even imagine.

The Psalmist, David, wrote this observation in God’s Holy Word, The Bible:

I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. – Psalm 37:25

Have faith today that God will meet all your needs. This Thanksgiving you have so much to be grateful for. I know you already know that, but I’m reminding you of the obvious.

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; His love endures forever. – 1 Chronicles 16:34

HAPPY THANKSGIVUKAH!!! Now… pass me that punkin’ pie!!!

I wrote this little Thanksgiving poem/prayer for my friend Meri. I want to give she and her wonderful family a special shout out this year! ❤




Some special holidays are to be enjoyed with wild abandon, while others need to have a voice of common sense and moderation inserted. Let me be that voice. Today is NATIONAL ROCKY ROAD DAY!!!

 Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.  – Jim Fiebig

On this date in 1929, Mr. William Dreyer came up with a new flavor of ice cream and it sold like crazy – Rocky Road! The texture and crunch of this ice cream became so popular and is still one of the biggest sellers that Dreyer’s carries. Something good did come from the Depression era, huh??? Rocky Road is traditionally chocolate ice cream, marshmallows and nuts. When Mr. Dreyer made that first batch of Rocky Road he used chopped walnuts, but now they use almonds.

Here’s where the voice of reason comes in. For just one cup of Rocky Road Ice Cream you get:

300 calories
16g fat
8g saturated fat
30mg cholesterol
90mg sodium
40g carbohydrate
34g sugar

So… maybe 1/2 cup would be a better idea. You can celebrate – you just can’t eat a lot of “real” Rocky Road ice cream. Obviously there are also low-sugar and low-carb varieties. There is a way around the dreaded WEIGHT BOMB!!!

Ice cream is happiness condensed.  – Jessi Lane Adams

If you eat too much “real” Rocky Road ice cream and you will find out what a rocky road REALLY is – especially if you are diabetic!  I don’t like it when my jeans suddenly don’t fit either.  You can only blame the dryer for shrinking them so many times.

Here’s the recipe for the real deal…  use responsibly.


Enjoy some Rocky Road ice cream in moderation today. It’s ok… don’t deny yourself. Just be smart about it. ❤



I like to think of chocolate chips as tiny little pieces of sanity.
– Linda Palmer

There are two ways to eat chocolate.  You can either throw caution to the wind and eat an entire chocolate cake, or have a short stack of chocolate chip pancakes.

Today is NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP DAY!!!  Allow me to be your voice of reason for just one minute.  By the time you eat just half of that cake you will no longer be hungry – for anything.  You will probably be feeling pretty sick.

Something as innocent looking as say, a frosted chocolate fudge Pop-Tart is a whopping 200 calories!  Two bites and it’s gone – straight to your hips!!!

I would suggest something that is just as yummy and has just a bit of chocolate, such as Van’s Natural Foods Mini Chocolate Chip Waffles which are only 15 calories each.

Think of it this way…  for one Pop-Tart, you could have 13 mini-waffles!!!  I don’t even add butter or syrup to them, they are that good.  They give me some much-needed chocolate therapy and restore my sanity.

Forget love – I’d rather fall in chocolate!   – Attributed to Sandra J. Dykes

Once in a while, I melt a few chocolate chips in a saucepan and drizzle it over my Quaker chocolate crunch rice cake, which is only 60 calories.  Yes the melted chocolate adds a few more calories, but it sure tastes better than a dry rice cake.  In fact, there are times when I just eat the melted chocolate without the rice cake.  :-/

My friend Lucinda Berry Hill wrote a poem for this day too. We can never have too many poems about chocolate chips – and I like that hers is called CHOCOLATE CHIP FRIENDS.


Remember that you do have friends and they are more precious than chocolate chips!  God loves you more than chocolate chips too.  He guides and directs your paths if you ask Him to – and your photo is on His refrigerator because you mean so much to Him.

Enjoy your celebration!