By: Jen Shoop

Sharing again the blessing my family says every year on Thanksgiving:

β€œFor food in a world where many walk in hunger;

For faith in a world where many walk in fear;

For friends in a world where many walk alone;

We give you thanks, O Lord.”

More on why this prayer bears such significant meaning to me here.

This year, I am particularly thankful for my health and the health of my loved ones. After huffing and puffing my way through micro’s third trimester while chasing after a toddler and then recovering from a c-section and then coming down with a mystery virus-turned-migraine, I am highly conscious of the good fortune of feeling well. And I am also keenly aware that I must not take the good health and wellbeing of my loved ones for granted. Because when everyone is well, we are able to join the beauty of a normal day.

What about you? Any special thanks this year?

Post Scripts.

The whole Internet is on sale right now. I am specifically eyeing the following discounted items:

+A new set of Lake Pajamas.

+A bunch of goodies from La Coqueta’s sale, but I specifically had to have this for mini (have eyed this style of theirs for multiple seasons!) and a new knit playsuit for micro.

+Golden Goose sneaks for mini.

+Another Sleeper dress — I wore this one all summer long, while pregnant and then while nursing, and intend to wear it next summer, when I am doing neither!

+These snakeskin ankle booties.

+This pretty dress for mini (40% off!)

+Faux fur stole.

+This knit midi. Easy to pair with sneakers for school pick-up or pointed-toe flats for a more polished look.

+Used the 35% off to buy mini a head-to-toe look (which I rarely do) from Jacadi: this blouse, these shorts, these tights, and this cardigan.

+A second HVN dress. I bought my first earlier this year and am in-love with the tailoring and retro vibe.

+This stunning Emilia Wickstead I’ve lusted after forever.

P.S. Major milestones from this year: a personal kind of beatitude, celebrating nine years with Mr. Magpie, and turning 35.

P.P.S. Christmas gifts!

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8 thoughts on “Thanksgiving.

  1. I loved this prayer so much that I shared it with my family (3 pastors!!) at Thanksgiving and they all said they couldn’t come up with anything to better sum up a Thanksgiving prayer. I’m gifting each of them (and myself) a framed calligraphy print of it for Christmas. Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. Oh my gosh – I love that! What a sweet gift. I actually might copy you and do the same thing for my parents…! Great idea. xx

  2. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

    Love those Ulla boots in the brown snakeskin & can’t believe the price!! Definitely jump on that … wish they were still available in my size. πŸ™‚


  3. Happy Thanksgiving! When I saw you posted today, I hoped you’d mention your Thanksgiving prayer πŸ™‚

    I’ve also learned how precious and fragile health can be, and it is something we often take for granted when it’s good. I often pray for good health as well.

    This morning, I was particularly thankful for friends and family. They drive me insane most days, but I don’t know what I’d do without them! xo

    1. Aw – so glad you remember the prayer. I love it so much. A lot for us both to be thankful for, it seems πŸ™‚


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