Happy Thanksgiving

Tri-colored Heron by Dan

Tri-colored Heron by Dan

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our blog viewers. Today, here in the United States, we celebrate a tradition that has long been established (See below). We are thankful for each of you who stop by for a visit to Lee’s Birdwatching Adventures. So, from me (Lee) and Dan (My husband and photographer), we hope you have a blessed day and remember to thank God for all His bountiful blessings.

That I may proclaim with the voice of thanksgiving, And tell of all Your wondrous works. (Psa 26:7 NKJV)

Out and about - Lake Hollingsworth

Out and about – Lake Hollingsworth

We trust as you see all about you, you will see the wondrous works of God and give thanksgiving. Also, for the many blessings that we have every day. As for me, I am thankful for every day that I can be out birding. Many know that I have a slight problem with my legs as a result of back surgery and can’t always go as far or as long as other birdwatchers. My lists may not be as long, but I still enjoy seeing and hearing the birds that are there. I am still amazed seeing the mighty hand of God in the design and creation of each one. I am also thankful for my husband and the support and love he gives me. I am also very thankful for all the photographers who have given me permission to use their photos (See sidebar-Photographers). But, most of all, I am thankful for all the the Lord has done for me. He has saved my soul, loved me, kept me, supplied all my needs (and a lot of my wants), has reserved a mansion for me in Glory, and given me a great family, church family and friends.

From the History.com

Thanksgiving Proclamation

State of New-Hampshire. In Committee of Safety, Exeter, November 1, 1782 : Ordered, that the following proclamation for a general thanksgiving on the twenty-eighth day of November instant, received from the honorable Continental Congress, be forthwith printed …

EXETER, November 1, 1782.

the following Proclamation for a general THANKSGIVING on the twenty-eighth day of November [instant?], received from the honorable Continental Congress, be forthwith printed, and sent to the several worshipping Assemblies in this State, to whom it is recommended religiously to observe said day, and to abstain from all servile labour thereon.
M. WEARE, President.

By the United States in Congress assembled.

Another excerpt says:

Do hereby recommend to the inhabitants of these States in general, to observe, and request the several States to interpose their authority in appointing and commanding the observation of THURSDAY the twenty-eight day of NOVEMBER next, as a day of solemn THANKSGIVING to GOD for all his mercies: and they do further recommend to all ranks, to testify to their gratitude to GOD for his goodness, by a cheerful obedience of his laws, and by promoting, each in his station, and by his influence, the practice of true and undefiled religion, which is the great foundation of public prosperity and national happiness.


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