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Thanksgiving Is A Special Time To Lay Aside Your Worries

Updated on November 10, 2010

Enjoy The Peace of Thanksgiving


Nature Can Bring Peace And Healing



Thanksgiving has always been associated with reflecting on the past year events of our lives. Take a minute and think about the changes that occurred in your life this year. If your life was anything like mine, many changes occurred, some unexpected. Both good and bad events happened.

What I want to do right now is draw your attention to how sweet life really is through nature. Nature has always been a healer that brings peace to our lives. Notice how beautiful the world we live in is. Take a look at these photos. They are breath taking. The trees, the calm forest, the autumn leaves, and the lake. If you are going on vacation by vehicle, take your time and enjoy nature.

Food Can Be A Healer

The right food can do wonders for your palate. I don’t know what kinds of food you enjoy, and there is a variety of delicious foods for this season. Chestnut cake, candied apples, fresh food – scallops and fresh salads. The apple is one of nature's best health foods -- don't you want to grab one and bite it? I have hever had Chestnut cake, but it looks so delicious -- how about you?


I hope you will enjoy time with family and friends during this season. Go out when invited, or invite someone over to your home. It dosen't have to be expensive to bring friends over -- have them pitch in. Plan a simple meal and have some games to play. The goal is to have fun and relax.

Let Go

Did you experience any of the following:

Job loss; Death In Your Family; Divorce or Sickness? Know that life will get better if you reflect on the right things. Think about the good and positive things. I am reminded about the scripture that says, "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

Treat Yourself

Is there something you have been wanting to do, and did not have the time. Hopefully, you will take time and do it now. I was given a Spa Gift Certificate months ago, and haven't used it yet. I will make plans to use it now. Get a good book, see a good movie, go on an overnight stay where you can enjoy nature.

Count Your Blessings

Get you a journal and write your many blessings down. Write things down like abilities: see, hear, walk and talk -- if you can run that's even better. Do you have family? Do you have friends? I know I have much to be thankful for, my husband, children, mother, sister, family and special friends. I am thankful for my church family, my Pastors and good teaching of the bible. Did I say anything tangible yet? Yes, I am thankful for a home, transportation and clothes on my back. Most of all, I am thankful for love and the ability to love.

Chestnut Cake Recipe - From Chestnutsonline

I did some research on the Chestnut Cake and here is the delicious recipe:

1/2 c mild olive oil

1 c chestnut flour + addt'l for dusting

1/4 c hazelnuts

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3 large eggs, separated

1/2 c mild honey

1/4 c sugar

Toppings: Powdered sugar or whipped cream/chopped hazelnuts - Yummy!

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    Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

    Str8up Hookups, thanks for sharing your thankfulness. It is important that we recognize our blessings. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family!

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    Str8up Hookups 7 years ago

    Awesome hub Treasuresofheaven!

    I'm thankful everyday for all the simple things that are so taken for granted.

    I'm thankful for my health and my family and for the ability to gives thanks.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

    oceansnsunsets, Thanksgiving is indeed a special time. I am thankful everyday of the week -- Thanksgiving helps us create an atmosphere of being more and expressing more gratefulness. We can all use a little healing, and that comes from Jesus. Thank you for taking time to visit this hub!

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    Paula 7 years ago from The Midwest, USA

    This is a great hub, full of great reminders of what our focus ought to be on at Thanksgiving. I like the idea of bringing nature into things, healing foods, and inspirational words of Jesus. Thank you Treasures, great hub!

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    Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

    Alternative Prime, thank you so much for the "Great Hub & Great Visuals" note. I am trying some new things on my pages. Let me know when you make the chestnut cake.

    Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    Alternative Prime 7 years ago from > California

    Hi Treasuresofheaven,

    Great Hub & Great Visuals.

    Very interesting "Chestnut Cake" recipe...Think I might give it a try.

    Thanks for sharing... Happy Holidays & Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving

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    Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

    Jason R. Manning, you are funny. After stuffing ourselves, we will need a Thanksgiving diet stress. Glad you like the pictures.

    Blessings to you and your familly too! You always make my day!

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    Sima Ballinger 7 years ago from Michigan

    Hi sid_candid, Thanks for coming by. We certainly can be miserable if we want -there's plenty problems in the world. I'm with you, we will enjoy this grest festival!

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    Jason R. Manning 7 years ago from Sacramento, California

    What a great hub, beautiful pictures of delicious looking food. I really appreciate the sentimental value you are representing. Now you need to follow this hub up with the post Thanksgiving diet stress…lol.

    God Bless. I hope your Thanksgiving meal is filled with the peace of our Lord.

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    sid_candid 7 years ago

    Really Thanksgiving is a special time of the year. We should forget all our worries and misery and enjoy this great festival. Great Hub!