Thanksgiving Blessing

Here is a Thanksgiving Blessing I want to share with everyone.

 Thanksgiving Prayer

Thanksgiving Blessing

 

Bountiful God,

You have blessed us in many ways,

In the beauty and richness of our land,

And in the freedom we enjoy.

You have given us even greater gifts

In our family who loves and cares for us

And in the grace which allows us to know and believe in you.

May we be grateful for all our blessings

Not just today, but every day.

Help us to turn our gratitude into action

By caring for those in need

And by working for a more just society.

Bless the wonderful meal we will enjoy today and

the merriment of those at table.

Be with all those we love who are not with us at this time.

We thank you Lord now and forever. Amen.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!

 

Rosalinda R Morgan

Author & Garden Writer

www.rosalindarmorgan.com

Kindle Deal for The Iron Butterfly at 99 cents ends today

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Kindle Countdown Deal for  “The Iron Butterfly” at 99 cents ends at 8:00 AM PST today, Nov. 13, 2016

The Iron Butterfly is a gripping tale about the intense devotion and ordeal of Regina Buendia, a young mother who suddenly finds herself all alone and penniless with nine young children to support after her husband died. Facing a bleak future, she has to find a way to tackle a male chauvinistic society where men still rule the business world. Will she be able to break through the barrier?

As the Great Depression affected the colonies, she is now faced with new concern – how to survive with business suffering and money being so tight. Just as she thinks she is getting ahead, a major natural disaster happens with terrible consequence to follow. Then her problems become insignificant compared to what was about to happen – the attack on Pearl Harbor and how the war in the Pacific affects their very existence.

An inspiring story of faith, hope and daring ambition.

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda Morgan, The Rose Lady

Author and Garden Writer

 

 

The Builders

Whether you like Donald J. Trump or not, he is a builder and always will be. Here is a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow that I came across this afternoon. Perfect tribute on Election Day to Donald J. Trump, the man who will MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

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The Builders

 

All are architects of Fate,

Working in these walls of Time;

Some with massive deeds and great,

Some with ornaments of rhyme.

 

Nothing useless is, or low;

Each thing in its place is best;

And what seems but idle show

Strengthens and supports the rest.

 

For the structure that we raise,

Time is with materials filled;

Our todays and yesterdays

Are the blocks with which we build.

 

Truly shape and fashion these;

Leave no yawning gaps between.

Think not, because no man sees,

Such things will remain unseen.

 

In the elder days of Art,

Builders wrought with greatest care

Each minute and unseen part;

For the gods see everywhere.

 

Let us do our work as well,

Both the unseen and the seen;

Make the house, where gods may dwell,

Beautiful, entire, and clean.

 

Else our lives are incomplete,

Standing in these walls of time,

Broken stairways, where the feet

Stumble as they seek to climb.

 

Build today, then, strong and sure,

With a firm and ample base;

And ascending and secure

Shall tomorrow find its place.

 

Thus alone can we attain

To those turrets, where the eye

Sees the world as one vast plain

And one boundless reach of sky.

 

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda Morgan

Author and Garden Writer

Motivational Monday – Oct. 17, 2016

The last words of Steve Jobs

 

I have come to the pinnacle of success in business.

 In the eyes of others, my life has been the symbol of success.

 However, apart from work, I have little joy. Finally, my wealth is simply a fact to which I am accustomed.

 At this time, lying on the hospital bed and remembering all my life, I realize that all the accolades and riches of which I was once so proud, have become insignificant with my imminent death.

 In the dark, when I look at green lights, of the equipment for artificial respiration and feel the buzz of their mechanical sounds, I can feel the breath of my approaching death looming over me.

 Only now do I understand that once you accumulate enough money for the rest of your life, you have to pursue objectives that are not related to wealth.

 It should be something more important:

 For example, stories of love, art, dreams of my childhood.

 No, stop pursuing wealth, it can only make a person into a twisted being, just like me.

 God has made us one way, we can feel the love in the heart of each of us, and not illusions built by fame or money, like I made in my life, I cannot take them with me.

 I can only take with me the memories that were strengthened by love.

 This is the true wealth that will follow you; will accompany you, he will give strength and light to go ahead.

 Love can travel thousands of miles and so life has no limits. Move to where you want to go. Strive to reach the goals you want to achieve. Everything is in your heart and in your hands.

 What is the world’s most expensive bed? The hospital bed.

 You, if you have money, you can hire someone to drive your car, but you cannot hire someone to take your illness that is killing you.

 Material things lost can be found. But one thing you can never find when you lose: life.

 Whatever stage of life where we are right now, at the end we will have to face the day when the curtain falls.

 Please treasure your family love, love for your spouse, love for your friends…

 Treat everyone well and stay friendly with your neighbours.

                                                                       

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

Rosalinda R. Morgan

Author and Garden Writer

 

Motivational Monday – October 3, 2016

 

Every successful man I have heard of has done the best he could with conditions as he found them, and not waited until next year for better.

Edgar W. Howe

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda Morgan, The Rose Lady

Author and Garden Writer

Author of “The Wentworth Legacy”, “The Iron Butterfly” and”BAHALA NA”

 

 

 

Motivational Monday – September 26, 2016

 

Everyone should have a deep-seated interest, or hobby, to enrich his mind, add zest to living, and perhaps, depending upon what it is, result in a service to his country.

Dale Carnegie

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

Rosalinda R. Morgan

Author and Garden Writer

Motivational Monday – September 12, 2016

When I am up against a tough situation, if I can do anything about it, I do it. If I can’t, I just forget it. I never worry about the future, because I know no man living can possibly figure out what is going to happen in the future. There are so many forces that will affect that future. Nobody can tell what prompts those forces – or understand them. So why worry about them?

By K.T. Keller

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

Rosalinda R. Morgan

Author and Garden Writer

Motivational Monday – August 15, 2016

If you can dream and not make dreams your master;

If you can think and not make thoughts your aim;

If you can meet with triumph and disaster;

And treat those two impostors just the same,

 

If you can force your heart, and nerve, and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone;

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the will which says to them, “Hold on,”

 

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,

Yours is the earth and everything that’s in it,

And, what is more, you’ll be a man, my son.

 

By Rudyard Kipling

 

 

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

Rosalinda R Morgan

Author and Garden Writer

Motivational Monday – Aug. 8, 2016

I know that I am considered an inveterate optimist and properly so. Why? Because I always turn my eyes toward success, not failure. I involuntarily turn my back on disaster and eliminate the hypothesis of failure. This is my philosophy in action. Every time you have a task before you, examine it carefully, take exact measure of what is expected of you. Then make your plan and, in order to execute it properly, create for yourself a method, never improvise.

By Marshal Ferdinand Foch

 

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

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Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

Rosalinda R Morgan

Author and Garden Writer

 

 

 

Motivational Monday – August 1, 2016,

 

If we think happy thoughts, we will be happy. If we think miserable thoughts, we will be miserable. If we think fear thoughts, we will be fearful. If we think sickly thoughts, we will probably be ill. If we think failure, we will certainly fail. If we wallow in self-pity, everyone will want to shun us and avoid us.

 By Dale Carnegie

Until next time. Stop and smell the roses.

Rosalinda, The Rose Lady

Rosalinda R Morgan

Author and Garden Writer