Harvest Blessing Mix
Bugles - represents a cornucopia...horn of plenty
Pretzels - represents arms folded in thanks and prayer
Candy Corn - During the first winter, the pilgrims were each allowed 5 kernels of corn per day b/c food was so scarce.
Raisins - Thanksgiving is the celebration of the harvest
Sunflower seeds - Seeds represent the potential of a bountiful harvest for the next season, if they are planted and well tended.
Chocolate chips - What's a mix without chocolate?
In reading that last line you are probably thinking I made this up, b/c, you know, I heart chocolate. However, my little one brought this home from preschool yesterday and I thought it was very cute!
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, and remembers to give thanks to God for all your blessings. Remember to give thanks for all you DO have, not what you DON'T. If I learned anything from my Dad's battle with cancer, it's to be grateful for every day that you are here, don't sweat the small stuff, and love, love, love like there is no tomorrow....because tomorrow is not a guarantee. With that being said, I am so grateful that so far, my Dad is kicking cancer a*s! I pray everyday that it continues, and I pray for all those facing the battle, and for the families who are without a loved one this holiday season because of it.
I'll be taking a little bloggy break this week, as I feel many of us will, so don't forget about me ;) Happy Thanksgiving!